Chris Masuak

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Chris Masuak with Hitmen DTK: October 2009 - Cherry Bar, Melbourne Australia

Chris Masuak is a Canadian-born Australian rock musician, guitarist and songwriter. He joined the influential Sydney-based punk rock group Radio Birdman in late 1976,[1] and for his other outfits The Hitmen,[2] and The Screaming Tribesmen.[3] He has also been a member of The Raouls, New Christs, The Juke Savages, and Klondike's North 40.

His nickname of "Klondike" came from having spent part of his youth growing up in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Klondike's North 40 released their debut album "The Straight Path" on I-94 Bar Records in November 2007. It is a raw, high powered romp amidst a series of rock and roll genres. Paying homage in part to middle eastern ragas, the album is essentially propped up by the truly superb vocals of journeyman soul singer Matt Sulman. Masuak continues to impress with finger work reminiscent of his early glory days. Bass player Red Porter creates a buoyant, yet maleable bed of groovaliscious solidity upon which the various talents of the band are highlighted.

Masuak re-joined a new line-up of the Hitmen in December 2007 and they are still a going concern.

Masuak re-located to Spain in January 2010 with European tours lined up as guest guitarist with French band the Outside and Brazil-based Simon Chainsaw. Before leaving Australia he completed work on his album "Workhorse" which is slated for a release in early 2011 on I-94 Bar Records.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ian McFarlane (1999). The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Allen & Unwin. pp. 507–508. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Ian McFarlane (1999). The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Allen & Unwin. pp. 287–288. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Ian McFarlane (1999). The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Allen & Unwin. pp. 559–560. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Retrieved 8 June 2013.