Chris McLernon

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Chris McLernon
Instruments Bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Associated acts Cold Sweat, Cold Gin, Saigon Kick

Chris McLernon is an American musician who is best known as the current bassist of the band Saigon Kick from 1992–1997 and 2012–present.

Before joining Saigon Kick Chris played in Cold Sweat and the premiere Kiss tribute band Cold Gin, which also featured one time Cold Sweat band-mate Anthony White, Black 'N Blue vocalist extraordinaire Jaime St. James and current Kiss member Tommy Thayer.

Joining Saigon Kick in July 1992, McLernon replaced Tom Defile as their second album The Lizard hit the stores. Saigon Kick then toured non-stop for the next eleven months, as the single "Love Is On The Way" and The Lizard album both went gold. McLernon then recorded with the band on their third album Water, in Stockholm, Sweden and Tampa, Florida.

Water had three number one singles in Indonesia, leading to a sold-out tour in 1994. The follow up Devil in the Details was recorded in Tampa, Florida and released in 1995. It also charted globally leading to another successful tour of the Pacific Rim and Europe.

After Saigon Kick, Chris went on to develop a company called McLernon MultiMedia that has placed music with all of the major broadcast and cable networks, major advertising firms and indie films. He also fronts a surf instrumental band called Big Mick and The Curl which has charted internationally and heard in the Showtime program Homeland.

Currently McLernon is touring with Saigon Kick for all North American and European dates.

Discography[edit]

With Cold Sweat[edit]

  • Break Out (1990)

Saigon Kick[edit]

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