With his lyric-baritone voice Chris has performed all over North America with various orchestras, stage productions and solo concerts. His has been compared to the likes of Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli with the versatility to sing the Great American Songbook. He is currently a member of the platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra. As a solo artist Chris has played such prestigious rooms as Birdland, The Rainbow Room, Jazz! At Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Room in NYC. Chris has worked with various professionals in the industry including the legendary Julie Andrews as well as TONY nominated Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge (B'Way's Ragtime). In addition he has had the opportunity to to work alongside TONY nominee John Buchinno and Emmy Winning/Oscar Nominated composer/arranger Ian Fraser.
Chris is available to Cantor your entire Mass (Catholic) at your request or just sing a song or two at your ceremony. Have a popular song that you love and want performed at your wedding? Chris and his team will arrange the song acousitcally or for string quartet or piano to create the most romantic and totally customized version of your favorite song.
For Events and Private Parties, Chris and his band are available in a variety of different formats and shows:
STANDARDS & CLASSICS -- Is a fully customizable show featuring Chris and his band of up to 6 musicians (Piano, Drums, Upright Bass, Guitar, Trumpet, Saxophone) or can be whittled down to just a Jazz Trio or even just Piano and Vocals. Singing hits from the Great American Songbook the show features classic tunes -- Come Fly With Me, Georgia on my Mind, Cry Me A River, Summerwind, My Kind of Town (Chicago), New York, New York, The Nearness of You, and Many More. Sound design package is available with this show.
BROADWAY GREATS -- Is again a fully customizable show featuring Chris and his band of up to 6 musicians (Piano, Drums, Upright Bass, Guitar, Violin, Cello) or can be whittled down to a trio or even just Piano and Vocals. Chris weaves stories of his life as a performer thus far and sings from some of the most beloved shows in Broadway history -- Carousel, Miss Saigon, Oklahoma, Sweeney Todd, My Fair Lady, Phantom of the Opera, Newsies, South Pacific, Pippin, and More. Sound design package is available with this show.
CHRIS PINNELLA LIVE -- Is a night of inspirational and romantic songs performed by a band of 10 (Piano, Drums, Upright Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello) and features well known Pop/Rock songs that have re-arranged in a way that you have never heard before. Full lighting and sound design package is available with this show. Songs such as You Raise Me Up, Fields of Gold, Imagine, In My Life, I Can't Make You Love Me, With or Without You, and More.
Praise for Chris's Live Shows:
'It was quite an evening as the sold-out 540 seat theatre welcomed Chris and his band. All of the songs featured Chris' lovely baritone and great arrangements. Poignant, Beautiful, Awesome, & Stunning.' -- Dan Roth: Music & Art Review
'Pinnella possesses a soaring, rich baritone that just leaves you speechless' -- Talkin' Broadway
'Pinnella delivered with rock and roll good looks and stunning vocals' -- New England Music News
'His voice is pure perfection' -- The Coast Star
'Stunning Singing' -- Star Telegram
'Pinnella has the same kind of energy and charisma as the young Marlon Brando had.' -- Dallas Morning News