Christopher John Cheney is an Australian rock musician, record producer and studio owner who was born on 2th January 1975. He is the founding mainstay guitarist, songwriter and lead vocalist of the psychobilly band, The Living End, which was formed in 1994 with school mate Scott Owen.
Chris Cheney played guitar since age 6 and studied jazz at Box Hill Tafe in 1994-1995. However, it was at a barbecue Chris’ was introduced by his sister to Scott Owen. In 1992 they formed a cover band called ‘The Runaway Boys’ taken from a Stray Cats song of the same name which performed covers of the band’s songs with the odd original song thrown in.
In 1994, Chris Cheney got his first album with The Living End who formed with a drummer called Joe Piripitzi who was later kicked out for musical differences. In 1995 the EP ‘Hellbound’ was released and The Living End was made. In 1996 they released another EP called ‘It’s For Your Own Good’ and had success by sending a T-shirt to Green Day for a gig as their supporting act.