“My biggest piece of advice is that any dream is attainable and long as you put your heart and soul into it. It will be extremely hard work with many ups and downs. Be resilient and never give up. Do not take no for an answer from ANYONE!”

Check out the interview with Chris Luciani exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

SKILLY: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
CL: My music career began more or less as an epiphany for me. I was playing competitive baseball and running a business. I always had a deep love for music and felt a strong desire to explore my abilities. After selling my business, I took a pilgrimage to Europe and came back with an open mind. I started to write and sing my own music. I then decided to improve my craft by taking vocal classes with Maria Cortes. I then went into the recording studio with a record label and started to record my own music. Eight years later I am still with her taking vocal classes and piano. I am always striving to improve my craft each and every day.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
My biggest piece of advice is that any dream is attainable and long as you put your heart and soul into it. It will be extremely hard work with many ups and downs. Be resilient and never give up. Do not take no for an answer from ANYONE!

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest challenge and task in my position is taking care of the necessary business of being in the music world. I am more or less of a perfectionist and want give my very best for my fans. Sometimes it can feel like ten percent performing music and ninety percent taking care of the business end of it. In the end it is all about the music.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way to promote and advertise my music is through social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and definitely word of mouth. It is definitely hard work but it’s extremely necessary in today’s world.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
My city more or less consists of many age groups. There is a lot of great talent out there and the fans are great. The city of Morristown, NJ has a lot of energy for the night life. Performing in Morristown brings a vibrant crowd who appreciates good music.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself recording and creating new music. I am currently in the process of finishing another record. I am always working on improving my craft. I see myself performing shows and bringing the music to my fans much sooner than a year.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest musical influences are Elton John, Billy Joel, Axl Rose, and Led Zeppelin. In today’s world I like bands such as Shinedown and Red Sun Rising. I also love pure raw musical talent such as Adele and Lady Gaga. They have great raw vocal ability.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I appreciate all different genre’s of music and respect all musical artists. I do like some of the music that is coming out. It is interesting to see the different styles and changes in music.

Thanks! Where can we contact you and find you online?
You can contact me at cluciani24@hotmail.com and through my website www.chrisluciani.com
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be in Skilly Magazine!