“Chrys and Momo” is a Hamilton-based band fronted by Chrysalene Teo and Momo Raickovic. Audiences can expect to hear an eclectic mix of cute acoustic love songs, harmonica heavy folk songs, and fun, infections indie-rock songs. Playing instruments that mimic their size, this couple’s ukulele-guitar dynamic will leave you grinning from ear-to-ear.
Their much-anticipated premiere EP “Taste//Touch” (recorded at world renowned Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton, ON) was released on May 4th, 2019, featuring new originals and covers with a twist they can call their own. Described as “strong, creative pop music that deserves repeat listening” (Ric Taylor, The View), “Taste//Touch” was a successful first release for Chrys and Momo. “This Little Piggy”, a political folk original, reached over 10,000 plays on Apple Music within the first week of the EP’s online release. Their follow-up single, “Love Is Free”, released in July 2019, introduced a new indie-rock element to their repertoire.
Since meeting and bonding over their love of The Beatles at McMaster University, Chrys and Momo have been performing together and writing original music in the Hamilton area. Originally starting as a duo, Chrys and Momo began to push the boundaries of their acoustic songwriting abilities in 2018, and created a new and exciting sound that blends ukulele with more traditional rock elements.
Chrys’ unique approach to creating melodies and Momo’s natural knack for lyricism makes for a robust songwriting partnership. Influenced heavily by songwriting geniuses Lennon-McCartney and pop powerhouse Max Martin, Chrys and Momo’s songwriting is full of intention but not lacking in honesty.
Now playing as a four-piece band, joined by Lazar Raickovic on drums and Ayman Saab on bass guitar, Chrys and Momo are continuing to play shows in Hamilton and in the Greater Toronto Area.
Meet The Band
Ukulele, Vocals, Percussion
Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica