Thursday, June 14, 2007

Chris Cuevas

Many times while researching a lost pop star, we come to find that an artist is still performing. Such was the case w/ early 90s recording artist Chris Cuevas.

Chris released his debut album in 1991 on Atlantic Records. Some of you may remember his singles Hip Hop, Somehow, Someway and his duet w/ Deborah "Debbie" Gibson Someday. After wondering whatever happened to him, we recently found him on myspace.

With that said, I decided to try something new here at Milk Carton Pop Stars...our first ever interview! I'd like to say a big thank you to Chris for taking the time to answer our questions. Without further ado...


1. Hi Chris, welcome to Milk Carton Pop Stars. Tell us where you are from and where you grew up?
Long Beach, Mississippi... Lived there until 1990

2. How did you get started singing?
I grew up in a musical family, so I started out singing at birth I think...

3. Who were your musical influences growing up?
Journey, Hank JR, Waylon Jennings, Inxs, U2

4. In 1991 you released a pop album on Atlantic Records. How did that come about?
My dad got intouch with Diane Gibson, Deborah's Mom. At the time Diane was her manager. She liked what she heard so I played for Atlantic and the relationship started.

Chris & Deborah's video for "Someday"...

5. "Someday", the duet you did w/ Deborah Gibson is a gorgeous song. What was it like working together and do you still keep in touch?
Thank you, It was a honor working with her on that song. I'll never forget the first time I played it for her. She loved it, we then played it for Atlantic and it was included on the record. We catch up every once in while.

6. You've been under the pop radar for quite some time, what did you do after you debut album?
I went on a world tour with Deborah, reaching from NY to LA, and Europe to Asia. Once the record reached it's peek, I decided to pursue writing because of the change in pop music at the time.

7. Can you tell us about your new musical direction and where you are based nowadays?
My new music is where my hearts always been, Country Pop. I'm based out of Mobile, Alabama.

8. Do you play any regular gigs? I am sure some of our readers would love to check out your act live!
I do play spot gigs from time to time. Just check out my myspace page...

9. Do you still have any diehard fans from back in the day?
I really don't know. But would love to hear from them.

10. What's the wildest rumour you've heard about yourself over the years?
Can't really recall any.....that wild...........

Any final words for our readers and your fans?
Yeah, To those who read this...Thank you for your support over these years and believing in my music. Who knows, maybe real soon I'll have another shot at the dream I've always been chasing.

Thanks again,

Chris Cuevas

Don't forget to check out Chris's myspace page! Tell him Milk Carton Pop Stars sent ya!


sirtoa said...

did this even chart in the US?

Anonymous said...

i loved this song, it wasn't a #1, but it did chart in the early 90's. it was in the new kids / boyband era. i don't really remember the song with debbie gibson, but you are the one got lots of radio airplay. i found this page because i was curious whatever happened to the guy.

Anonymous said...

Thank God i found you. It has been 15 years. OMG. I've been trying to search hi and lo for your whereabouts. I was ur die-hard fan and i am still your fan. I have your signed autographed picture and my membershiop at Chris Cuevas Fan Club is 000122. See- i am still keeping the card after sooo many years. I love Someday, Somehow Someway, Give Our Love A Chance. I still remember vividly your fan club address : PO Box 945, Long Beach, MS 39560.
Love you Chris.

Anonymous said...

I thought this was great! I was just thinking about Chris the other day after reminicing -- I had seen him and Deborah in concert in Syracuse, NY and LOVED it. It was so cool to find this site, this info, hear this song I had played over and over, and see the video! :)

Anonymous said...

He use to have a killer drummer! Ron D???? something.... Where is he now???

Anonymous said...

You are the one....Somehow Someway....these song was very popular in early 90's and was played almost everyday at our local radio station..i really hope he will make his comeback because i really loved and enjoy his songs...All the best to Chris Cuevas..

Anonymous said...

OK, Why is his first 45 never mentioned? His big song back around 1986 was "Over You" and on the flip side of the record is "Treading on Ice". I can't find anything online about the older songs! Everything is 1991 and later.

cuz pam said...

Chris my favorite song you have done is the song If at my wedding. Remember.HAHA cuz

Unknown said...

You are the One was one of those songs I recorded over and over on the front & back of cassette so I could listen to it continuously. Ohhh the teen years...Haha! Loved you then, love you still, always have, always will. Your music always brings back great memories from care free days!! Thanks & wishing much success in your current endeavors!!!
Elizabeth L

Diskobob said...

I think Chris deserved more recognition at the time. I was a club DJ in the early 90's and received Promo for "Hip Hop". Produced by Jellybean with remixes by Master At Work it was as outstanding record (Still in my collection today). I added it to my club set and it was a hit.

The full album was also very good. Too my artists slip through the cracks. He was definitely one of them

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