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Pianist Vocalist Kris

Piano Bars & Weddings
    Kris singing into a microphone

    Pianist vocalist Kris is a talented Pop singer and pianist/one-man-band.

    He has toured Australia, New Zealand & Hawaii with The National Band & Chorus and attended The prestigious Hartt School of Music on a singing scholarship. He has been a member of Fred Waring’s US Chorus. He has worked with The Five Satins, the 50’s group whose hit song “In the Still of the Night”, kept them famous for 40 years. In 1989, Kris joined a friend Ray Small and began work on “The Tournament” -an original musical that went all the way to off-Broadway status in New York City.

    He spent the next three years performing, directing, and acting in many versions of the show. In 1990 he joined long-time friend John Bristow as keyboard player and vocalist with X-EMPT, an original/cover rock band playing several venues in the Danbury, CT area. In 1990, he began performing five nights a week as a solo artist performing in the New York area.

    In 1994, Tonner moved to Georgia to further his career as a solo & band keyboardist/vocalist. Kris has played and/or recorded with: Richie Scarlet, Bobby Brown, The Drifters, The Gap Band, Taylor Dayne, The Five Satins, The Platters, Night Ranger, Ace Frehley, Leslie West, War, The Coasters, and countless others. He lives with his family while performing and recording in the Atlanta area.

    Today he performs in bands, plays solo one-man-band piano bars and you might find him performing dueling pianos style on any given night for our corporate clients who want that “something different” for their entertainment.  Quote: $450 – 650.

    To be added soon!

    We love Kris and his band! Thanks, Jim … Agnes Scott College

    Kris is bringing in a following after only 2 weeks.  Thanks for booking him for us…   Management of Meat and Potato Kitchen & Bar