Christian Vegh has been referred to as a "young guitar prodigy with an old soul" the "type of young artist that will shape Canadian music for the next 50 years" and the “hottest young guitar player in the nation”. Christian Vegh was awarded the 2016 “Charles McDaniel Award” from the American & Canadian Federation of Musicians. This award is given out every 3 years to a musician 16–35 yrs. and is awarded for Diversity, Creativity, Innovation & Excellence in Music. He was presented the award & scholarship at the 100th Convention of the American Federation of Musicians in Las Vegas.
Vegh was also named to the "Brotherhood of the Guitar" in 2016, which recognizes the top 16 guitarists Internationally (21yrs. & under), sponsored by Ernie Ball Guitars, Music Man and Guitar Center. He was honoured to have a video and photo shoot in Las Vegas with famed Rock and Roll photographer Robert Knight for this award.
Christian also received the 2016 Biz X International Magazine “Artist of the Year” award. He was also a semi-finalist in the worldwide International Songwriting Competition. "ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world". Christian was chosen in three categories for Blues and Unsigned for "Chains in Mind" and Instrumental "The Farm". .
Graduating Principal’s honour roll (International Baccalaureate Music Program) - Assumption College School) he is now an honour roll student at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He received academic and performance scholarships for the Performance/Songwriting Program. He is a dual citizen born in Detroit, Michigan in 1997 and raised in LaSalle, Ontario.
Christian has been working on many projects including writing and performing for Glenn Fricker - Spectre Sound Studios gear reviews. “Can you play Metal on a Telecaster?” was featured in Guitar World, Guitar Player and Ultimate Guitar Magazines after receiving half a million You-tube views in two weeks. He has been featured on many magazine covers, articles, television and radio shows and was honoured to represent the United States in a video from the Netherlands with some of the top shredders from around the globe. His latest song Galactic Gypsy was written for Warren Huart (Aerosmith, "Produce Like a Pro") and was recorded in Hollywood with Tony Franklin (The Firm) and Matt Starr (Mr. Big).
Christian performed at many festivals/venues such as NAAM (world's largest music gear expo) - Anaheim California; Musik Messe Germany; BB Kings - Nashville; The Berklee Performance Center - Boston; International Music Festival - New York; 4th Wall Productions - Joy Theatre; Sonny Rhodes Induction into the Canadian Blues Hall of Fame; Windsor Blues Fest; Hugh's Room Toronto, The Underground Detroit; Harvest Festival New Hampshire; Tecumseh Art of Food/Wine & Corn Fest; LaSalle Strawberry Fest; Fork & Cork; Headlined Passport to the World and for 10,000 people at the International Children's Games.
Christian played in the Assumption Jazz band, won gold at the Regional's and was named "Jazz Musician of the Year". They also won gold at an International Music Competition in New York and Nashville where Christian received the "Outstanding Soloist Award".
Christian received the Generation Blues Scholarship and attended Robben Ford's Guitar Program where he had the opportunity to perform with Robben Ford and was featured at Robben's Guest Artist's Finale performing an original song.
As a solo artist, he is lead vocals/lead guitar/songwriter for the "Christian Vegh Band". Christian's first band "West Palm was the youngest band to ever win "Long and McQuades Battle of the Bands" and the "Battle of the Bands for Cancer". His second band "Red Legacy" with McKenzie Burrows on drum was in the finals of the "CBC Searchlight" - Canada's New Rising Star and the "Canada South Blues Challenge" Finalist.
Christian gives back to the community that has been so supportive of his development as a musician through charity events and fundraisers. "Christian Vegh Rocks the Capital" raised scholarships for the Windsor Symphony Orchestra High School Education Program Sponsorship"; The "Christian Vegh Windsor Symphony Orchestra Scholarship for SoCA - University of Windsor"; the St. Clair College Performing Arts Scholarship and the "Christian Vegh Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra Annual Scholarships". This was a multimedia Art/Music event including the launch of his new CD "Christian Vegh" which he co-produced at SLR Studios with Marty Bak".
Christian has been a "Me to We" speaker and performer and received a grant for a United Way "Think Global/Act Local" seniors/youth engagement music program and was also nominated for their “Changing Lives Award. " He wrote a theme song for an anti-addiction youth engagement program winning a spokesperson role and a scholarship to Steve Vai's Song Evolution Summer Program in New York. He teaches Master Classes, Guitar Clinics and the Blues School Program with the Canada South Blues Society.
Christian has shared the stage with performers such as Steve Vai, Scott Holt, Robben Ford and Susan McNeil. His favorite musicians/bands are Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Guthrie Govan, Allan Holdsworth, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rush, Polyphia and Pink Floyd. His dream is to play on stage at Royal Albert Hall with Joe Bonamassa. Career highlights - Having Joe Bonamassa tweet about the band at his first big performance and getting support and mentoring from musicians like Steve Morse, Alex Lifeson, Dick Wagner, Robin Ford and many local musicians. Christian is known as a humble, dedicated musician and credits his music teachers for inspiring him and changing his life.