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Chrissy DeRado / Bio

"More Guitar Please" is Chrissy's first solo album. Influenced by guitarist John Frusciante, Jeff Beck and Slash. Inspired by David Guetta, Lady Gaga and Avicii. Chrissy wrote and by all instruments on the album.

Chrissy picked up the guitar at age 14. Influenced by her mother's musical talent. At age 5 she would watch and listen to her mother play piano for hours. At 14 her mother gave her a box of albums she said "if you are going to play rock guitar you need to listen to these records" Inside the box were Led Zeppelin, Santana, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Peter Frampton and The Doors.
Chrissy formed a rock band with high school friends and began playing the local club circuit in South Florida. She later moved to NYC played in a few punk bands while going to school for cosmetology and music . After she finished school she moved back to Florida where she played with top 40 bands, Rock and Alternative bands. While doing hair she met Paul Pesco guitarist for Madonna, C&C Music Factory, James Brown, Mariah Carey, and Hall & Oates. Paul influenced her to get serious! During that time her mother commited suicide. Her mother was manic depressive and was off her medication for 2 weeks before this happened. Chrissy wrote "Elizabeth" one of the tracks on her album in memory of her mother. After the death of her mother Chrissy decided to form her own original band and gained a following. Soon she began getting calls for tour and studio work which led to TV shows, radio shows, MTV's Beach House and local florida Jammy Music Awards. Creative Loafing "Best New Band" and Jammy Magazine "Best Guitarist"

Chrissy has recorded hundreds of Recording Sessions and Toured with many different recording artist. Honored to have shared the stage with
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Uh huh her
Matchbox 20
Fleetwood Mac
Lisa Loeb
Sister Hazel
George Clinton
Joan Osbourne
Ani DiFranco
Sophie B Hawkins
Willa Ford

General Info

Band Members
Just me
Artist Name
Chrissy DeRado
Home Page
Active Since
Pop / Guitar Instrumental / Rock Pop Dance

Contact Info

Tampa, FL

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