Chris Demarco-The 80's
Chris DeMarco began his career in music as a much sought-after musician and band front man, having shared the stage and played with a virtual who's who of super-musicians of the '70's and '80's. After deciding to leave behind the glare of the bright lights of Hollywood and the ever-pulsing New York music scene, DeMarco settled into the cadence of more laid back climes that now finds him at his most serene self. He now has two CDs on his self-distributed label Dreamco Music and shows himself to be in fine musical form as he treats us to a volume of classic fare meant to please the true Rock aficionados among us. The latest CD is simply called 'Chris DeMarco - The 80's'. The songs on the new CD were recorded in New York in the 1980's and have now been released for the first time. If you are a fan of 80's music, you are in for a real treat! His previous CD Lost and Found is an aptly named album that weaves together DeMarco's past and present musical contributions into one cohesive work, featuring Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper Band), Tommy Talton (Gregg Allman Band and Cowboy), Ken Mazur (Robert Palmer Band), and Barry Richman (Lynard Skynard) on Guitar; Billy Langley, keyboards; Rhys Clark (Billy Joel Band and Freddy Fender Band) playing drums; and Jim Fielder (Buffalo Springfield, Blood Sweat and Tears and Neil Sedaka) on Bass. Billy Joel and Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf) appear on the bonus track Sail Away. Chris DeMarco, whose experience in the entertainment industry spans over four decades, has also given his musical influence to documentaries, television and radio commercials as well as two film scores. Troma's War released in 1988 by Troma Entertainment featured music composed and produced by DeMarco, including the title track 'Alive'. (Chris also played a terrorist in a short scene!) Toxic Avenger III - The Last Temptation of Toxie was released in 1989 (also by Troma Entertainment) and boasted music composed and produced by Chris DeMarco based on music by Antonin Dvorak. Selections from both CDs are currently being featured on radio stations and podcasts in the US and around the world. Now residing in the Atlanta, Georgia area, Chris DeMarco has proven his mettle as a legitimate artist time and time again. From his glory days as a front man for the Island Records recording act Riff Raff, which he formed in 1977, to his contributions to the work of the legendary cadre of musicians he also calls friends, Chris DeMarco's music and artistry has stood the test of time. Still in his musical prime, and uncompromising in his commitment to making excellent music, he is without a doubt the stuff legends are made of.