Growing up in the small town of Bastrop, TX and the youngest of 3 siblings Christopher Mills has always been surrounded by music. Encouraged to sing in the church choir at Mt. Rose Baptist Church he showed great vocal talent at an early age. Even though he took piano and guitar lessons early on neither really took and it wasn’t until a high school talent show in his junior year that Christopher really discovered his love of performing on stage.
Some years later and while sharing a one bedroom apartment in Lewisville, TX with best friend Cris Womack, songs began to take shape. The early material formed from broken hearts, missed chances and ugly breakups. Christopher was, however, still reluctant to take the stage with the new materiel but after some convincing the pair recruited bass player Eric Thompson and formed the early stages of a band called Eleven Dollars with Womack on Drums. Though the band would change membership over the years, with Eric Thompson leaving the group, Brandon Deem and Stephen Hughes taking over guitar and Doug Benscotter on bass, they would manage to become a Fry Street favorite in Denton and would go on to record a successful EP, “Missing Pieces” and a follow up album “Studio B” on Blue Pie Records. In 2013 the band took a hiatus and Christopher began performing as a solo act.
Almost 20 years into a music career he still takes the stage with an excitement and enthusiasm that draws and holds an audience’s attention. Smooth and soulful vocals mixed with grit and dirt of an alternative and country sound give a Christopher Mills show a signature all it’s own. Now touring with the The Christopher Mills Band which includes Joe VanZandt (Guitar), Jeff Bankston (Bass) and John Buzzell (Drums), there is excitement with every show.