Charleston, SC, May 5, 2016 – Black Tie Music Academy, with locations in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, and Summerville, has earned a Lowcountry Parent magazine Mom’s Choice 2016 award. Nominated in the “children’s instruction” category, Black Tie Music earned top honors and was the reader’s choice winner for “best music instruction” in the lowcountry.
Upon entering his teen years and seeking a new interest, Chris Dodson began a hobby that would lead to a professional career at the young age of 13. Dodson joined his first band as a lead and rhythm guitar player during his first year of high school. A year later, Dodson displayed his true vocal ability during his school’s annual talent show entertaining the crowd by playing and singing a top hit at the time- “The Freshman”. Dodson débuted his very first solo acoustic performance in 1998, with the complete version of “American Pie” during the same talent show. In 2000, Dodson set off for 4 years of higher education at Winthrop University. During this time he entertained with various artists in and around the greater Winthrop area until 2006 when he relocated to Charleston, South Carolina.
Heavily influenced at the time by Jazz, R&B and improvisational music, he landed a full time gig as the singer and lead guitarist for the popular funk group, Unkle Funkle. In 2009, Dodson formed Charleston’s premium Hip-hop party group – High Society with good friends Alex Kellner, Patrick Walton and Daniel Stern. The same year, Dodson, Kellner and branded artist and drummer Markie Morant established a Top 40/Pop/R&B group dubbed Return of the MAC.Chris Dodson bio
Chris has been writing and recording original music since 2002. He is an aspiring songwriter and would prefer to write songs for other artists and musicians as a non-performer and just perform as an entertainer. Chris plays anywhere from 4-6 nights a week in the Charleston area and you can catch him in the downtown area, Folly Beach, West Ashley, Summerville, and Mt. Pleasant.
VENUES YOU CAN FIND CHRIS AT:
Montreux Bar and Grill in Summerville, SC
The Windjammer – Front Beach Isle of Palms
Wet Willie’s – Downtown Charleston
Max & Henry’s – James Island SC
Blind Tiger – Downtown Charleston
Henry’s Charleston SC
Folly Beach Shrimp Company
Dog & Duck
Daniel Island Farmers Market
Spiritline Cruises – Charleston Harbor Tours
Aqua Terrace Rooftop Bar – Marriott Downtown
The Shelter Kitchen & Bar – Mt Pleasant
The Folly Beach Crab Shack
The Roost – Avondale Charleston
Blu – Folly Beach SC
Trayces Too – West Ashley
Wild Wing Cafe
And many more venues and wedding receptions!
Hungry Monk Music was established in 1993 to provide quality music instruction to students of all ages and abilities. We are home to some of the finest and most experienced music instructors in the SouthEast! Faculty members hold degrees in Music Performance and/or Music Education.
HMM is also the home of several performing groups and soloists. From Classical to Celtic to Bluegrass, our artists have traveled the world making music. Our performers are available for concerts, festivals, workshops, and private functions.
The faculty at HMM are active recording artists and publishers of music editions and instruction material. Check out our recordings and printed editions.
Patrick Drohan is a drummer for Atlas Road Crew and also teaches drum lessons at Shem Creek Music.