In 2013, the artistry of Chris Haze was heralded by Hot Press Magazine as “Hot For 2014’ and nominated Chris to win their “readers award” for ‘Most Promising Artist that year ! How could this happen when just four years earlier, Chris had never so much as “touched” a guitar, let alone, compose, play, sing or perform the music and songs he had written in front of thousands of strangers.
Besides being what some people might call a “natural talent”, he is also a “force of nature”, in that his drive, hunger and unquenchable thirst to master the crafts of musicianship, songwriting and performing are his life’s obsession and has brought to a once “lost boy from the wrong side of the tracks”, joy, passion, direction as well as a sense of purpose for his life !
Over the past few years, Chris has performed with a number of major names in the music industry. He has opened for such diverse International artists as Coolio and Sheppard, and toured all around Ireland with the Irish group , The Original Rudeboys, ending in December 2013, where Chris opened their sold out shows at The Olympia Theatre and The Academy Dublin earning himself thousands of new fans.
Recently Guinness picked Chris over hundreds of contenders to participate in their nationally recognised promotion “The Guinness Amplify Series, which “spot lights” and publicises new and upcoming Irish singer/songwriters.
Along with The Guinness Amplify Series, Chris released a single called “Don’t Wanna Fall Asleep”, which surprisingly generated impressive media interest and radio play across Ireland.
On The Road EP – Following the release of the acclaimed “Thoughts To Words” Just 3 months later he released yet another 2 song EP entitled “On The Road”
I’ll Run – His latest single, earned much airplay and acclaim on both Irish and British radio, from 2FM in Ireland to BBC Radio & Radio X in the U.K. The single debuted at #9 on the Irish Singer Songwriter chart on iTunes reaching as high as the Top 3. The Official music video also received similar acclaim and accolades.
Haze hit 2017 with a bang releasing a chart topping EP called “We Are One” featuring previously released singles “Let Us Be Heroes” & “I’ll Run” along with 3 brand new songs. We Are One” EP secured Haze his first Number 1 release on the Irish Singer-Songwriter Chart across multiple music platforms like iTunes & Google Play. After the first week “We Are One” EP went on to secure Haze #2 on the Independent Irish album chart right behind Adele and #31 on the Official Irish Album Charts. Reaching a peak position of #4 on the official charts.”
Continuing his roll in 2017 Chris released another new release in September. A brand new single called “Say Goodbye. The single debuted at Number 1 on the Irish Singer-Songwriter Chart and at Number 39 on the Official Irish Singles Charts. Making this Haze’s 3rd Irish Chart position in 12 months. “Say Goodbye” was also the 8th most played Irish Song on Irish Radio the wee of the release. The single was added to the New Music & New Talent Playlists by Spotify Finland for release week and gained a huge amount of traction in Finland, Sweden, Norway & Denmark.