Chris P. Carter
A Brief Professional History...
Air Personality - (1989 - Present)
Currently host "Breakfast with the Beatles". The longest running Beatles show in America can be heard every Sunday morning for three hours on SIRIUS 25/XM 59 in Little Steven's Underground Garage and on 95.5 KLOS-FM. As of the summer of 2002 Breakfast w/ the Beatles was the highest rated weekend show in all of Los Angeles. Since hosting this show, interviews have included Beatles: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Pete Best. The interview with Paul McCartney appeared in McCartney's "Back In The US" film and DVD. As of 2008, Carter has become the voice of Air New Zealand's in-flight radio show's ZROC & Arena Rock Between January 1999 and February 2001 hosted weekly radio show "The Chris Carter Mess" on LA's Channel 103.1. From Aug. 1997 through Dec. 1999, hosted the original "Chris Carter Mess", a four hour "specialty show" on Los Angeles radio station "Modern Rock Y107". It also aired in the mid-West on WOXY - FM. Throughout 1996-1997 hosted "Sony's Siren Spotlight" interview show, featuring in depth interviews with hundreds of Sony artists ranging from Ozzy Osbourne, to Pearl Jam. In 1998,1999 BAM Magazine selected Chris Carter as one of "The 100 Most Influential Californian's in the Music Industry".
Carter attended and graduated The Connecticut School of Broadcasting in 1978.
Musician - (1983 - Present)
As a founding member of transplanted East coast group Dramarama, recorded nine (9) albums since the debut Cinema Verite which contained the track "Anything Anything" (I'll Give You) which is the most requested song in the history of Los Angeles radio station KROQ -FM. Contributions to the band included; playing bass guitar, producing, songwriting, arranging and personally designing all album artwork/promo materials. Television appearances included Late Night with David Letterman, The Dennis Miller Show, MTV's Alternative Nation, 120 Minutes (guest hosts), and two live performances on The Joe Franklin Show and our first public performance on the Uncle Floyd Show in 1982. In 1992, the Los Angeles Music Awards voted Dramarama "Best Modern Rock Band" and then current album Vinyl "Album of the Year". Between the years 1987 and 1999 recorded for and/or with members of The Rolling Stones, New York Dolls, the Replacements, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Blondie, Love, The Pixies, and Harry Nilsson. In June 1997 played bass guitar for Mike Myers (as Austin Powers) on the MTV Movie Awards, which aired in over 10 countries throughout the world. Dramarama was most recently featured on VH1's "Bands Reunited" in February of 2004.
In 2009 Carter & John Easdale (Dramarama) joined New York Doll, Sylvain Sylvain on stage at Hollywood's Knitting Factory.
Music/Film Producer (1983 - Present)
Most recently produced the film Mayor of the Sunset Strip with Emmy winning director George Hickenlooper. The film was released by Samuel Goldwyn March of 2004 and was nominated for "Best Documentary" from The Independent Sprit Awards 2004 and was featured in The Toronto, New York, London, Athens, and Los Angeles Film Festivals. Other Mayor of the Sunset Strip credits included Cinematography and Music Supervisor for the film's soundtrack album, which was released on Shout Factory/Sony Records in 2004. The film made its television debut on Showtime May of 2005. Other film and television producing credits include: Nightmare On Elm Street IV, Pet Cemetery (title track featuring Traci Lords), Three Fugitives, In The Army Now, Amongst Friends, and Higher Learning. Melrose Place, Felicity, Entertainment Tonight, and ABC's Wide World of Sports. Worked as a "co-producer" with Don Smith and Grammy award winner Val Garay. In 2002 produced The Naked Dutch Painter album by LA artist "Stew", Entertainment Weekly Magazine picked this album as "Album Of The Year 2002". Currently working as music consultant for the film "Factory Girl" the Edie Sedgwick story with Director George Hickenlooper.
Writer (1989 - Present)
Currently writer for HBO's interview show, Off The Record w/ Dave Stewart. As a freelance writer including features and reviews for the following publications: Los Angeles Times, CREEM, BAM, Exposure, LA Reader, Yeah Yeah Yeah, and Music Confidential as an Associate Editor (92-94).
Management (1995 - Present)
Established QM Management early 1995. Currently representing two of LA's finest acts, Wondermints, and The Negro Problem (as well as singer Stew's solo projects). Both groups have been critically acclaimed in the pages of the LA Times, Musician, Q, SPIN, and MOJO. Rolling Stone chose Wondermints as one of their "10 groups to watch out for in 1999", and Mike Myers hand selected the Wondermints to write the title track for his film "Austin Power's International Man of Mystery". The Wondermints are currently Beach Boy Brian Wilson's backing band.
References available upon request...