Chris van Keir has been making noise since he was a farm kid in Saskatchewan, Canada. His earliest influences came from AM radio along with his mom and older cousins’ record collections: The Beatles, The Stones, Dylan, Joplin, Hendrix, The Ventures, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, and Metallica. A lot has changed over the years, but his love for music has been the one constant. He moved to Edmonton in his teens to attend the University of Alberta and formed his first band, continuing to study music technique, theory, and composition. Having now made Calgary home, his musical endeavours include being guitarist/composer for The 427’s and The Torchettes, sideman for multiple other recording artists, as well as a music teacher both privately and with Cornerstone Music Cafe. His favourite colour is red, and when he’s not musically engaged, he can be found surfing, snowboarding, and riding his motorcycle into the sunset.