Chris Belin Drums - Traveling Drum School & Freelance Drumming
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"The main reason why I love using Chris on drums for our albums include that he is amazingly prepared and practiced and moreover, he is a superb musician, not just a superb drummer-he has a great feel for music & what works" 
-Terry O'hara, Summer-Winter. 
 
  "Chris is the Jeff Porcaro of Pittsburgh-the consummate professional session drummer with impeccable skills, taste, & attitude. He's that rare breed of musician who is always focused on playing what's best for the "song", not what might impress other drummers. To me, that's the highest level of musicianship that there is.
   On a personal level, he's as rock solid as his timing is on the drums. He always shows up prepared, on time, & ready to record some amazing performances. He played on the Simple Carnival's Smitten 3D project, and I consider myself the luckiest guy in the world because of it." - Jeff Boller, Simple Carnival. 
  
                                                RECORDED PERFORMANCES
  -The following is a complete list, to the best of my knowledge, of all my recorded performances (excluding projects as "ghost drummer"-non-credited performances). The ones underlined in bold are official releases. The *bootlegs (in small font)  listed below are performances that were captured, live or in studio, which are not currently released officially.  Hard copies or downloadable files exist for these performances. All titles listed below with a "+" indicate selections from the session have received radio airplay (a "^" indicates international & satellite radio airplay). The "{AL}" indicates portions of the recording may contain adult language. A "#" indicates reviews for the release can be found online. A "~" indicates the performance was acting (TV extra), not music related. 
    I am the sole drum set player on everything listed below (unless noted).  The sessions or tracks I performed percussion on are also noted. 
 
                                        Starting with the most recent

-The New Mingle-track "Room Groove". Recorded live by documentary filmmaker Rick Sebak, at the Run Around The Square 5K event in Pittsburgh, PA. Saturday August 23rd, 2014. 8:15 AM. *Video clip available on You Tube. 

 -Gail Noullet- TCS Cabaret 2014 sampler. Live at D'Imperio's restaurant. Tuesday July 15th, 2014. 7:15 PM.  *video bootleg. *Live 1:52 sampler clip available on You Tube.

-Christiane D. -tracks "Bricks in the Sun", "Institution", "Fading Rage", "Little One". Recorded at The Church Recording Studio, Brentwood, PA. Sunday June 15th, 9:00 PM. Songs to appear on "Amor Fati" full length album. Release details TBA. 

-The Phil Harmonics- Live at the Pittsburgh society of Illustrators Saturnalia (Djembe)  Saturday December 18th, 2013. 10:00 PM *video bootleg. *Live club available on You Tube. 
 
-The New Mingle-'Tis of Thee" (two versions). Drum tracks recorded at YCS studios, Pittsburgh, PA. Friday November 1st, 2013. 10:50 PM. *Audio to be used for upcoming film "Garden City 2" by director Dr. Gregory Allan. 

-Jared Penberg-"currently untitled track". Drum track recorded at YCS studios, Pittsburgh, PA. Friday November 1st, 2013. 10:15 PM.  Release details TBA. 

-The Satin Hearts-Live at The band jam grass roots music festival. Saturday July 13th, 2013. *video bootleg. 
*Live clip of "Wild Child" available on You Tube. 

-The Satin Hearts-Live at West New Castle St. Plaza. Friday June 21st, 2013. *video bootleg.
  
-The Satin Hearts-Live @ Peter B's. Wednesday June 19th, 2013. Thunder at the Barn event. *video bootleg.

-The Satin Hearts- Television show "The Beat". Originally broadcast on Armstrong Cable Tuesday July 2nd, 2013 7:00 PM. Also available On Demand is PA, NY, OH, MD, and DE. Video and audio for 7 songs recorded mid April 2013. *Live video of "Zombies" is available on You Tube. 

-Daily Anger- tracks "Talk Me Down" & "Viktums". Recorded at Billy Rossi Recording, Monroeville, PA. Friday February 15th, 2013. 2:04 PM. Available at Reverbation.com/dailyanger.  

The Westsylvanian's -tracks "Neck Meat" (cajon) & "How High Is Your Flame?". Recorded at YCS studios, Pittsburgh, PA. Saturday February 2nd, 2013, late evening. 

-The New Mingle- track "Bread". for upcoming album to be released late 2014. Recorded at YCS studios, Pittsburgh, PA. Sunday January 13th, 2013. Late evening.

-The New Mingle- Live @ Club Diesel, Pittsburgh, PA. 12/9/12. Portions of Dave Whaley benefit performance featured on WPXI channel 11 news, 10 & 11 PM broadcasts. Visual only, no audio. 

