As Heard on Gold

There's No End To Chris' Talent


Singer, musician and frontman for The Living End, Chris Cheney, is 45 on the 2nd of January.

Born in Melbourne, Chris was just five when he saw his first rock band - Kiss at the then VFL Park.

He started playing guitar at six (yes, six) and studied jazz at TAFE.

Chris had met Scott Owen at school and they formed a rock band called Runaway Boys, doing Stray Cats and Clash covers.

In '94 the band started playing originals and changed their name to The Living End.

In '95 they scored a break as support group on the Australian tour by Green Day.

Their first hit came in '97 when the double A release Second Solution / Prisoner Of Society went Top 5.

The band's self titled album released the following year cracked Number One.

The group has released a further seven albums and all have gone top 10.

Some of their other hits include Roll On, White Noise, All Torn Down, Wake Up and  Save The Day.

The band's last tour was in 2016 and hopefully a new tour is not far away.

Photo credit: Simon Wedege Petersen [<a href="/">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>], <a href="/">via Wikimedia Commons</a>