Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves; Chris Hau wears his on the strings of his guitar. His positive energy will hit you like a wave, his charming smile and infectious warmth will bring you along for the ride.
If there was ever a person who was made to make music, it was Chris Hau. The Aurora, Ontario native has been making music since childhood; it’s clear that this is what he was born to do. From age 15 Hau has played for audiences, been recording and released an EP entitled The Ambassador of Comfort in 2010. He even formed a band with his high school English teacher called The Bloody Five. After leaving the band, Hau has had a multitude of musically themed adventures: from performing with a guitar circle consisting of people ranging in age from seventeen to eighty, playing bass as a random substitute on a cruise ship with the house band, jamming on a beach in Turks and Caicos with a forty-year bonfire guitar veteran, or busking in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Now that Hau has branched out on his own, his true musical style is free to come out; a blend of folky pop that is mesmerizing to any and all who hear it. It shows a very different side to Hau than what came out the Canadian Punk influenced music he was playing with his former band. That time with the band helped him not only to cultivate his song writing skills, but taught him the importance of live performance, and gave him a chance to shine as the charismatic rock star he was meant to be. The 21-year-old acoustic singer songwriter has begun to make a name for himself in the indie music scene. His openness, youth and exuberance is apparent in his music, live and recorded.
Playing music is just one of several ways that Chris is able to win over new people. Chris not only makes great music, but helps others to achieve their desired sound and image as well. A recent graduate of the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University, he now produces music for local musicians in his home studio. Chris is also an accomplished athlete, making people gasp in awe at his surfing skills as he rides for Phase Five Wakesurfers (out of Florida). His vivacity draws people to him. When experiencing Chris Hau one-on-one or on a stage in front of a crowd, the passion that he exudes is irresistible.
“I’m just looking to write and play songs that I truly love,” says Chris as he pushes his hair out of his eyes. “It’s just me and my acoustic guitar up there and my stories are a way of connecting with people on a deeper level.” With his high energy live performance and a natural connection with the audience, Chris is and always will be a force to be reckoned with.