Bio

 From its humble beginnings on the stage at an open mic night in a Dayton, Ohio blues bar, to an audience of millions on network television, to the airwaves of mainstream, college, and internet radio, and beyond, the career of singer/songwriter Chris “Breeze” Barczynski has been nothing short of astounding. He honed his craft as a singer and frontman of blues bands The Rumblers, One Way Out, and Righteous, and regionally touring Allentown, PA based rock bands, The Honey Buzzards, and Sweet Brother Rush, and as a solo artist throughout the 90’s, traveling hundreds of thousands of miles in vans, buses, and RV’s, building a loyal fan base, and personally selling 20,000 independently produced CD’s along the way. He opened for acts as diverse as Green Day, Collective Soul, Hootie and the Blowfish, Matchbox 20, Sugar Ray, Live, Fuel, Kansas, The Smithereens, The Badlees, Wanderlust, Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, Webb Wilder, Blue Oyster Cult, Todd Rundgren, Jewel, Edwin McCain, 38 Special, Warren Zevon, and The Jerry Garcia Band among others. After relocating to New York City from his hometown of Bethlehem, Pa in January of 2001, he quickly found himself in the spotlight of network television as a featured guest on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, CBS’s Early Show, and the WB’s Daily Buzz, as an Adult Singer Semi-Finalist on CBS’s Star Search with Arsenio Hall, and as a cast member for two seasons of NBC’s The Singing Bee with Joey Fatone. His voice has earned the praises of music legends such as Michael McDonald, as well as Ashford and Simpson, who cast him as the male lead, “Rootie,” in the workshop of their Broadway style musical, “Pipes.” His voice has been heard on Applebee’s and Canadian Club radio ads, on the Pokemon theme songs "Diamond and Pearl" and "Shadow of Darkrai", the hugely successful Kidzbop CD's, and on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Since founding Harlem based independent rock band, Citizens Of Contrary Knowledge, in 2005, he has solidified his status as a bona fide rock and roll singer. The band released two independent CD’s to rave reviews and critical acclaim, was voted a Top 5 Best Independent Artist 2009 by Internet Radio Magazine, won the 2008 New Jersey Nets Battle of the Bands and performed to a crowd of 16,000 at the NJ Meadowlands Izod Arena, and licensed their music to Showtime Network’s hit series, “The Tudors,” to Nickelodeon’s “Drake and Josh” and “Zoey 101,” to College Sports TV, as well as to several films released by Alpha and Omega Films. Chris is currently living in San Francisco and planning to publish his first non-fiction book entitled, “The Chronicles of the Music Man,” a collection of his short stories, essays, lyrics, and poetry chronicling his evolution as an artist and as a man. He plans to turn the book into a show with the same moniker which will feature the music he’s written along that very journey.