After almost becoming a cadet with the Air Force, bassist/songwriter Chuck Wright switched gears and became a prolific musician on the Hollywood club circuit during the late '70s and early '80s. He established an early relationship with Quiet Riot, lending his background vocals to the multi-platinum selling Metal Health and its follow-up, Condition Critical. After a short-lived project with drummer Pat Torpey, vocalist/producer John Purdell, guitarist Gene Black, and keyboardist/producer Pat Regan, Wright joined up with Giuffria. Led by former Angel keyboardist Gregg Giuffria, the band's 1984 self-titled debut album met with marginal success, spawning the hit single "Call to Your Heart." Giuffria went on to open for Deep Purple and Foreigner before headlining a tour of their own in Japan. Wright was then asked to replace bassist Rudy Sarzo in Quiet Riot and appeared as a full-time member on the band's third album, QR III. Quiet Riot subsequently suffered through a series of personnel changes, and Wright joined guitarist Chris Impellitteri for an album. When Gregg Giuffria called to say he was forming a new band called House of Lords, the first act to sign on with Gene Simmons' new custom label, Wright came aboard. He played and toured with House of Lords for two albums before rejoining Quiet Riot in the early '90s for an album and tour. Throughout the '90s, he worked on several projects with former House of Lords guitarist Lanny Cordola. Wright continued to be an in-demand session bassist as well as a frequent collaborator with Cordola on film scores and production work. Along the way, Wright has also developed a talent for computer-generated art, and has created artwork for several CD packages. ~ Shawn Perry, Rovi