A humbling past and a never promised tomorrow, was the drive of Chris Boomer Unchangco. Born December 24, 1985 on the island of Guam; the southern most island in the Marianas Archipelago; where Chamorus have been the Native inhabitants for over 4000 years; where FAMILIA *Family* and RESPETU *Respect* are the upholding forces of Chamoran culture; where Chris Boomer grew to be a man, a singer, a songwriter and a performer.
Chris learned a life of music in Guam; he played with his family, he played with his friends… People stopped calling him Chris and started calling him Boomer. He enjoyed much local notoriety for his amazingly soulful and mesmerizing voice. In 2008, Boomer met I Am Who I Am‘s co-writer and producer, Jacob Hemphill (SOJA), at a bar gig Boomer was playing while SOJA was on tour in Guam. The two instantly started collaborating on the song You and Me for SOJA’s album Born In Babylon, released 2009. You and Me became one of the most downloaded reggae songs of the year. That was the beginning of I Am Who I Am.
Chris Boomer’s highly anticipated debut album is set to release February 1, 2011 and will be followed by a 25 date U.S. tour w/SOJA. Read up on Chris Boomer’s newest album, including track titles & collaborations in our Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 article & for more information on this rising star, go to: www.facebook.com/ChrisBoomerMusic
Here is Chris Boomer with SOJA in the music video for the song You and Me