Photo Credit: Andy Buchanan
Bassist and vocalist Chris Wyse is no stranger to the music scene, having performed and recorded tracks with everyone from Ozzy Osbourne to Mick Jagger to The Cult, as well as finding time to found and front his own band Owl back in 2007. Hailing from Queens, NY, his early years were heavily influenced by his Irish heritage listening to his parents albums, before discovering the likes of Kiss and Led Zeppelin in school. Inspired by Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, he took to bass as his instrument of choice and quickly developed his own unique style of play and sound that found him being profiled in Guitar Player Magazine at age 17. Chris took some time to speak with me over the phone today from Seattle, WA where he will be playing at the Showbox Sodo this evening with The Cult. Click the link below for the audio interview.
Owl: The Right Thing
Chris is headed out on tour with The Cult on their Electric 13 tour, where they will be playing their 1987 Rick Rubin-produced landmark album Electric in its entirety for the first time ever. On the Electric 13 trek, The Cult will play their 1987 Rick Rubin-produced landmark album Electric in its entirety for the first time ever. Each tour stop will feature a first set of the platinum-selling Electric boasting standouts like ‘Love Removal Machine,’ ‘Wild Flower’ and ‘Lil’ Devil’ and a second set highlighting The Cult’s 30-year catalogue of hits. The Cult is set to release new material in 2014 to follow-up to their 2012 album Weapon of Choice, and a double album called Electric Peace is due out July 30th.