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Chris’ professional musical career began as the bassist for the early ‘90s pop rock band: Jellyfish (Virgin/ Charisma). While in Jellyfish, Chris made three videos for MTV, and played hundreds of shows across the United States and Europe. Highlights included touring with The Black Crowes, opening for INXS at Wembley Stadium, performing nightly on stage with his brother Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Beck, Air, Johnny Cash, Blink 182)

… and eating strawberry cheese cake with Ringo Starr.

It was Albhy Galuten (Producer: Bee Gees, Barbara Streisand, Eric Clapton) who inspired Chris to sign on as an assistant engineer at the legendary Plant Studios in Sausalito, Ca. During that time, he worked under producers such as Steve Lillywhite, Bob Rock and Jerry Harrison. Chris engineered on “Supernatural”, the 30 multi-platinum, 8 grammy award winning album by Carlos Santana. He also worked on records for Metallica, Third Eye Blind, Guster, Joe Satriani and others.

In 2000 Chris built his own studio and recorded international artists Eric Martin, Mr. Big & Jesse Colin Young . He also produced recordings for Bay Area favorites, 20 Minute Loop, Tommy Castro, Box Set & Thriving Ivory. In 2010, Chris travelled to Italy to record the #1 selling 8x platinum album Arrivaderci Mostro, for Italian artist Luciano Ligabue.

Chris has also studied with: Eric Thorngren, Michael James, Neill King, Jack Blades, KC Porter, Ant Banks, Jack Joseph Puig, Mike Fraser, Arne Frager, Glen Kolotkin, Thom Wilson, Jason Carmer and many others.”



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