American bass player (& songwriter) Chuck Wright has been a part of several major bands over the decades, though best known for being the long time bass player in Quiet Riot (going back to playing on a few tracks on the legendary Metal Health album, to Guiffria & House Of Lords, Blackthorne (supergroup w/ Graham Bonnet), as well he was a member of Heaven & Earth (playing and writing on 2013’s excellent Dig album).
This past summer it was announced that Chuck was leaving Quiet Riot and moving on to other projects (like this solo album). This guy’s list of credits is extensive and outstanding, not just the bands that he was a member of (https://www.discogs.com/artist/136623-Chuck-Wright).
Chuck has just released a video for “Army Of Me” from his forthcoming solo album. *Check out the press release and link to video and download below.
QUIET RIOT’s Longtime Bassist CHUCK WRIGHT Releases First Official Single & Video “ARMY OF ME” From His Debut Solo Album, CHUCK WRIGHT’S SHELTERING SKY!
Los Angeles, CA – Long-time bassist for multi-platinum rockers Quiet Riot, Chuck Wright, proudly presents the release of the first single from his new solo album. Wright has also worked alongside such rock music luminaries as Alice Cooper, Greg Allman, Ted Nugent, various members of Guns N’ Roses and Kiss to name a few, and now embarks on his first-ever solo excursion.
The first single is a hard-rocking, intense interpretation of Björk’s 1995 hit “Army of Me” and is accompanied by a video that represents Wright’s exploration into disorder and parallels with the recent chaotic state of world affairs. The visuals include a 3D animation of an “army” of Ruth Bader Ginsburgs, the late Supreme Court Justice, feminist icon, and steadfast advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. “I chose to recognize the late Justice Ginsburg in this video as she was such a formidable presence on and off the bench. She challenged the status quo knocking down legal obstacles to women’s equality and inspired an army of believers.”
The track “Army Of Me” features several of Wright’s musical peers including the late Pat Torpey (Mr. Big) on drums, guitarist Lanny Cordola (House of Lords), and Sven Martin (Jonathan Davis Band) on keyboards along with songstress Whitney Tai, the recent “Best Vocalist” winner at The Intercontinental Music Awards.
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/BeORufRPfVo
(Mixed by Tim Janssens)
Stream/download the single: https://orcd.co/chuck_wrights_sheltering_sky_army_of_me
The full-length album from Chuck Wright’s Sheltering Sky, coming in 2022, features over 30 guest performers including members of Mr. Big, Skid Row, Tesla, Dream Theater, Great White, Asia, Jefferson Starship, acclaimed solo artists Allen Hinds, Toshi Yanagi, and many others. Wright is finally stepping out on his own with a wide range of genres, from Jazz Fusion, Prog, Funk to in-your-face Hard Rock, which was in itself one of the things that led him to want to forge his own way and create this unique collection of songs within his “Sheltering Sky” project.
Top photo: Mari Kawaguchi
Glass Onyon PR