Chuck Wright's Bio

Chuck Wright is an American bassist, best known as the former bassist of heavy metal band Quiet Riot. He originally joined Quiet Riot in 1982, performing bass on several tracks for their hit album, Metal Health, as well as contributing backing vocals. He left and rejoined Quiet Riot multiple times, most recently rejoining in August 2006 to support the album Rehab and continued touring with Quiet Riot until the untimely passing of lead singer Kevin DuBrow in October of 2007. Chuck is still in demand as a session player and performs live in various Rock acts as well as with Modern Flamenco guitarist David Maldonado.

Chuck's career in mainstream heavy metal first took off with his band Giuffria's hit "Call To The Heart" in early 1985. After sold out arena tours with Deep Purple then Foreigner, he left Giuffria to re-join Quiet Riot. His reputation as one of the most accomplished bass players later landed him working with such music icons as Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons, Slash, Gregg Allman, Carmine Appice, Ronnie Montrose, John Waite. and Pat Travers.

He has over 80 International record releases and has played bass and produced albums covering styles from Ambient Trance, to Reggae to Rap to Country to Rock. Chuck has toured the world performing from Moscow to Tokyo over the past 20 years. He was also directly involved in seven film scores, most notably being the Universal picture release �Kull The Conqueror�, where he was joined by Guns-N-Roses drummer Matt Sorum and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Along the way, he's also worked with the following bands/artists: House Of Lords, Bad Moon Rising, Blackthorne, Christian Tolle Project, Doro, Impellitteri, Kuni, MSG, Magdalen, Murderer's Row, Pata, Paul Shortino's The Cutt, Stephen Pearcy, Adler's Appetite, Love/Hate, Ken Tamplin, Shane Gibson from Korn and has recorded various tribute albums with other luminaries.

Chuck also plays a fretless bass and is endorsed by Ampeg, Dean Markley Strings, Spector Bass, Schecter Guitar Research, Godin Guitars and Sick Boy Motorcycles.

 

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