Chris Wrate is a Los Angeles and Nashville-based musician who graduated from the Musicians Institute in the fall of 2009. Since graduating, Chris has gone on to work with such artists as Ariana Grande, David Foster, Randy Jackson, Daniel Powter, Colbie Caillat and Charice among others. Chris has also appeared on TV shows such as Oprah, American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Regis & Kelly, The Today Show, Disney Park, Christmas Parade, and Ellen. Chris originates from south eastern Wisconsin, where he got his first live experiences sitting in with local blues musicians around the Chicago and Milwaukee area. Although this heavily influenced Chris unique style, it is his versatility that has allowed him to play with a wide range of artists whether blues, pop, rock, r&b, funk or country.