Swedish Rock n Roller Chris Laney has been involved in music all his life. He started to tour at the age of 13 and was in bands like Scratch and Seventeen. He is a multi-talented musician who plays piano, drums and other instruments, but the guitar is what has become his closest friend. Chris Laney is endorsed by Motoby Guitars and he has designed his own models for Motoby called “Laney Vee” and also the “Bastard Axe (-Ripper-Series)”. Chris Laney is also endorsed by Kulik Design amps and has a signature model “Chris Laney GP-1”.
Chris Laney is also known as a brilliant songwriter and producer. He is working at worldwide known Polar Studios that was built by members in ABBA. Today the Polar Studios is owned by legendary producer/engineer Lennart Östlund (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, ABBA). Polar Studios has its name on amazing number of over 500 millions sold albums with artists like Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard, Scorpions, Genesis, Rolling Stones, The Ramones, ABBA and others. Chris Laney invited Lennart Östlund to work with him on his solo-album “Pure”. Lennart Östlund is co-producer, co-mixing as well as co-writer and musician.
As a producer/engineer Chris Laney has worked with artists like Candlemass, Europe, Crashdiet, Bruce Kulick, Brian “Robbo” Robertson, Easy Action and others. Chris Laney has received two Swedish Grammy’s and has been nominated for a total of seven. He has sold gold and double platinum as a songwriter and producer.
As a guitarist you will find Chris Laney as a member in Randy Piper´s Animal and Zan Clan, bands where he was also the main songwriter and producer. Chris Laney has released two albums with ex-WASP guitarist Randy Piper in his band Animal, “Violent New Breed”(2006) and “Virus”(2008). Chris Laney has released one album with Zan Clan “We Are Zan Clan … Who the Fxxk Are You” (2005) and the DVD “Kickz The Livin Shit … Outta Stockholm”(2006).
In March 2009 this talented songwriter/producer/guitarist/singer show his musicianship on his first solo album simply called “Pure”. The songs are all written by Chris Laney, with co-writers like Bruce Kulick (KISS, Union, Grand Funk), Lennart Östlund (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, ABBA, Genesis), Mats Levén (Therion, Yngwie Malmstein) and others.
Chris Laney has a charismatic voice and he sings on all songs on “Pure” where several of his friends appear, for instance J.Koleberg (Animal, Zan Clan), Nalle Pahlsson (Treat, Animal, Zan Clan), Vic Zino (Hardcore Superstar), Martin Sweet (Crashdiet), Zinny Zan (Easy Action, Shotgun Messiah, Zan Clan).