Chris Tsaganeas is a professional drummer and songwriter born in New York and based in Los Angeles.
Chris is a founding member of the folk-indie band Wax Owls with singer-guitarist Gerry Hirschfeld (ex-The Reflectacles, ex-Willie Nelson).
Their music has been featured on KCSN and CKJM, as well as the in-store playlist at Starbucks, and feature films such as What She Said. They attracted the attention of Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) who continues to co-write and collaborate with the band.
Wax Owls Performed on the Who Stage at the 2022 Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
In 2022 Chris joined the progressive metal band Witherfall. The band features Jake Dreyer (ex-Iced Earth), Joseph Michael (Sanctuary), and Anthony Crawford (Allan Holdsworth, Justin Timberlake).
Witherfall performed at ProgPower in Atlanta, Georgia in June and will be going on tour in 2023.
Chris was a founding member of the Republic/Universal band Fancy Reagan, and live drummer for Republic/Universal artist Viv and The Revival. Fancy Reagan's single "Knock Me Out" was included on the "NOW That's What I Call Music! 53" CD which sold over 450,000 units and was featured in a promo for NCAA March Madness on TNT and ESPN as the intro song to the 2015 ESPYS.
Chris toured with Atlantic Records' artist Forest Blakk, performing at venues such as Red Rocks and The Greek Theatre. Working with these artists have allowed him to open for The Roots, Bleachers, NEEDTOBREATHE, JohnnySwim, The Outlaws, Jeff Bridges, LolaWolf, and many others. Chris has also performed on television, radio, and at numerous music festivals.
Chris is available for session work and as a touring drummer and has studied under Dave Elitch, Shawn Pelton, and Tommy Igoe.