House Of Lords Biography
Lead singer James Christian, guitarist Lanny Cordola, keyboardist Gregg Giuffria, bassist Chuck Wright and drummer Ken Mary comprise the melodic Hard-Rock sounds of House Of Lords. Hailing from Los Angeles, California USA, the band arrived on the album-oriented Rock scene in 1987 with the help of former Kiss bassist + vocalist Gene Simmons, who signed them to his own label Simmons Records.
House Of Lords' self-titled debut album was released in the fall of 1988 reaching #78 on The Billboard 200 and producing the single "I Wanna Be Loved" which went to #58 on The Billboard Hot 100.
In August 1990 the group put out their sophomore album, "Sahara", the first to feature guitarist Michael Guy who replaced Cordola. The quintet gained considerable chart success with their cover version of Blind Faith's "Can't Find My Way Home", this single rocketed into the top 10 of The Mainstream Rock list and was followed by "Remember My Name" which hit #20 on the same chart but the album didn't rise higher than #121 on The Billboard 200.
After a promotional tour, in 1991 the group nearly disbanded, eventually coming back together with a new line-up featuring original members Christian and Giuffria along with guitarist Dennis Chick, bass player Sean McNabb and ex-Whitesnake drummer Tommy Aldridge. Thus reconfigured House Of Lords issued "Demon's Down" in April 1992, a more melodic record which included the ballad "What's Forever For"; the album missed the chart completely and the band dissolved not too long after.
In 2001 House Of Lords reformed and inked a production deal with Italy-based Frontiers Records. In July 2004 the original line-up, minus Gregg Giuffria, finally put out their comeback album: "The Power And The Myth".
After a short European tour, singer James Christian decided to go back to the trademark arena-Rock sound of House Of Lords, putting together a new line-up. New members Jimi Bell on guitars, B.J. Zampa on drums supplied a true powerhouse sound to the fifth studio album, "World Upside Down", which was released in May 2006.
"Come To My Kingdom", which marked the first official appearance of bassist Chris McCarvill, followed two years later.
The outfit's seventh studio record, "Cartesian Dreams", was released in September 2009 and exactly two years later arrived "Big Money".
In February 2014 James Christian and company released House Of Lords' ninth studio album: "Precious Metal".