Chris Milo, who recently appeared on the cover of Newsday for their story "Beyond Cover Bands," is a singer, songwriter, professional recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, actor and dancer from Long Island, New York.
Chris's "Poisoned Love" has been making waves on major radio stations across the United States; trending #2 on New Music Weekly's Hot 100 radio chart and #1 on the AC/Hot AC Indie Music Sales Chart. Chris has also been extensively featured in the "Good Times" music and entertainment publication.
Of Cuban/Puerto Rican and Italian descent, Chris has performed at numerous venues across NYC and Long Island, including The Suffolk Theater, Bitter End, Marriot Marquis, Roosevelt Hotel, and My Father’s Place. Prominent artists Chris has opened for include Randy Jackson of Zebra, The Blues Project, and Billy Joel's original band, The Lords of 52nd Street. Chris's soulful, vibrant singing and dynamic live persona result in a unique sound and vibe that is strikingly akin to a full band performance.
In addition to singing, Chris is an accomplished dancer, having appeared at numerous international Latin ballroom competitions where he danced the Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. Additionally, Chris has appeared in independent films, danced for a TV sitcom on USA Network and performed on many mainstage theatre productions in the NY area.
Chris’s love for music started at a young age, drawing influences from early soul/R&B artists such as Otis Redding, Nina Simone, Joe Bonamassa, and the pop/rock of Ritchie Valens, Del Shannon, Dion and Bobby Darin. Contemporary influences include Selena, Marc Anthony, Ed Sheeran and Charlie Puth.
Chris’s debut single, “Poisoned Love,” along with a Spanish version “Amor Venenoso,” were recorded at Richie Cannata's Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York. Both recordings were written, produced, and arranged by Chris in both English and Spanish. His debut album "Poisoned Love EP" also includes his original "Memories" as well as covers of "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers) and "I Go To Pieces" (Peter & Gordon).