Our Story

We are a group of musicians currently working with Children’s Hospitals and Veterans groups to provide a dream come true experience for people through creating songs.

We connect with people associated with these organizations who want to write music, lyrics, or even play an instrument and get them involved in our original studio recordings.

We then produce these songs and release them nationally through this website and a team of strategic partners. The revenue from the downloads goes directly to help families in need associated with our project partners.

The songs of this project cater to a wide range of musical tastes. Anything from pop, rock, world-beat, singer-songwriter, etc. is fair game. This gives people the opportunity to live out their dream of being on a commercially released song and album. It even reignites the passion for music that some of us have put on the backburner for careers, school, and/or taking care of our loved ones.

If you are interested in submitting a song to be considered for Hear The Hope, please visit the volunteer page. If you are interested in contributing in any other way, please visit our contact page.

Meet the people behind Hear The Hope

Chris “CJ” Lambert

CEO, Board Member, Strategic Creative Director, Co-founder

CJ Lambert

Chris “CJ” Lambert is an extraordinary freelance guitarist, engineer, and producer based out of Cincinnati, OH.

He is a rock/blues guitarist at heart but plays many styles. CJ is a prolific songwriter and teacher; he has a knack for building confidence in the people he works with helping them find their best.

CJ’s passion for Hear The Hope comes from his love for music and the inspiration he gets from his family, especially his youngest son, Hudson, who has Down Syndrome.

Learn more about CJ at CJLambert.com.

To check out his Featured Song, click > Firefly

Toby Christensen

CBDO, Board Vice-Chairman, Strategic Relations Officer, Co-founder

Toby Christensen

From the boardroom to the recording studio, Toby always brings his “A Game”!

With his high-level energy and unique music skills, Toby brings a revolutionary viewpoint to the studio, bringing out the best in those he works with. Toby says: “Everyone is born a genius and it is my job to acknowledge and support the genius that resides in every one I work with”.

Toby is an expert in sound therapy and known in the industry as the “Healing Drummer”.

Learn more about him at TobyChristensen.com.

To check out his Featured Song, click > We Can Find a Way

Chris Lah

Board Chairman, Co-founder

Chris Lah

Chris Lah is the Executive Director, Revenue Cycle at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC).

Both U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazines have consistently ranked CCHMC in the top three pediatric hospitals in the United States. With over 30 years’ experience in healthcare operations, Chris is dedicated to serving every family and patient.

Chris feels his greatest accomplishment was creating the first comprehensive charitable fund that helps families with their out of pocket medical expenses. Nearly $2 million has been raised to help families with large deductibles and patients as far away as China, Peru, and Ukraine.

To check out his Featured Song, click > The Script

Chris Bauer

Grant Writer

Chris BauerChris Bauer works on our development side scoping out and researching opportunities to help support the mission of Hear The Hope. He comes to us with over 10 years of experience in proposal development from the University of Cincinnati (UC) and The George Washington University (GW).

In addition to his work with Hear The Hope, Chris is an Adjunct Instructor for GW in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a Senior Business Consultant for Jenzabar Inc. Chris is excited to support Hear The Hope using his skill set and experience.

To view our completed projects and learn more about Hear The Hope, please click > OUR HEROES.