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Wistful Sound Gazers, né singer-songwriter Ron Christopher mantra's the band name he went with during the fall of '99 to debut his music and he remembers how he endured the occasional bemused chuckle. Today, Wistful Sound Gazers continues being redefined through his music, which for Ron represents searching, finding purpose, and ultimately freedom.
Disliking the direction his early songwriting was taking while scoring jobs as a sessions vocalist and background singer in Philadelphia, Wistful Sound Gazers sprung from a search for what would eventually be Ron's departure from the RnB ballads that scored him his first demo deal. After passing on a second development deal with a well connected Atlanta based entertainment company in the late 90’s, Ron instead nurtured his knack for layering his vocals with mid-tempo electronic music alongside lush guitar, piano, and string arrangements, revealed on his first release Bliss. The 1999 EP included contributions from Brett Kull and Paul Ramsey of progressive rock band Echolyn.
Push, an inspired track from Bliss was a favorite of bloggers and review sites. MP3.com picked up the track under the TruSonic company, an early entry into what has become today’s streaming and 'on demand' services.
On 2008’s re-do of a Tommy James & The Shondells’ classic, Wistful Sound Gazers' Crimson & Clover delved further into the rock, RnB mash up.
2010 saw another entry, the Christmas single Lite Up The Tree. Since release, the soundtrack version has seen seasonal rotation on digital services, including Amazon and iTunes. After his intro to country on 2011’s single, Gonna Get To You, Ron’s latest, Wishful Is What Wistful Does marks WSG's first Christian Contemporary release, as well as his first video for the song You Will Need.