Chris Cheney is no stranger to the stage or studio having been lead singer of The Living End since their inception back in 1994.
Over the years The Living End released eight studio albums, two of which reached the No. 1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart: The Living End (October 1998) and State of Emergency (February 2006). They have also achieved chart success in the U.S. and the United Kingdom.
The Band was nominated 27 times and won five awards at the Australian ARIA Music Awards ceremonies: "Highest Selling Single" for Second Solution / Prisoner of Society (1998), "Breakthrough Artist – Album" and "Best Group" for The Living End (1999), as well as "Best Rock Album" for White Noise (2008) and The Ending Is Just the Beginning Repeating (2011). In October 2010, their debut album was listed in the book "100 Best Australian Albums".
Now, thanks to COVID, Chris has had the chance to bring to life a dream that has been on his mind for a number of years - A solo project.
He's currently showing off that solo project to 10's of thousands of people around the country via the Red Hot Summer Tour (and they are loving it) and has recorded an album which will be released in the next couple of months.
Chris Cheney joined PT on 3BA's Bigshow for a chat.
(Chris Cheney and band playing a song called "The River" off his new album at the Red Hot Summer Tour at Sandstone Point QLD)
(Chris Cheney with his daughter Scarlet prior to the RHST show at Jacob's Well QLD - Photo: Paul PT Taylor)
If you are thinking The Living End have broken up - think again! They are alive and well and ready to rock real soon.