MI SUCCESS STORY: CHRIS CLEMENCE
After playing in his high school jazz band in his native New York, Chris Clemence arrived to Hollywood to pursue his studies of the bass. While enrolled at MI, Chris met Matt Still and Dario Forzato, two students with whom he would later form the alt-rock band, RapScallions. RapScallions took him on international tours, and he eventually shared the stage with the likes of Fishbone, Mike Posner, Chris Cornell, Jack White and more. Chris eventually joined another band, Screaming At Demons. With this band, Chris worked with another MI alumni, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, for their song, “Our Time,” released in 2015.
Now as a solo artist, Chris is still on the pulse of what’s next in music while still paying homage to the classics. He released his solo single, “Let’s Go,” a collaboration with NY hardcore legend Harley Flanagan of Cro-Mags, as an anthem for New York sports teams, including the Rangers, Giants and Knicks. His music has been featured in major campaigns for Mercedes-Benz, Carl’s Jr., Harley Davidson, and in the World Cup, Stanley Cup Finals, and Super Bowl, further proving that Chris’ talent will continue to influence many facets of the entertainment world beyond music.
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