The nucleus of CHRONIC BLISS is made up of the compositions of Marianne Perback and Jeff Virgo whose combined experience in the music business span from the murky, glamorous clubs of New York City to the Theaters of 42nd St to prime time television and major motion picture releases all culminating in their primary passion and focus... CHRONIC BLISS.
CHRONIC BLISS is steeped in the tradition of such pioneers as David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Roxy Music and Pink Floyd and like their influences, CHRONIC BLISS has developed a highly evolved, personal style. Add to this a dash of the funk and a handful of world percussion realized on this record by the likes of Mauro Refosco (Of the Lounge Lizards, David Byrne etc...), Nowell Haskins (Bernie Worrell, George Clinton, Fun-kin)and Nate Shider (George Clinton, The Boogie Boys). All this coupled with a visually dramatic stage show make CHRONIC BLISS a unique trip in the realm of modern music today.
We have been playing the New York City club scene for several years with an 8 piece band. We've just relocated to Stockholm, Sweden and are in the process of putting another live band together. We love to play live and have developed a powerful and dramatic stage show.
We have been called Dramatic, Moody, Organic Darkwave, Gothic, Dark, Funky and Fantasy-Rock.
Our roots are in Progressive Rock, Theatrical Rock and Funk. Our major influences are: Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Parliament-Funkadelic and Roxy Music