Petals & Thorns
The Genesis of Night Trap Dickie Christopher & Chip Sharratt - Singer/Songwriters Minneapolis born Chip Sharratt and Dickie Christopher combined forces in the early '90's and wrote, recorded and copyrighted over 100 songs in three years from their basement. Opportunity presented itself when a gifted Minneapolis producer named James Walsh (Gypsy) invited them into his recording studio in 1994. From this mutual friendship, their first collaborative CD, 'Petals & Thorns', was born. In the years since, Dickie and Chip have received eight national songwriting recognitions including a 2001 John Lennon award for 'Promise Land' and two Billboard song contest Honorable Mentions for 'Mountain Pines' and 'Before I'm Gone' (2004). They've also been featured as a 'must hear unsigned band' at audiohighway.com in Burbank, and released their second CD, 'borderline breakdown' in 2001. The title track 'Borderline Breakdown' has been featured on PickTheHits.com and was a Top-10 Rocker on Broadjam.com for months. Four additional tracks were promoted to the film industry for a couple years by IndustrialSoundworks.com in Burbank. Both CD's are available at cdbaby.com, tower.com, on Amazon.com, and on their own website at sonicbids.com. Absolutely great classic rock and easy listening sounds. Chip and Dickie have also had ten songs featured in the monthly artist/band competition called MakeAStar.com out of L.A., and made the final bracket of competition twice with their songs 'California Morning' and 'Mountain Pines'. The 'Night Trap' band-members gelled when they first rehearsed ten years ago, and they've remained solid, gaining national and international respect through the promotion and internet airplay of both CD's. As a listener in Portland Oregon stated, 'Their tunes crank!' Night Trap / Christopher-Sharratt Group Profile Genre: Classic Rock / Soft Rock / Easy Listening Members: Dickie Christopher - Lead & Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals Chip Sharratt - Acoustic Guitar, Lead/Background Vocals James Walsh - Keyboards & Background Vocals Kenny Wilson - Lead and Rhythm Guitar Bobby Jones - Bass Guitar Danny Roussin - Drums (on borderline breakdown) Jesse Wheeler - Drums (on Petals & Thorns) Engineers - Gerry Howard & Craig Berry All songs recorded and mixed in Minneapolis. All Songs BMI.