Oh Hush! is a Grammy nominated, Juno winning producer, songwriter, and artist with multiple gold and platinum records under his belt. Oh, Hush! made his start as Chris Sernel, front-man of a rock band from Chicago called Escape From Earth. The band's many accolades include playing the Miss USA Pageant, featuring in a Coca-Cola commercial, and touring with artists such as Switchfoot, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, Taproot, and…..Hanson.
After shedding a bit of his rock and roll roots, Chris began to focus on pop, alternative, and indie leaning sounds. As some of his new material began to take off, the secret band Oh, Hush! was born. And by "band" we mean it was one guy writing and producing all the songs himself. Oh, Hush! has put out multiple albums and EPs and had radio success with his song “Going Down In Style.” Those successes led Chris to a publishing deal with Warner Chappell / Artist Publishing Group and a placement with Jennifer Lopez. Next was a song with Cee Lo Green, which garnered a Grammy nomination and gold record…and from there Oh, Hush! has become a go-to producer in the pop world.
Recently, Chris co-wrote/produced Weezer's top 10 single "Happy Hour," which was also featured on The Simpsons (dream come true for Chris, a rock kid from the Midwest). Chris stepped back into the artist role recently with end-credit songs in both Lego Batman and Lego Ninjago. Additionally, lots of film and TV placements have come in as Chris has also become a behind-the-scenes guy for brands such as Clorox, Nutella, Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, Poo Pourri, and many others.
Why is Oh, Hush! right For Your Project? Well, I don’t know what your project is, so I can’t really tell you. But!, I can tell you why Oh, Hush! has been great for so many other projects. As a writer and producer that gets placements with pop artists, develops bands, and has direct influence in and from the pulse of the music industry, Oh, Hush! can bring coolness, edge, and immediacy to projects. On top of that, he has a very keen understanding of what kinds of songs work for commercials/film/TV, why they work, and most importantly, how to bring all of these things together. Wisdom comes from experience and in this case, wisdom has been gained from having success (and failures!) in both music for fans and music for brands.