A performing Artist/Producer/Vocal Coach and a voting member for the Grammy Awards for 24 years.
Chuck Plaisance is an international musician with performances in the USA, Japan, Germany, Hawaii, Brazil, India, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Grand Turk Islands, Spain, Holland and Belgium.
Chuck Plaisance was born near New Orleans Louisiana. At the age of 13 was touring as frontman, lead singer and guitarist doing theatrical rock with the bands Flyght, Halifax, Impulse VII and Voyager.
He also worked as concert producer on bigger concert productions such as: Air Supply, Kansas, Cheap Trick, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers & The Meters, to name a few.
After his move to Hollywood, in the mid 80’s, he was hired as a full time Hollywood Vocal Instructor at Musicians Institute and held that position for 18 years. During this time, Chuck performed with fellow instructors for Live performing workshops called “the Hollywood Pro Series”. This MIT teachers band included Tim Bogert, Doanne, Perry, Steve Dudas, Howard Laravea and Steve Bailey.
Chuck has performed at most of the famous venues in Hollywood such as,
Universal Amphi-theatre (Duet with Diana Ross), The Hollywood Bowl, The Greek Theatre, The John Ansen Ford Theatre, The Wiskey Ago-go, The Troubadore, The Viper Room.
In 1989 he was hired by Chris Currell of the Michael Jackson “Bad” band to manage his Synclavier studio and provide tour support for the last leg of the Michael Jackson “Bad” Tour. He was also sent to Japan to serve as production co-ordinator for Ozaki Yutaka and Gwinko on the Epic/Sony and CBS/Sony labels.
As a pioneer in the field of 3D Sound recording, Chuck recorded the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra “Gershwins in Hollywood”, The Gadin Shartse Monks “Sacred Earth”, Ernestine Anderson “Live at the BB King Club” “Blues Dues and Love News”. He also served as 3D Sound consultant for Stixx Hooper and Gary Wright.
In 1993 Chuck founded 3D Sound Inc. and created the world’s first 3D Virtual Instrument presets for stereo samplers. “The Piano”, “The Dreamweaver” (co-produced by Gary Wright), “3D Drums” Samples and “3D Industrial Sound Events” Samples.
Together with Suzanne Doucet he published over 200 CD’s for relaxation, meditation and sleep aides which topped the charts worldwide and still rank high in the New Age charts in several countries. These Series were: “Sounds of Nature” Series, “Tranquility” Series, National Park Adventures” Series, “Extreme Weather” Series, “Extreme Nature” Series plus many more.
From 2004 to 2006 he was manager of an Orchestral Film Scoring Live room working with clients such as: Dream Works, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Disney and Johnny Hallyday as clients.
After living in total 25 years in LA working with such artist as Alice Cooper, Gary Wright, Michael Jackson, Ernestine Anderson, to name a few, Chuck moved to Germany in 2006. Since then he is mostly touring as a solo performer but is also performing with other artists such as: Martin Engelien on four Go-Music “All Stars” tours and a few Go-Music specials, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Tommy Denander, Kirk Fletcher, the late Ricky Lawson, Curt Bisquera, Bruce Gaitsch, Mel Gaynor, Kai Strauss, Tommy Harris, Christian Bleiming, a concert Tour in India with Nadja Kossinskaja and more.
Chuck owns a very large 3D Sound library which he intends to publish in the future and is always searching for new and exciting projects to record and produce.