Chris “Luppy” Swan is a crowd favorite at numerous hotspots across the St. Louis area, including Herbie’s, Roper’s Regal Beagle, Sidecar, Bossa Nova Martini Lounge, Sqwires, Sasha’s, One 19 North, and Riverbend Restaurant and Bar, just to name a few! Landing his first gig at the age of 12, he’s been going strong ever since. Residing in St. Louis MO, being a singer, rapper, piano player, trumpet player and writer brought along many opportunities. This all progressed into numerous bands and projects before he started the LP Outsiders in college (where he studied piano performance). LP Outsiders toured the country and put out 4 albums over 8 years of being together. This band brought along many opportunities including signing a major publishing deal with Windswept Pacific, appearing on the Three To Tango movie soundtrack, appearing on the Disney Channel with 98 Degrees and opening for Culture Club, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Cherry Poppin’ Daddy’s, Vitamin C and touring with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Chris also got the chance to play at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, played trumpet on a b-side on Natalie Imbruglia’s multi-platinum selling single to “Torn,” and has written with Robbie Nevil (“Ce La Vie”).
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After LP Outsiders called it quits, Chris entered the world of piano entertaining, as well as pursuing his own jazz/soul/hiphop cover band The Sky West Trio (www.skywesttrio.com). He also plays all over St. Louis with trumpet great Jim Manley (www.jimmanleymusic.com). Chris has performed all over the world, becoming a crowd favorite in bars all over St. Louis as well as the caribbean including Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Chris’ biggest passion is to use music to encourage people to live a life of positivity and possibility. He does this through his record company called Soul Motivation Records. To learn more about Chris’ music, please visit: www.soulmotivationrecords.com.