The Undiscovered: Chris Schreiner

Chris Schreiner


Who Is This Guy?

Known in some circles as simply "The Guy", guitarist Chris Schreiner submitted a seven song instrumental CD-R under "The Guy", entitled mystically His First Seven. Anyone who has read "The DaVinci Code" and solved all the puzzles in that book has already figured out that His First Seven, coupled with the fact that there are seven songs on the CD-R, mean that these must be his first seven compositions. We learn from Steven Vai that the number seven has some important qualities - Vai went to Berklee, Schreiner went to Berklee - quod erat demonstrandum. Beyond the proof, Schreiner composes some very listenable stuff on this demo - it keeps you interested, and he doesn't constantly hammer you over the head with technique, even though he possesses plenty of it. Hey guy, nice job!


Chris was born on February 16, 1983, and began playing the guitar at age 9, shortly after his older cousin Justin started playing the bass. "I had a dream that Justin and I were running around the house trading licks with a pink Flying V (what would Freud say!?). In the Dream we played amazing and fluent runs effortlessly. When I awoke I had fallen in love with the idea of being extraordinary and proficient at the guitar." While studying at the National Guitar Summer Workshop he attended classes under the guidance of Terry Syrek, Dennis McCumber, David Hamberger and Tobias Horowitz. Attending Berklee, Chris was taught and influenced by Kenwood Dennard and Julien Kasper. Julien introduced his to Steffan Depergolas, the luthier of his D'Pergo strat.

In addition to perhaps catching him on "Extreme Makeover: Alter Ego Edition", check out Schreiner's web site for upcoming live shows scheduled in the Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York areas.

Contact Information

C.A. Schreiner
United States

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