“I was 18 when I wrote my first song, it was titled ‘Klown’. I had gotten my heart broken and my friends were tired of hearing about it so writing music was my way to vent, my way to be heard. It was easy, I expressed my sadness and my feelings of stupidity in a way that flowed. It was just me pouring my heart out over chords, but it allowed me to discover just how therapeutic songwriting was.”
Team Forever Dangerous
Chris Fischer’s love of music began in San Francisco. Growing up in the Bay Area and listening to San Francisco’s legendary bands, his passion for music and performing was hard to miss. At the early age of 16, he began organizing and producing successful local shows complete with custom staging and multiple acts. His name and successful events became popular among local bands and fans.
In 1991 he relocated to Boulder, Colorado to study at the University of Colorado. After graduating with a degree in music he was fortunate to hone his skills playing and touring with legendary Chicago drummer and co-founder Danny Seraphine from 1996-1998. It was his tenure with Seraphine that helped propel his professional music career.
In 1998 he founded Funkiphino (Funk-If-I-Know). The highly successful band, now in its 16th year, is a consistent top draw in the Rocky Mountain Region and can been seen performing regularly at music festivals, society events, fundraisers and venues.
In 2006, while Chris was producing an independent recording project he was introduced to Jennifer Batten. He immediately recognized her passion for music, incredible musicianship, and outstanding work ethic. As a result, the two became friends and he began booking appearances and performing with Jennifer several times a year.
In 2007 and 2011 Chris and Funkiphino were featured in Mix Magazine and Keyboard Magazine. Keyboard editor, Stephen Fortner’s two-page story recognized the significant role Fischer had in the design and implementation of the band’s state-of-the-art sound system complete with remote mixing capabilities.
Chris’ entrepreneurial spirit and love of music are constantly interlaced. As owner and president of Boomerang Enterprises, Inc., he’s led the company to successful relationships with Ford, General Motors, Land Rover and Chrysler.
Born and raised in southern Colorado, professional entertainer Sonny G. is an electric and omni-talented presence who lights up a stage.
Sonny G. began his entertainment career as a professional actor in 2007. He is a Screen Actors Guild member, and has been featured in over 28 regional, national and international commercials including Quizno’s, the US Army, King Soopers, Cabela’s Outfitters, and Ralph Lauren. He’s also worked in movies and television shows for NBC, CBS, USA, Disney, and Lions Gate Films.
Alongside crafting a successful acting career, Sonny continued his love of dancing and impersonating his favorite entertainer–the King of Pop Michael Jackson. From 2004 to 2012, Sonny G. quietly worked for hours every day to develop his act to be the most authentic Michael Jackson impersonation to date. After years of development and hundreds of hours studying and analyzing Michael’s live performances and music videos, Sonny G. continued an Olympic athlete-style training regimen to rehearse, record, watch, break his body down and build himself back up over and over again. He worked relentlessly to emulate Michael’s master showmanship and boundless energy.
While on set shooting for Starz/Encore’s Elvis Month, Sonny G. began writing a one-man stage show featuring the impersonation acts he’d developed, including Michael Jackson, Jackie WIlson, Elvis Presley, James Brown, and Cab Calloway. In October of 2014, the show “American Music Icons: A Review of Music’s Greatest Showmen” debuted to sold-out audiences in Colorado.
The show brought Sonny G. into contact with Chris Fischer. Together, they are working to expand the vision of Michael Jackson live on stage.
Most people have never heard of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, but those who are from this small town have heard of Preston Scales. An emerging voice in the R&B world, Preston is looking to make his name known on a larger scale.
“I remember riding in the car when I was 4-years-old and singing with my mom. I would sit the back seat as she drove us to and from church, and every Sunday we’d sing the same song: ‘I Ain’t No Ways Tired’. She would prompt me, “C’mon, Pret,” as she started to sing. It was a comforting feeling…and her way of getting her 4-year-old a little more excited about church.”
Preston Scales got both his singing talents and his motivation to pursue music from his mother. She was the first person to embrace his singing and give him the belief that his voice was something exceptional. At the age of 14, he already knew he wanted to be a recording artist.