Meet the Officers & Directors

Chris Burke-Gaffney (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Chris started his career as singer/bassist for The Pumps (Polygram). He signed his first record deal as a teenager and toured the country with the likes of Triumph, Guns & Roses and AC/DC. While in his 20’s Chris wrote his 1st top 10 single. The group was Orphan (CBS) and the song  “Miracle” is still a staple on classic rock radio across Canada. It was during this period that Chris learned the, “ins and outs” of touring and making records.

In 1996 he formed CBG Artist Development to manage and develop singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk (SONY) and co-wrote her triple platinum "Under These Rocks and Stones". CBG has written and produced literally hundreds of songs and has helped artists in developing material including McMaster & James, Kyle Riabko, Sierra Noble and Driver. His songs/productions have been recognized by numerous awards (Best Aboriginal Recording – Eagle & Hawk – Juno Awards) and (Album Of The Year and Best Folk Album – Little Hawk Aboriginal Music Awards). Many of his songs have also been used for movies and television including Chicago Hope, Felicity, Malcolm in the Middle, Degrassi, Real World and Providence.

Chris oversees the daily operations of CBG Artist Development, which consists of:
CBG Artist Development / CBG Studios / Vatikan Records /