Guitarists Chris Warren and Nathan Tamari make up One and a Half Strings, an idea and musician duo that was born in the summer of 2014. Chris and Nathan began rehearsing and making demo videos for auditions in September 2014. By October, they were getting contracted for many private gigs and events in the late fall of 2014 and the winter of 2015.
Chris Warren has performed with: The Long Island University Choir, St. Paul’s Episcopal Choir, The Long Island Vocal Jazz Ensemble, The Long island Ukulele Strummers Club, and the Long Island Phillharmonic; while performing and working with such musicians as: David Stewart Wiley, Frances Roberts, Alexander Dashnaw, Bobby Mcferrin, Billy Taylor, Gary Klein, David Holzman, Carl Strommen, Richard Iacona, and Mark Marino. Chris has performed in such venues as: The Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, The Staller Center for the Arts, The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, The Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center, The Hillwood Recital Hall, and the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City New York. Chris Warren also offers private music lessons in piano, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, voice, and trumpet.
Nathan Tamari, began playing the guitar when he was 7. Shortly after his 9th birthday, he joined the amateur performing ensemble the Long Island Ukulele Strummers Club, where he started to play on a regular basis at their meetings and concert events throughout Nassau County New York. A mostly self taught ukulele player and the youngest member to ever be welcomed to join the Strummers Club, he very quickly gained the respect of the other members and began playing as a featured soloist for their regular concerts. He has also performed in several local synagogues in Great Neck, has been seen as a featured guest at local jazz clubs on Long Island where he has worked with many musicians including, L.I.U. Post Professor of Jazz Guitar Studies, Mark Marino, and has been hired to play at private functions and events for groups and organizations such as the: New York State Guard, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the St. Albans Community Living Center of the Veterans Administration.
I’ve been to many of their gigs and performances. They each bring along their own unique style and perform with such enthusiasm, that you can’t help but smile and sing along. They’re a joy to watch and capture on camera. Follow them at www.oneandahalfstrings.com and on social media .