Reaching for the Sun…and beyond…
Hailing from Milwaukee, WI, Chris Tishler is a songwriter, musician, artist and writer. He's been recording and performing original music for over thirty years in an assortment of outfits that have musically run the gamut. For the last twenty of those, Tishler simultaneously fronted a popular cover band and an original power rock trio. In doing that, he tended to let those other situations take precedence and would often lose sight of important matters in his own personal life. In 2019, Tishler spent the majority of the year recording original songs, purging things and ultimately moving on from them. In 2020, most of the "normalcy" in the world came to a halt, as did his tenure in his two bands. The pandemic as well as personal events in his own life brought him to a place of self-reflection, change and inner renewal.
It took decades, but Chris Tishler has finally become comfortable enough to bare much of what went on inside his head and his heart for a long, long time. He's been able to do this through expression-in his original artwork and, now, on the first album that bears his own name, entitled “Reach For The Sun”.
Currently, Tishler is assembling a band to perform his solo compositions, prepping more new art works for upcoming gallery showings and has joined synth-prog outfit Mea Jima on bass and bass effects.