Welcome to the official website of singer/songwriter/author/actor, Chris "Breeze" Barczynski (SAG/AFTRA, BMI).

Hear Chris in his new band, Shepard the Breeze, co-founded with guitarist Jay Shepard, a product of South Carolina and one of the deadliest guitar players on the New York rock scene. The two of them locked themselves into a basement studio in Harlem and emerged with 3 albums worth of material steeped in Southern, modern, and classic rock, the Blues, Americana, and the perfect amount of the rock of the 90's- the first of which is their debut self-titled album, Shepard the Breeze. Joined by bassist Adam James, guitarist Georgios Pesios, and drummer Michael Ostuni, the band is exploding onto the rock and roll radar of bands to watch.

Hear it and purchase downloads or CDs before its official release at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/shepardthebreeze



From "Unsung Hero" magazine:

        "Single malt in hand, Joe Cocker ambles backstage and finds Janis sipping sweet oblivion. Tonight is a good night. It's June 1969, and on this particular evening in upstate New York, the legends make the beast with two backs. Loins collide-sweat, love, and afterwards a shared cigarette- as the encounter leaves young Janis ripe with child. The beautiful consequence is Chris "Breeze" Barczynski."

From Last Call with Carson Daly:

         "I know a lot of your friends have gone on to make it. I think you're next."


From singer, Michael McDonald:

          " Breeze! What a voice!"


Chris "Breeze" Barczynski is a professional singer, journeyman musician, author, and former “Star Search” semi-finalist who has also performed on national television as a cast member for 2 seasons of “The Singing Bee” on NBC, and as a featured guest on “Last Call with Carson Daly," “The Early Show," and the WB’s “Daily Buzz." His voice can be heard on the hugely successful "Kidzbop" CD's and the Pokemon songs "Diamond and Pearl" and "Shadow of Darkrai." As lead singer of Harlem indie rock band, Citizens of Contrary Knowledge, he and the band were voted a Top 5 Best Independent Artist of 2009 by Internet Radio Magazine and also won the 2008 New Jersey Nets Battle of the Bands which earned them a performance at the Izod Arena in front of a crowd of 16,000. Citizens' music has enjoyed great success on college and internet radio, and has been featured on Showtime’s hit series, “The Tudors," as well as on College Sports TV and Nickelodeon’s “Drake and Josh” and “Zoey 101."


photo by Jon Slackman

photo by Jon Slackman

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