Chuck Coles

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Chuck Coles
Birth nameCharles Coles
Also known asChuut Coles
Born (1980-03-20) 20 March 1980 (age 42)
OriginOshawa, Ontario, Canada
GenresHeavy metal, hard rock, pop punk, punk rock, psychobilly, alternative rock, southern rock, reggae
Occupation(s)Musician, guitarist, singer-songwriter
Instrument(s)Guitar, vocals
Years active2005–present
LabelsAquarius, High 4

Chuck Coles (also known as Chuut Coles) (born 20 March 1980 in Oshawa, Ontario) is a Canadian musician. He was the guitarist for heavy metal band Brown Brigade[1] and the lead singer, guitarist, and "band leader"[citation needed] for the band The Organ Thieves.

Before joining Brown Brigade, Coles was a member of Canadian pop punk band Cauterize from 2005 to when it disbanded in 2007; he played his last show with Cauterize on 19 October 2007 while already a member of Brown Brigade. With Cauterize, he played on the albums Paper Wings (2005), and Disguises (2007) with its added acoustic EP Unmasked. Coles's addition to the band as lead guitarist provided for stronger three-guitar melodies on Disguises, particularly on the re-release of Closer.[citation needed] Prior to joining Cauterize, he played in local punk, hip-hop, reggae band Murder Culture.[citation needed]

Coles formed the southern/hard rock band The Organ Thieves[when?] with Brown Brigade band-member Dave Baksh and former Cauterize band-member Matt Worobec. Coles sings lead vocals, plays lead guitar, and writes most of the lyrics and guitar melodies for the band.[citation needed] The Organ Thieves released their first EP, God's Favorite Sons, in March 2009.

In 2013, Coles has joined Burlington, Ontario based punk/psychobilly band The Creepshow as lead guitarist.

In 2017, Coles did a small southern Ontario solo tour opening for Against Me!. Currently he fronts his own solo act – Chuck Coles and the United Snakes.


  1. ^ "Brown Brigade adds guitarist, releases new video". 18 October 2007. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2011.

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