Chris Fury speaks, lives and breathes music all through the guitar. Born in Long Island, New York, a breeding ground for instrumental rock guitar virtuosos such as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and John Petrucci, Chris Fury brings a refreshing sound to the genre. Fronting his own instrumental rock guitar band, the Chris Fury Trio, his music is an eclectic taste of Progressive Rock, Fusion, Blues and Jazz elements with the guitar in the forefront.
Based in Brooklyn, New York the band features bassist Ian Underwood, a Berklee College Of Music graduate, and Chris Markwood, a reputable Los Angeles session musician. Performing Chris's original compositions as well as ambitious cover tunes such as Eric Johnson's "Cliffs of Dover" and Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing", the Chris Fury Trio performs at a high level of technicality few musicians reach.
Chris is developing a unique voice on the guitar. His sound reflects the grace and funk of John Fruciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers combined with the technique and virtuosity of Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, creating a mixture of originality all his own.
Although predominantly self- taught, an obsession to further his musical skills led him to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2008 from Binghamton University. He has also studied under world-renowned guitarists Tom Hess (Rhapsody of Fire) and Greg Howe (Solo Artist-Michael Jackson, Enrique Iglesias).
In 2010, Chris's track Reborn was featured on the exciting compilation album "Shrouded in Sound: New Guitar Music For A New Decade" with 14 other artists around the world.
His 2014 full-length debut release "From Darkness" is comprised of 13 instrumental emotional tracks, each telling a story within and showcasing Chris's command of the instrument. The CD was written over a period of five years, with some of the earliest ideas coming from his college dorm. Influences from Progressive Rock, Funk, Jazz and Fusion are apparent in a whirlwind of guitar techniques.
Aside from being a front man with his solo project, Chris's side work resume includes music in movies, an introduction song for a Major League Baseball player, and active session musician work. In 2009 he successfully auditioned to work with Hip Hop Gold Recording Artist Keith Murray (Def Jam) and has performed headlining concerts alongside Keith. Other artists Chris has worked with include Whyteout (BlackBox), Jerry Robinson (Sony), Jac & Jill, and Peter Leo.
"Guitar isn't just an instrument to me, it's a way of life". - Chris Fury
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