Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak

 

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Christopher Joseph Isaak (born June 26, 1956)[1][2] is an American rock musician and occasional actor. He is best known for his hit "Wicked Game," as well as the popular hit songs "Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing" and "Somebody's Crying." He is renowned for his signature 1950s rock & roll style and crooner sound, as well as his soaring falsetto and reverb-laden music. He is closely associated with film director David Lynch, who has used his music in numerous films and gave him a large role in the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. His songs generally focus on the themes of love, loss and heartbreak. With a career spanning four decades, he has amassed a total of twelve studio albums, and has accumulated numerous award nominations and tours. He has been called the Roy Orbison of the 1990s, and is often also compared to Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson and Duane Eddy.[3]

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Chris Isaak Christmas Live on Soundstage
Album
Chris Isaak Christmas Live on Soundstage is an album by musical artist Chris Isaak, released on November 10, 2017.
Mr. Lucky in Spain
Album
Mr. Lucky in Spain is an album by musical artist Chris Isaak, released on April 4, 2017.
Eyes Wide Shut
 
Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 erotic drama film directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick.
Wicked Game
 
"Wicked Game" is a song by American rock musician Chris Isaak, released from his third studio album Heart Shaped World (1989).

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Popular Albums21

Album Appearances & References8

Popular Songs5

Song Appearances & References8

Popular Live Albums1

Films5

Minor Film Appearances & References10

TV Shows22

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Music review: Chris Isaak, Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
  –  November 6, 2017
WITH no new album to promote nor anniversary to celebrate, rock’n’roll crooner Chris Isaak was touring simply for the love of playing with his trusty band. Silvertone, who gave their name to his debut album, have been Isaak’s wingmen for 32 years ...
Chris Isaak Comes to Boulder Theater this Month
  –  November 2, 2017
"It's Music City - not just country city," Isaak says ... Yet for all this exciting collaboration, First Comes The Night is very much a great Chris Isaak album that features him at his best. For all the firsts, there's a strong through-line that continues ...
Chris Isaak: Crooning a festive tune for canines
  –  November 16, 2017
CHRIS Isaak is the first to admit his new Christmas song Dogs Love Christmas Too is ridiculous … but the Californian crooner doesn’t care. Isaak has been in Sydney this week promoting his latest album, which features classic Christmas tunes like Silent ...
Vince Gill, Kesha to Play 2018 All for the Hall New York
  –  November 14, 2017
Past participants include Jason Aldean, Gregg Allman, Zac Brown, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Patty Griffin, Levon Helm, Chris Isaak, Kris Kristofferson, Pat Monahan, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Lionel Richie, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift ...
Wednesday 15 Nov
  –  November 14, 2017
Special guest: Chris Isaak. Stars of Daddy's Home 2 Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson andamp; John Lithgow talk to Pete about their new film, parenting and each other's careers. 6 mins Magda Szubanski Five years after she came out live on The Project ...
Chris Isaak brings his Christmas album to Australia
  –  November 14, 2017
Nicole Kidman's in a raunchy new role, Jelena Dokic opens up about domestic abuse and we count down to the MTV awards! Reporting from the races, Sunrise brings us exclusive betting tips and a sneak peek into the final Fifty Shades of Grey! The Sunrise team ...
10 Unforgettable HIM Moments
  –  November 13, 2017
One of HIM’s first television appearances came in 1996. Thanks to their much celebrated cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” the band was invited onto Jyrki, a show on Finland’s MTV3 channel. HIM didn’t even have a full-length album out at the ...
Lovely Recordings Hosted by Richard Crimi (Part 4)
  –  November 13, 2017
Chris Isaak is a great live, fun entertainer. He echoes the excitement and showmanship of Elvis, the soaring falsetto of Roy Orbison, and the good 'ol American boy, soft-sex ladies tease, and humor all of his own. Baja Sessions does nothing to dissaude ...
Honoring Nature: Exhibition 'Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean' at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  –  November 12, 2017
The music and lyrics cover Chris Isaak’s love ballad “Wicked Game,” 1990. A voice is heard singing and finally screaming “I don’t want to fall in love.” These words are interwoven with the imagery, which plays hypnotically with the music ...
Clearwater festival keeping jazz alive!
  –  November 11, 2017
Bennett fuses serious jazz improvisation with a host of modern pop influences. He names Alice Cooper, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Chris Isaak among his influences. • Nate Najar – An American guitarist, composer and producer, Najar’s expressive blend of ...
Why Fire Walk With Me’s Chester Desmond Wasn’t in Twin Peaks: The Return
  –  November 9, 2017
and FBI Special Agent Chester Desmond (Chris Isaak). Mark Frost threw fans a bone and expounded on Annie’s fate in his new canon novel Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier, although her ending isn’t exactly a cheery one. But neither Frost’s book nor The ...
