German singer/songwriter, DJ and producer Christopher Fleig was born in Elmshorn. He has been making music since he was 4 years old. He was encouraged by his parents from an early age. He started with the accordion, where he also played in the orchestra, and later switched to the piano. As a teenager, he began writing his own songs.
At the age of 18, he started taking singing lessons and studying music theory at Germany's first pop academy, the Hamburg "Musicstation," in the early 90s. Through new friends at this school, the first projects quickly emerged, which he was able to realize in the professional recording studio of John Groves. At that time, everything was still recorded on a 16-track tape machine, but there were already the first digital samplers like the DD1000. The highlight of this time was that at the young age of 19, he was able to bring together all the teachers of the "Musicstation" with his songwriting partner and realize a song with them and a string quintet ("Into The Blue"). An opportunity that was out of reach for most teenagers at that time - recording in a professional studio!
In 1993, he began his graphic design studies at the Institute for Graphic Design, where he studied for a total of 8 semesters and received his diploma in 1997. During this time, the first bands were formed and his expertise in live music was trained and developed.
In the mid-90s, he was able to fulfill a lifelong dream and record his first album "WELCOME TO UTOPIA" with 12 completely self-written songs. And all of this with a group of first-class musicians, such as Udo Lindenberg's guitarist Jörg Sander!
In 1997, another career path began: he joined the popular gay hotspot WunderBar as a DJ and played there every week for almost 7 years. It was probably the best time to be active on the most famous red-light district at the age of mid-20s - The Hamburg Kiez was more original and eccentric back then, and Chris knew almost everyone and almost everyone knew him. In the following years, he built up a DJ name in the gay scene and later started organizing his own parties.
Also during this time, in 1998, he started working as an art director in a small advertising agency, which became his main profession for a longer period of time. After realizing that traditional advertising was not for him, he sought out an agency that was more music-oriented and started working there as a web designer and graphic designer for the popular compilation series BRAVO HITS. The agency boss was Raphael Krickow, who is also a DJ (The Disco Boys) and with whom he shared many similarities. At that time, the two did not yet know that a long friendship would develop between them.
In the mid-2000s, Chris Flyke's second album "STEREO GALAXY" was created, which had a significantly more electronic sound. This may have been influenced by the fact that he had switched to vinyl and house/electro as a DJ and played in Hamburg's largest clubs. The title song had some dance chart successes, and Chris formed a band with which he went on a small tour of Germany and played at various CSDs/Gay Prides. The highlight was a performance at Munich's Marienplatz in front of over 10,000 people.
During this time, his professional life was also very diverse! He did almost everything in the graphic design sector: from campaigns for clubs and parties, promotion, packaging to screen design, image editing, and logo development. For example, he created the well-known Sommersalon logo, which should be familiar to every partygoer in Hamburg in the 2000s and 2010s. He also developed "The Disco Boys Logo" together with Raphael Krickow.
In the late 2000s, he started producing other artists and writing songs for various projects, such as artists from The Voice of Germany, some rock bands, and even ventured into the Schlager genre for a short time and achieved a number one radio hit with his production team. However, the very peculiar machinations in this genre quickly brought him back to his passions.
The 2010s brought him the realization that it is best not to bend too much for others or try to cater to different tastes. One is most authentic when one stays true to oneself. During this time, he founded his own small design and post-production company, spent over 10 years as a resident DJ at the popular nightclub KIR, organized his own parties (the highlight being the party SKANDALE UND LIEBE with nearly 1000 people).
He also decided to do musically what impressed him the most as a teenager: English-language synth-pop! He enriched it with a touch of funk and a touch of electro.
The third album "DIGITAL BUBBLEGUM" was created during this time. What was new about this project was that Chris had discovered an additional passion: videography! Chris brought to life the music videos for all 9 singles with many colorful and original ideas! Since he has always been a big fan of live performances, this new style also had to have a stage format. He put together a band of Hamburg professionals - Kai Weidle (drums / The Lion King Hamburg), Julian Neumann (guitar / Zoe Wees), and Björn Kröger (bass / WillowParlo) have been accompanying him ever since.
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