Chris Cayzer

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Chris Cayzer
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Background information
Birth name Christopher Ashley Luke Cayzer
Born (1986-12-29) 29 December 1986 (age 27)
Origin Brisbane, Australia
Occupations singer, VJ, actor
Instruments guitar, vocals
Labels Warner Music
NuGen Music
Associated acts Kitty Girls
Website Official Website

Chris Cayzer (born Christopher Ashley Luke Cayzer[1] on 29 December 1986[2]) is a Filipino-Australian soul, R&B and acoustic singer, actor, DJ and VJ. He was also a Top 6 finalist in the Over 25 Category on The X Factor Australia in 2012.

Biography[edit]

Family Background[edit]

Chris Cayzer was born on 29 December 1986 in Brisbane, Australia to Filipino parents Khristine Araneta and Alexander Cayzer.[3] His mother is from Zamboanga and his father from Manila.[4] He has an older sister, Patricia.[5]

Early life[edit]

During his youth in Australia, Cayzer worked two jobs.[6] He was a clerk at K-Mart, and at the same time held down a job as a post master in Australia's post office. These two jobs prompted him to take a vacation in the Philippines.[6]

He travelled with his father to the country, both to relax and help out in their family business. While in the Philippines, he got an unexpected break in local show business, both as an actor and recording artist.[6]

After graduating from high school, Cayzer left Australia to continue his tertiary education in the Philippines, as well as pursue his musical career.[4]

Career[edit]

In 2006, Star Records decided to create sub-label NuGen Music, which aimed to produce more sophisticated pop music.[7] Cayzer became the first artist record under NuGen Music, releasing his debut album that same year. The first single was I Got You, which according to Cayzer is based on personal experience. He also released a remake of Lisa Loeb’s Stay.[7] Star Records also had him contribute a remake of NeocoloursHold On for the Bituing Walang Ningning OST.[7]

In 2007, Cayzer became a host for Myx TV, ABS-CBN Global's cable network for Asian Americans in the United States. He hosted numerous shows, including MYX P.I. and OMG before leaving the network in 2008 to pursue other opportunities, including joining Sunday variety show SOP on GMA Network.

In 2009, Cayzer was cast for prime time series on GMA Network called All My Life, co-starring with Kris Bernal and LJ Reyes. Cayzer's second solo album You're the Only Thing was released under Warner Music Philippines on August 29, 2009. The first single from the album was a self-composed Tagalog song called Loko.

In 2010, Cayzer moved to the TV5 network. He eventually left Philippine showbiz the following year and moved back to his native Australia.

In August 2012, Cayzer appeared in the fourth season of Channel Seven's The X Factor Australia and made it to the Top 24.

Musical Influences[edit]

Cayzer names John Mayer and his Room for Squares album as his major musical influence.[1] His other musical influences include Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20, James Taylor and Kenny Rankin. Cayzer's father Reggie was a big fan of jazz artists like George Benson, Lee Ritenour and Kenny Rankin, who also influenced Cayzer's music.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2006 Bituing Walang Ningning Chris
2007 ASAP Himself Performer
2007–2008 MYX P.I. Himself Host
2008–2010 SOP Himself Performer
2009 Maynila Jon Guest, 1 episode
All My Life Joseph
Dear Friend: Bakasyonista Troy
2010 BFGF (TV series) Wency
P.O.5 Himself Host/Performer
2012 X Factor Australia Himself

Movies[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
2006 Close To You bandmate Star Cinema
2010 White House (film) Boyfriend Regal Films

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Album Director
2006 I Got You Chris Cayzer Ramon del Prado
2007 Stay Chris Cayzer Paul Soriano
2011 Drive Chris Cayzer Treb Monteras

Discography[edit]

Year Album Record Label
2006 Chris Cayzer Nugen Music
Bituing Walang Ningning (OST) Viva Records/Star Records
2007 Kitty Girls Star Records
Pinoy Biggie Hits Star Records
2009 You're The Only Thing Warner Music Philippines
2012 Not Auto-Tuned Independent

Awards and citations[edit]

Year Organization Award
2007 Awit Awards People's Choice Favorite New Male Artist
2010 Star Music Awards Male Acoustic Artist of the Year

References[edit]

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