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Chris Bitten Drummer/Songwriter,Chris Bitten has been involved in music since the age of 6.His parents discovered his ability to play along to music in perfect timing while emulating playing drums on the kitchen table.At the age of 8 his parents bought him his first set of drums ,by the age of 12 Chris was already playing drums behind some very prominent local choirs in his native home town of Birmingham,Alabama.His talent led him to writing and producing a gospel album which was entitled The Bitten's,which recieved regular rotation on a local radio station.At age 19 Chris became one of the co founders of a very popular jazz band in the B'ham area called Top Secret, which played in popular jazz clubs and a host of private parties.It was in this band that led Chris to meet and record with Zebra Recording Artist Eric Essix, in which he played drums on Eric's second cd for then Nova Records on a tune called Out Da Frame.This is what inspired Chris to want to record his own tunes.By the age of 25 Chris started his own jazz band which was calledXpoz'd which became so popular that he was booked to perform for a welcoming party for the 1996 olympic committe that hosted the soccer games in Birmingham, Alabama, he also recieved great reviews in a local newspaper which stated that Chris was destined for stardom.Later on, Chris felt the need to persue his love for music and relocated to now home Atlanta,Georgia, where he played drums with music hall of famers The Tams, whose hit single was Be Young Be Foolish and also the world renouned Drifters who performed the legendary song Under The Board walk which also led him to playing drums for blues legend Clarence Carter whose bigger hits were Patches & Strokin.Touring with Clarence took Chris all over the world and even was featured in a major movie called Another Day In Paradise that starred Melanie Griffith and actor James Woods. With all this experience under his wing,Chris then put together his studio to write ,produce and perform all of the instruments on his debut cd entitled The Chris Bitten Project which features guitarist Peter Graham. Chris has captured a cornucopia of musical taste which he brewed into a blend of neo soul, blues ,funk, african jive and smooth jazz, to offer you a musical feast which is satisfaction guaranteed .