The CRE was presented for the first time in the summer of 2012, during the Christopher Summer Festival in Vilnius. Chris had written a various program for this new project and was happy to find renown musicians from the Lithuanian jazz, pop and world music scene to join him. Chris’ compositions for this ensemble are imbibed with Brazilian, eastern, classical, blues and jazz music elements. Mingling together, they create fertile ground for improvisation and unexpected sounds. The CRE was hailed by the Lithuanian press for its fresh sound and virtuoso performance. The band’s debut album “The Yellow Duck” was released in 2013 and was awarded a first prize at the 13th Independent Music Awards Vox Pop. Chris composed the music for both programs “Café musical” and “Caravan”.
Chris Ruebens (guitars, vocals)
Nerijus Bakula (accordion)
Vytautas Bikus (piano)
Andrius Kairys (drum)
Saulius Petreikis (trumpet, flute, duduk, bansuri)
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