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Chris Trapper: Real Gone

Chris Trapper

Chris Trapper looks like he could be a male crooner à la Michael Bublé. With his slicked back red-brown hair, blue eyes and lean torso, you could easily imagine this former barbershop -quartet singer sporting a snappy suit and crooning into a big old Sinatraesque microphone.

Trapper’s primary day job has been leader of the Push Stars, an alt-rock trio from Massachusetts, which has released four albums and had songs featured in films such as There’s Something About Mary and TV shows including Malcolm in the Middle. But now that the Push Stars are on semi-hiatus, might “Chris Trapper, Pop Singer” become “Chris Trapper, Male Crooner”? “In fact, I go [sing at] a piano bar in Chelsea, Massachusetts, every so often, where they sing nothing but pre-’50s standards,” Trapper says. “I switch my voice around, have a drink or two and drift away to another time. There is no songwriting I like better, as I think these songwriters were obsessed with romance, as well as character, something that is not so prioritized in modern rock.”

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