Lead Guitar, vocals
Chris grew up in Rhode Island, which you will soon detect as soon as he starts talking. But that doesn't affect his singing. Chris came from a family of musicians having two older brothers to follow in their footsteps learning to play guitar. He started learning to read music to play guitar but after a short time realized he was able to pick up songs faster playing by ear.
He ventured off to try other instruments such as the five-string banjo and violin and although he continues to play the banjo today, he could not get past the screeching sounds of a beginner violin player
In 1984 he began his search to play professionally while going to college during the day. A local band was looking for both guitar and bass and instead of competing with a friend for the same guitar position, he started his long career that day as a bass player.
Chris has recently re-entered the music world after a long leave of absence from the music scene to concentrate on his career as a Software Engineer. This is how he found the Southwest Surfers. Chris ran sound and subbed as bass player and multiple vocal fills before joining the group.