«Chuck Alvarez» - biography, albums, songs, video clips

30 years of performing & recording rock, blues, r&b and jazz. In the past two years Chuck has performed with Eric Marienthal, Gerald Albright, Smashmouth, and Tim Weisberg. He has also written with Michael McDonald & appeared on TV with Little Richard. He has toured &/or recorded extensively with the following:

Lisa Haley & The Zydecats 2003 to present

The Chuck Alvarez Band 1988 to present

Tim Weisberg 1988 to 1997

The Emotions 1994 to 1996

David Benoit 1989 to 1990

The Twisters 1976 to 1980


2005 Micheal Ryther, great young artist in the modern alternative folk-rock genre. Produced by Alvarez, also appearing on guitar.

1998 Sacred Grounds, a live album of 12 rockin’ blues covers and originals, high energy performance akin to guitar classics. The CD features a world class band with Vince Denham (Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs) on sax. Engineered by Dave Swanson (Blues Traveler, Black Crows).

1996 Pines To Palms, an acoustic light jazz CD on which Alvarez teams up with jazz cellist Brian Asher.

1993 The Life I Live , Chucks debut CD, produced by Vernon Porter

(Kenny Loggins, Dan Fogleberg), engineered by Walter New (Robin Ford, Eric Johnson) and features world renown keyboardist Mike Finnigan.

Coverage The Life I Live & Sacred Grounds received regional air play throughout the Western US. with sales distribution from Impact Records and points of sale in Zia Records, Hastings Entertainment Centers, Tower Records and dozens of independent record stores. Regional tours of clubs, festivals and special events supported album sales in excess of 6000 CDs and tapes.

Other Activity

Alvarez has composed music for nine musicals for both national & international audiences, in the past 2 years he has produced 4 CDs and his music has appeared in film, television, & commercials. Currently he is recording his fourth record.


From the Universal Amphitheater, Irvine Meadows, and the Greek Theater to Longs Beach, NJ and The Merriweather Post Pavilion. The Bottom Line in New York to The Coach House in Southern California. Alvarez has performed in hundreds of clubs, theaters and larger venues. He’s known for high energy and high quality!