Chris Cheney

As the frontman for rock band The Living End, Chris Cheney is the first to admit that, growing up, he was too big a fan of Elvis, Buddy Holly and all things 1950s rockabilly to pay much attention to The Beatles. “Whenever I saw footage of them, they never looked greasy enough,” he jokes. “But when I finally sat up and paid attention to the music, I became a big fan.”

Described by Rolling Stone Magazine as “one of our greatest guitarists”, Chris is one of Australia’s most valued performers and songwriters. His band, which he formed as a 17-year-old school kid in 1992, is most renowned for its intense live performances, its 1990s fist-punching anthems Prisoner of Society and Second Solution, and its multi-award winning single and album White Noise.

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