Reverend Chris

Born: July 3, 1980    Primary Instrument: Piano

Reverend Chris

Reverend Chris, piano and vocals, relocated to Philadelphia following a decade in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home. He brought that Big Easy style of relaxed fonky jazz piano that has made so many other New Orleans keyboardists extremely popular. He has been a member of Brides of Jesus, Restless Natives, New Orleans Juice, Ellen Rogers, Balding Vincents, Dodge City Junkies, Roger Learnard Band, Alryn Wolters, Naked Nuns of Soul, SubStream Quartet. He has performed with many music greats including Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Irvin Mayfield, George Porter Jr., Mark Van Allen (Blueground Undergrass), Russell Batiste (the funky Meters), Charles Neville, Ian Neville, and “Mean” Willie Green (the Neville Brothers), just to name a few. Past gigs include the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Philadelphia Folk Fest, the Palace Casino in Biloxi, Fairmont Hotel’s Sazarec Lounge House Band, Bourbon Street’s Storyville Jazz Parlour House Band and led a New Orleans Jazz Brunch at Philadelphia’s Le Cochon Noir....
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2010 Philly HotList "Favorite Local Entertainer"
”On the keys, Chris has, the kind of feeling that boppers were just beginning to experiment with and that James Booker brought to fruition.” - OffBeat Magazine

“If you like music that gets your foot tapping, so much so you can't help but get up and dance, then you will love Viper Mad.” - Emily Brooks, Life on the Hill Magazine

“One of the unsung stars of the current Philly music scene.” - Philadelphia Daily News

“Super pianist!” - Chestnut Hill Local

As a Leader

Tracks: Frenchmen Street Stomp, Bye Bye Blackbird, Canteloupe Island, Quarter-Rat, Little Sunflower, The Gambit, Solar, Take Five, Billie's Bounce, [Seems Like] Old Times, Careless Love, Sentimental Journey, Lydia the Tattooed Lady

Fool On the Hill
Self Produced, Slife Pros
Tracks: Magical Mystery Tour, Rain, Lady Madonna, Something, I Feel Fine, Come Together, You Won't See Me, Get Back, Within You Without You / Revolution, Oh Darling, Matchbox, Honey Pie, Ticket to Ride / Just a Memory, Glass Onion, Here Comes the Sun
Personnel: Chris Marsceill: piano, Tony Garro: upright bass, Gregory Morgan: percussion

Some Songs vol. 1
Self Produced
Tracks: Dream a Little Dream of Me, Bluesette, When I Fall in Love, Days and Nights Waiting, My Buddy (for Joe Krown), Memories of Tomorrow
Personnel: Chris Marsceill: piano.

Christmas on the Avenue
Tracks: Silver Bells, It's Love - It's Christmas, Oh Tannenbaum, Christmastime is Here, Merry Christmas From the Family
Personnel: Chris Marsceill: piano, sleigh bells, tamborine. Jason Fifield: upright bass, sleigh bells, toy drum. Tony Garro: upright bass (track 2). Grant MacAvoy: drums (track 2). Sam Briger: Mandolin (track 5). Jonathan Howe: Harmonica (track 5)

As A Side Musician

Truby Trio
Bradford Truby Trio
Self Produced
Tracks: Green Dolphin Street/Fool in the Rain, If I Were a Bell, Autumn Leaves, the Gambit, It Could Happen To You, White Wedding, Better Git It In Your Soul, Funkallero, Summertime/Marcsman, Juicy Lucy, God Bless the Child, Whisper Not, Impressions/Elenor Rigby, the Gambit (electric version)
Personnel: Bradford Duke Truby: upright bass, Bryan Besse: drums, Chris Marsceill: organ, piano

Live at the Blue Nile
Ted Hefko Quartet
Tracks: A Foggy Day, Tini-Talk, In Walked Bud, Alone Together, Body and Soul, Paris Avenue Shuffle, There Will Never Be Another You, Angelacole, Tedro's Blues
Personnel: Ted Hefko: tenor sax. Chris Marsceill: piano. Bradford Truby: upright bass. Brian Besse: drums

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Philadelphia, PA

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Events Calendar

Date Venue Ticket
Apr24 Tavern on the Hill
Philadelphia, PA
Apr25 Linwood Nursing Home
Linwood, New Je
Apr25 Grandall Estates
Linwood, New Je
May01 Collingswood Community Center
Collingswood, NJ
May01 Collingswood Community Center
Collingswood, NJ
May02 Tavern on the Hill
Philadelphia, PA
May03 The Mermaid Inn
Philadelphia, PA

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Featured recording “Viper Mad”

Viper Mad
Self Produced (2013)
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