Chatting With Chris

Featuring Chris Wynters
Musician, Theatre Artist, Music Industry Type

March 16, 2017
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The story

Chris Wynters is the Director of Festival Marketing and Partnerships at Six Shooter Records. For five years prior to that, he served as the Executive Director of Alberta Music. He his experience in the music business spans such roles as songwriter, producer, studio owner and road-weathered touring musician from his over 20 years of fronting Captain Tractor, one of Alberta’s most successful indie bands ever. He’s also an experienced theatre artist, working as an actor, an award-winning music director and composer, and as the creator/composer/lyricist of a number of original musicals. He continues to serve as Vice President of the Western Canadian Music Alliance.

Fun facts

He was very into running when he was touring with Captain Tractor. So much so that he once “accidentally” ran a marathon. While lost in Auckland, New Zealand. Where he ran for… five. Hours. Straight. He adds: “I never did figure out exactly how far I ran exactly, but since my 10K time was around 40 minutes, I’m sure I ran at least that far. I wrote a song about the experience. It’s called Skywriting, which was actually the name of my first solo album.

He went to boarding school: “it was just like Hogwarts… just with no magic, unfortunately.”

He clings to his British Passport.

His favourite songwriter is Stephen Sondheim.

He cohabitates with his loving wife, two great children, a dog (Rosie), two cats (Beijing and Esther) and a tortoise (Jack).

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