Christian Joseph "Chris" Arena is an Emmy-Nominated, Los Angeles-based, singer-songwriter and producer whose work can be seen across television networks such as ABC, ABC Family,CBS, The CW and others as well as feature films. Arena has officially been nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Original Song in Daytime Drama' for his song 'Dreams' written for ABC's "General Hospital". Most recently, Arena's work can be seen on "Catfish" and "Scream" on MTV. Other tracks, "Baby Fish", "Yes It Do", "Train", "City Inside Me", and "Closed Window" were featured in Season 4 of ABC's Pretty Little Liars. His song "Dreams" was used as a theme song on ABC's General Hospital in January 2015 as well as his latest song "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us", which was featured in TV Land's Younger in April 2015. His song "For You" was also picked for the romantic comedy/feature film, This Thing With Sarah.
Exploring the crossroads of indie rock and neo-folk, Los Angeles singer, songwriter and music producer Chris Arena is steadily carving his own niche. With lyrics full of longing & yearning Arena creates a sense of wanting nothing more than for the one you love to want you back.
Recording with only one microphone in his home studio, Arena’s work can be seen across various television networks such as ABC, ABC Family, CBS, CW, TV Land and others as well as feature films. Five songs in particular– City Inside Me, Train, Yes It Do, Closed Window and Babyfish were used in ABC Family’s ”Pretty Little Liars.” Arena has since then focused his attention on ABC’s “General Hospital” where he was to write his heartfelt ballad Dreams. After recording his debut album, Black, Arena found his way to Philadelphia to collaborate with the feature film, This Thing With Sarah, which featured Arena’s song, For You.
Arena, as well as his music, has been featured in such publications as Entertainment Weekly, WetPaint, 54 Magazine and many more. You can find more information on these articles in the Media Section of this site. You can also find Chris playing music around Los Angeles on a regular basis at such venues like House of Blues, Viper Room and The Mint. Also, follow him on social media platforms to find out about more locations, live sessions, television debuts and much more by clicking below.
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