Chuck Treece / Mcrad

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Chuck Treece, well-known for his work as a session musician and professional skateboarder, spent most of his life in Philadelphia. His credits include starting the 1980’s skate punk band, Mcrad, remixing songs for Amy Grant and Sting, playing the bass line on “The River of Dreams” by Billy Joel, filling in on drums at Pearl Jam concerts, and touring with Urge Overkill and the Bad Brains. In 2010, Chuck was awarded a Pew Fellowships in the Arts, a prestigious and well-deserved award for his work in music/arts.

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Treece grew up in Newark, Delaware, where he attended John Dickinson High School, but moved to Philadelphia in 1982 because, according to Treece, “I was sick of high- school and I knew I wasn’t going to college. I knew I wanted to do music and skate.” Between 1982 and 1990, he was a professional skater with endorsements by several companies, including Santa Cruz Skateboards, Powell-Peralta and Airwalk sneakers. Treece released two albums with his band McRad, Absence of Sanity in the 1980s (rereleased 2001) and FDR in 2007. He also played guitar with New York Hardcore band Underdog and recorded on their 1989 LP “Vanishing Point”. In 1991, he also released a solo album on Caroline Records titled Dream’n. In 2008, Treece joined producer Chris DiBeneditto at Philadelphonic Studios to record the drum tracks for The Movement’s 2008 rock/reggae album Set Sail. Treece continues to skate at FDR Skatepark in Philadelphia, but now lives in Furlong, PA, a suburb outside of the city. Since June 2011, Treece has been focusing on the Team Spazzz project, while also touring to Europe and Brazil with McRad and Japan, with the BlkTop Project. Most recently, Chuck has been touring for The Lemonheads…

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