Also: whatever happened to Chet?
  –  November 8, 2017
Frost was also asked about Special Agent Chester Desmond, better known as Chet, who was played by Chris Isaak in “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” but didn’t appear in “The Return”; he answered that “Chet was discussed but we found no easy way to ...
Chris Isaak holiday show in Cheyenne
  –  November 8, 2017
Rock singer-songwriter and sometimes actor Chris Isaak is known for his 1990s hit "Wicked Game," as well as appearing in "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me." His latest role is as an "X Factor Australia" judge. Isaak's other musical hits include "Gone Ridin ...
Angel Olsen Shares Previously Unreleased Song "Sans"
  –  November 7, 2017
Olsen seemingly channeled Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" and early PJ Harvey to create a mesmerising piece of on air magic. Recently, Angel continued her relationship with public radio when she debuted the stripped-down performance of "Sans" on KCRW's Morning ...
Music review: Chris Isaak, Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
  –  November 6, 2017
WITH no new album to promote nor anniversary to celebrate, rock’n’roll crooner Chris Isaak was touring simply for the love of playing with his trusty band. Silvertone, who gave their name to his debut album, have been Isaak’s wingmen for 32 years ...
Janeen P. From Bridgeport
  –  November 3, 2017
I work for the State Of Illinois downtown. I’ve listened to Wxrt forever since the 70’s, 80’s onwards 3 favorite bands: My fave Bands Bryan Ferry solo and with Roxy Music, Chris Isaak, the Finnish band HIM Last great concert she saw: My favorite ...
Five works you have to experience at Pipilotti Rist's Sip My Ocean
  –  November 2, 2017
One of the first works you encounter, this two-channel ‘wall video’ seduces you with kaleidoscopic images of an underwater coralscape and bikini-clad female figures, to the sounds of a dreamy cover of Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’ – before you ...
Hall & Oates at Bluesfest O2 Arena, London: Silencing the naysayers
  –  November 2, 2017
The “support” act at this impressively staged Bluesfest (which has also featured Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers) is inveterate crowd-pleaser Chris Isaak. The 61-year-old Elvis lookalike channels the likes of the Grand Ole Opry, rock’n’roll and ...
Maroon 5, Jane's Addiction and Every New Denver Concert Announcement
  –  November 2, 2017
Dec. 8, 7 p.m., $20-$25. New Kingston: With the Late Ones, Sun., Feb. 18, 7 p.m., $12-$15. Chris Isaak: Sun., Nov. 26, 8 p.m., $55-$69.50. Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Wed., Jan. 17, 8:30 p.m., $25-27.50. Glen Hansard: Wed., March 14, 8 p.m., $35-$45.
Chris Isaak Comes to Boulder Theater this Month
  –  November 2, 2017
And for First Comes The Night -- Isaak's stunning first album of new material in six years -- this gifted singer-songwriter and bandleader is bringing us a bumper crop of strong and intriguing songs from which to choose. "There was no mission for this ...
Elvis Costello, Dr. John and Trombone Shorty Tribute Fats Domino
  –  October 30, 2017
The ceremony was hosted by Chris Isaak and took place at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. During the evening, The Neville Brothers, Roy Orbison and Roseanne Cash were inducted into the 2017 Hall of Fame class.
Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke, 51, insists he is not ready to hang up his dancing shoes — after missing out on judging role
  –  October 28, 2017
The outfits complement the spooky song choices. Viewers will see routines to tracks including Better The Devil You Know by Kylie Minogue, Killer Queen by Queen and Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game. Anton is releasing his debut album, From The Top, and is ...
STRICTLY COME DANCING: Claudia Winkleman shuns fancy dress during Halloween show... as she continues to campaign for kids' safety three years after daughter's 'life-changing ...
  –  October 28, 2017
Upping the sex factor next were Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova, dancing the Rumba to Wicked Game by Chris Isaak. 'Plenty of six pack action', Bruno gushed, complimenting his frame, and the sensual duo scored 25. Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton danced ...
Elvis Costello, Dr. John and Trombone Shorty Pay Tribute to Fats Domino
  –  October 27, 2017
The ceremony was hosted by Chris Isaak and took place at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. During the evening, The Neville Brothers, Roy Orbison and Roseanne Cash were inducted into the 2017 Hall of Fame class.
Strictly Come Dancing unleashes its spookiest song-and-dance lineup yet for Halloween Week
  –  October 24, 2017
3. Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova will dance the rumba to 'Wicked Game' by Chris Isaak. 4. Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice will dance the Charleston to 'Frankie' by Sister Sledge. 5. Gemma Atkinson and Aljaž Skorjanec will dance the jive to 'Ever ...
Chris Isaak at The Strand, 3 Things To Know
  –  October 18, 2017
• 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. • Flagstar Strand Theatre, 12 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac. • Tickets are $54.50-$275. • Call 248-309-6445 or visit flagstarstrand.com. It’s been a good while -- 17 years -- since Chris Isaak’s big commercial moment ...

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