Chris Connelly (born 11 November 1964) is a Scottish author and musician who became famous for his industrial music work of the late 1980s and early 1990s, particularly his involvement with the Revolting Cocks and Ministry. He has since established himself as an alternative singer-songwriter.
Connelly was born in Bruntsfield, Scotland, near the city center of Edinburgh. Connelly's father died early in his life, causing him to focus on artistic interests outside the home to help fill the void. Connelly's Scottish ancestry includes Irish descent through the Connelly's and Murphy's, who originally came from Ireland to Scotland. His mother’s side, the King's and the McCulloch's were from the Highlands and migrated to Glasgow in search of work.
Connelly currently serves as the manager of Reckless Records, a record store in Wicker Park, Chicago. He resides in Oak Park, Illinois. For years after Revco and his various Industrial music projects/collaborations he took a break from Industrial music choosing more organic quality and various genres in his solo works which some of his fans didn't like. Recently he has started 2 music projects more in the vein of Industrial the first is Cocksure which is with Jason C. Novak (Czar & Acumen Nation) and the 2nd is Bells into Weapons with Paul Barker (Ministry, Revco & Lard).