-The Satin Hearts- Live @ Peter B's. Friday November 9th, 2012. *Video with audio bootleg. *Portions of video (no audio) used for "Wild Child" (live) video. 

-JG Boccella-track"Unstoppable". Recorded October 24th, 2012, 11:30 AM. JGBoccella.com

-The Satin Hearts -track "Show Me to the Bar". Recorded at Broadcast Lane Studios, Pittsburgh, PA. Sunday September 16, 2012. late evening. Available on iTunes & CD Baby. *Featured on CD Baby's 2013 Indie Blues Music Channel on YouTube.

-The Satin Hearts-tracks "Where'd you get that thing" & "That boy don't love me". Recorded at Broadcast Lane Studios, Pittsburgh, PA. Sunday September 16, 2012. late evening. Currently unreleased.

-The New Mingle -track "Mingle Mansion"  for upcoming album to be released late 2014. Recorded at YCS studios, Pittsburgh, PA. Monday September 3rd, 2012 (Labor Day)


-The New Mingle- Live @ Run Around The Square. Pittsburgh, PA.August 25th, 2012. 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM. *video bootleg. *Portions featured on"Live @ Run around the square 2012"video.

-Summer-Winter- tracks Heart of a Starling", "Borrowed Time", & "Quiet Worlds". From the album "Heart of a Starling"Recorded at The Wilderness Recording Studio (formerly known as J-Bird studios), Zelienople, PA. July 2012. Released August 1,2013. 




-The Satin Hearts-Live @ Peter B's, Sarver, PA. 7/18/12. *video bootleg

-The Satin Hearts-Live @ Funfest. Harmorvile, PA. 7/12/12. *Sample clips available on You Tube. 

-The Satin Hearts-Live @ R Bar, Pittsburgh, PA. 7/11/12. Full 3 hour show. *audio bootleg

-Jersey Shore season 6.Monday June 25th, 2012. Seaside Heights, NJ. 495 Productions. ~filmed as an extra (scenes in The Shore Store)

 -The Woodpile- track "Cristina". Released March 3rd, 2012 on You Tube. Recorded at Tangerine Sound Studios, Akron OH. January 3rd, 2009. {AL}

-The Westsylvanian's- tracks "The Breadwinner" "Blue Bonnet", "Oh how the mind forgets", "The Stacelsky (double drum set w/ Joel Husintis)"  & "Al Fakher" (doumbek). Recorded @ YCS studios, Pittsburgh, PA.  Early morning January 22, 2012, *Promo video, available on You Tube, contains audio samples from each track.
 
-Christiane D.-Live @ The Shadow Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA. 11/25/11. *video bootleg


-Summer-Winter- Live @ Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA. 11/10/11. *video bootleg

-Strange Brew- track "Going up the Country" ( originally performed by Canned Heat). Recorded live @ R Bar, Pittsburgh, PA. Featured on R Bar official Facebook page. 11/6/11
 
-JG Boccella & the Modo Mio band- Two tracks (official titles to be announced) for upcoming release. Recorded Sunday October 16th, 2011, Pittsburgh (highland park area) mid afternoon.
 


 -The New Mingle- Live @ Run Around The Square. Pittsburgh, PA August 27th, 2011. 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM. Video clips available at YouTube.com/thenewmingle.
 
 -Mo Nelson Band.-Live @ Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA. 7/22/11. *video bootlegs 
 
-Christiane D.-Beautiful Disaster (Live). Recorded @ the August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, PA. 5/25/11. Clip currently available on You Tube. *audio & video bootleg.    
                          
 -The Satin Hearts-Living On Overdrive. 14 tracks recorded @ DNT studios, Monroeville, PA on April 2nd & 3rd, 2011. Available on iTunes & CD Baby. TheSatinHearts.com. (C) 2011 Riff Records.+ ^ #
 
-The Satin Hearts-tracks "Where'd you get that thing" & "Million Dollars". Recorded @ Alby Road Studios, Mt. Lebanon, PA on March 2, 2011. Currently unreleased.
 
 -Christiane D- track “Sick”,December 12, 2010 & track“Beautiful Disaster”,February 27, 2011. Recorded late afternoon @ Rackety House Studios, Pittsburgh, PA. From the ablum "Obilioquity of the Ecliptic", Nov 2011.
   Official video for "Beautiful Disaster" available on You Tube. Track also featured on OOTE sampler disc released 5/25/11. Song also featured on 91.3 WYEP FM best of 2011.    + ^ # {AL}
 
-Summer-Winter- Bewildered. Recorded  Nov / Dec 2010 @ Mr. Smalls Studios, Pittsburgh, PA. (C) 2011 Yellow Bird Records. Songs featured on 91.3 WYEP FM best of 2011. + #
 
-The New Mingle-track “First Impression” live from the Eclipse Lounge, Pgh, PA 12/8/10. 

