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Chris Lee, guitarist of DC-based progressive rock outfit Moogatu, began playing guitar at the age of twelve when his parents let him trade in his saxophone for a brand new guitar starter pack. He quickly became captivated with the instrument, practicing for hours a day, and studied the instrument for the next few years under instructor Bill Burke. Chris attended Middle Tennessee State University where he took classes in Music Business. Chris has been playing around the Fairfax, VA and Nashville, TN area since age 16. His earliest influences were heavier rock and metal, but he is equally comfortable with blues and jazz. Eventually, Chris moved into progressive rock playing, and Moogatu was born in late 2010 when Chris ended up in a basement jam session in Reston, VA and didn’t leave.
Relix Magazine calls Moogatu “A powerhouse jam band.” The four-piece is on the rise on the Mid-Atlantic circuit, having played over 100 shows in 2012 and 2013 and sharing bills with powerhouse acts such as moe., Lettuce, Keller Williams, Tea Leaf Green, Papadosio, Dopapod and Kung Fu.
Chris and Moogatu are currently recording their debut album with Kenny Eaton at Mystery Ton Studios in Monrovia, MD. The record features some incredible special guests like Ron Holloway of the Warren Haynes Band (Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Scott-Heron, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks) on tenor sax. Look for Moogatu’s debut to be released in Summer 2014 alongside a tour supporting the release including numerous summer and fall festival appearances.