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Chris Reed and the Anime Raiders is the performing/recording name of San Francisco-based recording artist Chris Reed. Way back in the 1990's he used to perform and record under the name Jim Christopher (albums available on Spotify). With a couple of exceptions he writes all the songs, plays all the instruments and sings all the vocals.
In 1990 he released an independent single called "Favorite Partner" that became the first ever acoustic club dance hit (as Jim Christopher). The title track to his next album, "Fiction" (also as Jim Christopher), was the theme song for a German Television show.
In 2001 he reclaimed his real name and created the fictional band The Anime Raiders, releasing the minor hits "Kauro-chan" and "Terror of Love". In 2008 he released "11/11" with the hit song "Jennifer", which spent a record 26 weeks at the top of the Independent Music Chart and gained him entrance into the Independent Musician Hall of Fame.
In 2020 he released the single "Rear Window (I don't wanna sleep here anymore)", a charity single that won him Best Alternative Song at the Radio Music Awards. In 2021 the break-out hit "He Takes a Knee" won him "Best Alternative Band" from the Independent Music Awards. In 2022 "Stick Around" won the same award from the Radio Music Awards and is our most streamed song!
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