*Bootleg promo clip can be found on the venue’s official facebook page.
 
-Strange Brew- track “wipe out” (the Sufaris), live @ the wooden nickel 12/3/10. *video bootleg
 
-The Simple Carnival- Smitten. Recorded November 2010 by Jeff Boller in Greensburg, PA. Tracks "Smitten" & "Everything that grown ups know" available for purchase on simplecarnival.com
  "Smitten" video available on You Tube. Songs & videos have been featured in stereoscopic conventions and special events. Full album release details TBA
 

-Big Boss Band-tracks "Stormy Monday", "Baby please don't go", & "Wang Dang Doodle". September 12th, 2010, early evening. *bootlegs not intended for release.
 
-The New Mingle- Freeep. Track by track recording details: "In the Audiocean". March 12th, 2009 & overdubs Feb 2010. "The 1, 2, Punch”, February 1st, 2010 10:00 PM & percussion overdubs (djembe & shaker) 11:15 PM.  "Give & Receive" February 15th, 2010 9:45 PM (featured in Greg Allan film "Escape from Neverland" releasing in 2014)  "Again”, February 17th, 2010. 10:00 AM.  "Newfangled". February 20th, 2009. Recorded @ YCS studios. Pittsburgh, PA. Available for free on CD (limited edition) & at reverbnation.com/thenewmingle. (C) 2011 Twolick Recordings
 
-The New Mingle. tracks "The Return of Excitement" & "Room Groove". From the Freep sessions.
 
Recorded Feb 2010 @ YCS studios, Pittsburgh, PA. Currently unreleased.
 
 -29th Ward-track "Heydey Regrets". January 14th, 2010. Recorded @ Jagged Needle studios, Castle, Shannon, PA.
 

-Alison Tuesday-track "D'yer Maker”.
Led Zeppelin cover recorded live @ The Rhythm House Café, Bridgeville, PA.1/2/10.
 *bootleg DVD. Currently available on You Tube.

-The Trio (Ben Flint, Chris Belin, Jordan Crawford)-Live at The Rhythm House Cafe. 1/2/10. *video bootleg
 
 
-Alison Tuesday-rehearsal footage of 12 songs (portions tentatively used for future release). Recorded @ Store express, Pittsburgh, PA. *bootleg DVD. September 16th, 2009, October 23rd, 2009, & November 5th, 2009. Demo audio drum tracks also recorded @ Mr. C's "no shoes" studio, Rochester, PA during fall 2009.
 
-29th Ward- press kit tracks "Come Together (The Beatles)" Superfly (Curtis Mayfield), & "Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen)". All excerpts used for promotional use only. August 25th, 2009. 10:13 - 11:37 pm. Recorded @ Jagged Needle studios, Castle Shanoon, PA.
 
-JG Boccella & The Modo Mio band- Live @ Kennywood amusement park. *bootleg. August 19th, 2009.

-Eric Graham- track Murry Ave ". July 24th, 2009. 6:00 PM. Recorded @ Play on recording studios, Gibsonia, PA
 
-Visionary - Live @ Fletcher's Baltimore, MD. *bootleg audio & video. June 28th, 2009.

-29th Ward-Live @ Howler's Coyote Cafe. *bootleg DVD. May 26, 2009.
 

-29th Ward-track "My Lioness". 11:00 PM approx. March 31st, 2009. Recorded @ Jagged Needle studios, Castle Shannon, PA. 
 
-29th Ward-track "Breaking your hands".February 18th, 2009.Recorded @
Jagged Needle Studios, Castle Shannon, PA.
 
 -Tyet -The Tyet Experiment. January 8th & 9th, 2011.Recorded @ Laughing Tiger studios, San Raphael, CA. Available on iTunes. + ^
 
-JG Boccella & the Modo Mio band-track “Auld (instrumental). January 6, 2009. Recorded @ Justin Brown’s home studio, Swissvale, PA.
 
-The Woodpile-Life Vacation.Recorded @ Tangerine Sound Studios. Akron, OH. January 3rd, 2009 & also @ Play On Recording Studios Gibsonia, PA July 24th, 2009, 4:00 PM. myspace.com/thewoodpile. (c) 2012 30K Records.
 
