Christopher Francis (CF) Burke is a musician, vocalist, songwriter and engineer/producer with over 15 years of professional experience. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays piano/organ, guitar, bass, accordion, tuba, harmonica, and bagpipes.
Having studied at The University of Rochester, The Ontario Institute for Audio Recording Technology, and Lehman College, Chris has gone on to be the musical director/conductor for over 75 musical theater productions at the regional theater, college, high school and youth theater levels. In addition to private instruction in voice, piano, guitar and bass, he also teaches band, choir, and music technology classes at schools in New York and Connecticut; including Brunswick School and The Garvey School. He currently teaches private music lessons in Westchester and Fairfield counties and New York City.
As a keyboard player, Chris has held down jobs in The Geoff Hartwell Band, Pat O'Shea and the Honest Men, The Jason Gisser Band, The Track, Johnny Feds, and Soulshine. His work playing in bands has led to sharing the stage or recording studio with artists including Sonny Landreth, Alan Evans (Soulive), Andy Aledort, Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band), Gary Portnoy, and Shelton Becton. He also regularly performs solo with an acoustic guitar or piano in the NYC area.
With a degree in audio engineering from OIART and years of experience behind the glass, Chris loves collaborating with up and coming talent in the recording studio, most recently having worked with Mishti and Elke.
In addition to his work as a side-man and engineer, in 2015 CF Burke released a solo EP "Halfway Ballet" which serves as a showcase of his songwriting, performing, engineering and mixing skills.
Out of his home studio in Westchester, CF Burke regularly produces tracks for vocal accompaniment, full production tracks for musical theater, voice-over spots, and can edit and mix commercial or film/tv works. He also composes original music for film/tv, ads, podcasts, or collaborative multi-media works.