CRIS GUNTHER (a.k.a C-GUN) is a Recording Artist (Singer-Songwriter-Dancer-Producer), Actor, and Writer. He's the CO-WINNER of the inaugural RANDY JACKSON, BABYFACE, KENNY G, and WALTER AFANASIEFF talent competition, ISINA- and he won the 2018 HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARD WINNER for BEST MESSAGE SONG / SOCIAL IMPACT for his original song, "NEVER GIVE UP", which MADONNA also featured in her digital arts initiative, ART-FOR-FREEDOM. Rock / Movie Star, JARED LETO through the Italian Eyewear Brand, CARRERA WORLD, also featured Gunther's unreleased track, "204" in their digital MAVERICK campaign. As an Actor, CRIS GUNTHER's completed 4 SHORT FILM LEADING ROLES, a FEATURE FILM SUPPORTING ROLE, along with 6 T.V. COMMERCIAL PRINCIPALS including a COMMERCIAL VOICEOVER with 1.7 MILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS.
Cris lived in BRAZIL for several years and speaks / sings in PORTUGUESE. An early career highlight was his selection to perform in a SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME SHOWCASE in New York City by LADY GAGA and LANA DEL REY'S first manager, BOB LEONE. He's trained with vocal coach to the stars, DON LAWRENCE, whose client list includes CHRISTINA AGUILERA, BONO and MICK JAGGER- in addition to vocal producer / arranger extraordinaire, TIM DAVIS, who's produced vocals for the likes of BARBRA STREISAND, CELINE DION, JOSH GROBAN, and the hit TV show, GLEE. Gunther also recorded a live performance for the music franchise, BALCONY TV, that's seen artists such as MUMFORD & SONS, ED SHEERAN, JESSIE J, and KIMBRA all record episodes before launching internationally. And, another cool flashback moment for C-GUN was the time he was photographed as a VERSACE MODEL by world-renowned, fashion photographer, STEVEN MEISEL for ITALIAN VOGUE.
CRIS GUNTHER currently resides in Los Angeles, California, and is writing his first graphic novel and rock musical screenplay, while readying the AUGUST 6TH drop of his 2-part single, "COMPASS LOVE" as the official kick off of his third and most ambitious recording project to date, "C-GUN'S BEATIFIC: THE WEDDING OF HEAVEN AND HELL" set for a late Summer-early Fall 2021 release.