-The Woodpile-tracks "Situation (2 versions)", "Who's gonna call me out? ( alternate version), "Hit me up", "Houston", "Straight lines", "Rat in the basement", "Life Vacation (version 1). Recorded @ Tangerine Sound Studios. Akron, OH. January 3rd, 2009. Currently unreleased.  
 
-Summer-Winter-Alone Is Yes. Released version recorded @ Mr. Smalls Recording Studio. Pgh, PA. Dec 21st, 2008. Full album available on iTunes.  Unreleased versions of the songs, currently existing in MP3 format, recorded @ Blackberry Studios, Lawrenceville, PA on November 18, 2008. (c) 2009 Yellow Bird Records. + #
 
-Summer-Winter-track "Yer Dead (version 1)". Currently unreleased. Recorded @ Mr. Smalls Recording Studio. Pgh, PA. Dec 21st, 2008 & at Blackberry Studios Nov 18, 2008 during the “Alone is yes” sessions.
  
-29th Ward- MMVIII. Recorded @ Jagged Needle studios, Castle Shannon, PA. *Drumset & conga. Available @ myspace.com/29thward. Limited hard copies available. +
 
-Tyet - track “Stand For Change". August 2008. Drums recorded @ YCS studios, Pittsburgh, PA. Available @ tyet.biz. the lyrical content of this song does not necessarily reflect my political views. + ^
 
-The New Mingle-Live @ the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern. Bootleg. 2008
 
-29th Ward-track"Funk 51 the next chapter". June 2008. Recorded @ Jagged Needle Studios, Castle Shannon, PA. Instrumental promo track. Available @ myspace.com/29thward.
 
-The New Mingle-track "Wayback (improvisation)".MySpace free download promo. Recorded @ YCS studios, Pittsburgh, PA. 2008. Available @ myspace.com/thenewmingle & reverb nation.com/thenewmingle.
 
-The Douglass Brothers-Live @ Sherlock's Erie, PA. *DVD bootleg. 2008

-The Bitter Strings- tracks " Bleed Like You Made Me", "New Girl", & 5 unreleased / untitled tracks. *bootlegs, Feb 2008. Recorded @ Jagged Needle Studios, Castle Shannon, PA.
 
-JG Boccella- track "Like a Rolling Stone. January 2008. Available on iTunes. Originally written by Bob Dylan. (c) 1965. Special Rider Music. Used by permission.

-The Bitter Strings-tracks "Addicted" & "Only the Devil Remains". 2008 promo live versions. Recorded @ Jagged Needle Studios, Castle Shannon, PA.


-Strange Brew-Live @ Billie’s Vodka & Wine bar. *bootleg DVD. May 2007.
 *Track "Queen Bee" available on
 You Tube & myspace.com/strangebrewbluesband.
 
-Rhapsodic-self titled.  Recorded spring 2006 / 2007 @ YCS studios, Pittsburgh, PA.  Available @ myspace.com/Rhapsodicinfo
 
-Strange Brew- Live @ Tully's. *bootleg DVD & audio. March 19th, 2007. Select tracks available on myspace.com/StrangeBrewBluesBand
 
-Chris Hannigan-tracks"Livin' in the city", "My only" (2 versions). 2007

-JG Boccella-"Undercover White Man" program promo video.  2006

-Ron Ziai-track "Down". 2006

-Supermonkey-Monster Mash @ Alter Bar. *bootleg DVD.  2006

-The Douglass Brothers- 2006 live show DVD bootlegs: CD release party @ The Rex Theatre. Pittsburgh Café Oakland, PA

-The Douglass Brothers-demo tracks for "Mondo Man", "Slow Down", & "Christine". *bootleg. 2006
 
-JG Boccella & The Modo Mio Band-track "Change". 2006. Available on CDbaby & iTunes. Official video available online, shot 2006. Song featured on JG Boccella’s “racial realities channel” on you tube 2007 & filmed live in concert for “future is mine” promotional video. *Drum set & doumbek
 
-JG Boccella & the Modo Mio Band-2006 live show bootlegs: Mr. Smalls Theatre May (audio). Kennywood amusement park, August (Video) UPMC special event, September (video)

-Supermonkey-track"Microphone"live on 102.5 WDVE Pgh 6/16/06. +
 
-Sara Claire & The New Mingle-live @ the square cafe.2006. *bootleg


-The New Mingle-live @ the center for contemporary craft. 2006. *bootleg
 
-The New Mingle-self titled EP.2006. Recorded @ YCS studios, Pittsburgh, PA.

