New on the Eurobeat scenes, Cristiano made a welcomed entrance on SEB 246 with his debut track My Body Is Burning under the stage name of Chris McRea.
In the 90s, Cristiano was already on the airwaves of local radio stations like Radio Cosmo (1990-93) and Radio Delta (1996-97). In 1997-98 he cohosted on RAI STEREO 2 radio with the famous TV personality Marco Predolin. Most recently Cristiano could be heard on Radio Alex from 2010-15.
He has always been a rather active musician, starting his musical journey together with Claudio Rossi in 1991. He played with bands in Northern Italy like STAFF (support band for Spagna’s ’94-’96 tour), Crema di Marroni (’93-’94), Cavoli Amari (’95-’98). Later Cristiano would appear on video as well on the national Italian channel ITALIA 1.
In the summer of 1995 he performed on a cruise ship in duet with the eurobeat singer Andrea Delfino, most famously known for her pseudonym Judy Crystal. In the same year, he wrote the official hymn of the Alessandria Soccer Team, Grigi Nel Cuore.
In 2003 Cristiano made the arrangements for the rock-blues album “Re Di Silenzi Splendidi” by Marcello Montobbio & Stefano Pesce (the SCACCOMATTO duet). In the same year, he began a journey of writing ultimately 10 theme songs for TV anime when he began writing music for RTI (Italian Television Channels – Italian MEDIASET Group society). The songs would be performed by the famous Italian artist Cristina D’Avena. Cristiano even sang in duet with D’Avena for the TV anime show theme “Webdivers” in 2004.
During 2014-15, Cristiano was a judge of the traveling talent show “Una Canzone Per Sognare” (A Song For Dreaming).