-Richard Graf-tracks "Bittersuite" & "Soulshine". *djembe.  2006
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-Supermonkey-Ice Monkey EP. Recorded @ Soundscape Studios. Mckeesport, PA. 2006
 
-The Westsylvanian’s- track “1,000 song”. Appeared in the chorus section. February 17, 2006.
 
-Supermonkey-live @ Hard Rock Cafe Pgh. *bootleg DVD & you tube clips. 2005
 
-ouve-live @ IUP.  *bootleg. 2005
 
-Steve Stax-tracks "I don't need a reason" & "It's just a game".2005

-Strange Brew-live @ The Bottom's Up Saloon. 2005. bootleg

-ouve- tracks "Push", "You don't know", “Happy”, & “Fuego”. Recorded in 2005, currently unreleased
 
-ouve-live @ the church of love & music. 2005 *bootleg
  
-ouve-18 currently unreleased bootlegs, live & previously unreleased songs.

-ouve-live@ the quiet storm. *bootleg. Jan 17th, 2004.
 
-The Westsylvanian’s-tracks “Yeah. Mouth” & “Popcorn”. June 2003
 
-PittsburghO'Reilly Theatre-"Big Band" drum loop. Recorded by Zach Moore / Ddb studios, Pittsburgh. 2003
 
-ouve-self titled EP.2003. Recorded by Zach Moore / Ddb studios. Pittsburgh, PA. *Drums & percussion. #
 
 -The Westsylvanian’s-tracks “We can” & “Kakenbollz”. Late Oct. 2002.
 
-Ouve Azzy Runk-track "Revolution Rain". *bootleg. 2002

-Ouve Azzy Runk-Tree. 2002. Recorded by Zach Moore / Ddb studios. Pgh, PA. *Drumset & percussion. Currently available @ www.myspace.com/ouveazzyrunk & select music stores around Pittsburgh, PA. #

-Ouve Azzy Runk-Live @ The Quiet Storm. 2002 *bootleg. Recorded by Mad Merv, Available on lastfm.com.

-Ouve Azzy Runk-Live @ The Well, Detroit, MI. *bootleg. 2001
 
-Ouve Azzy Runk-Sounds from six-s. July 2001. +
 
-Ouve Azzy Runk Trio-live @ Cafe Au-Lait. *bootleg. March 5th, 2001

-Ouve Azzy Runk Trio-1/2001. *Drums & percussion.

-Ouve Azzy Runk Trio-the yard sale show. *bootleg. Nov 5th, 2000
 
 -The Sasquatch Machine sessions. Recorded @ Duquense University. 1999

 
-R. Wednesday- tracks "Channel Surf" & "Pain" 1996
 

*OFFICIAL VIDEO ARCHIVE*
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The Simple Carnival - A Geek Like Me (3D)
"A Geek Like Me" by The Simple Carnival. Download this song on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-geek-like-me-single/id632787532You will need red/cyan 3D glasses to view this video prope...

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The Satin Hearts - Wild Child (LIVE)
Live music video for The Satin Heart's single "Wild Child" The single "Wild Child" is now available on i-Tunes: http://tinyurl.com/bjf3ggt Buy the new album "Living on Overdrive" at http://tinyurl...

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Christiane D "Beautiful Disaster" music video
Beautiful Disaster featured onOOTE ("Obliquity of the Ecliptic"), my first solo album of jazz inflected, punk soul "Obliquity of the Ecliptic". AVAILABLE NOW: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/christianed2 ...
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The Simple Carnival - smitten
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The Simple Carnival - Everything That Grownups Know (3D)
Get this track on iTunes... http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/smitten-3d-single/id551105862 ...or download it FREE with a tweet or Facebook post! http://www.simplecarnival.com/free The fourth track...
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ZOMBIES by The Satin Hearts
Official studio recording of ZOMBIES from "Living On Overdrive" CD by The Satin Hearts. The Satin Hearts are Fran Rifugiato on guitar, Marcy Eustice on vocals, Jim Capp on bass, and Chris Belin on dr...
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THE WOODPILE - "I Gotta Get Out Of Pittsburgh"
"I gotta get out of Pittsburgh" by the Pittsburgh based rock band THE WOODPILE is the opening track to their 2012 full length debut album "Life Vacation" which is available now. THE WOODPILE is: R...













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THE WOODPILE - "When You...?"
"When You...?" is the seventh (and shortest) track on the 2012 debut album "Life Vacation" from Pittsburgh based rockers THE WOODPILE. The songs' short and to the point nature pays homage to some of t...
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