West Bound is an in-your-face five-piece hard rock band from Los Angeles, California. Their unique brand of entertainment fuses powerful bluesy vocals, hard-hitting guitars, a tight rhythm section, and a touch of keyboards which has had them compared to classic bands like Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Aerosmith, and modern rock bands like Rival Sons!
The band came together after vocalist Chas West (the Jason Bonham Band, Foreigner, Lynch Mob, Tribe of Gypsies) was contacted by Serafino Perugino, President of Frontiers Music srl, about doing a solo album. Perugino loved Chas’s vocals/ideas on the self-titled Resurrection Kings record (with Vinny Appice, Craig Goldy, and Sean McNabb) and wanted to do a solo record with him the following year.
Serafino wanted him to work with a producer/writer…West was on board and reached out to his old bandmate, friend, and co-writer—the renowned guitarist/producer ROY Z, (Tribe of Gypsies, Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, Sebastian Bach).
Chas knew Roy Z from touring together in South America when Roy was playing with Bruce Dickinson and Chas was on tour with The Jason Bonham Band. After that, they worked together writing/recording The Tribe Of Gypsies record “Dweller On The Threshold” which they promoted by touring together in Japan opening for KISS, Alice In Chains, and Paul Rodgers along with Dave “Chili” Moreno (Puddle Of Mudd, Tribe Of Gypsies) on drums who he’d been friends/brothers with for many years!
West Bound started with just Chas, Z, & Chili. When it was time, Chas added other pro players to round out the lineup. Jimmy Burkard (guitar) was introduced to Chas thru Stephen McGrath (Billy Idol) and was quickly added to the mix. Jason Cornwell (Eric Martin) was joined next on bass. He and Chas played together in a previous project and they had an immediate bond! The final piece of the puzzle put into place was Torbjorn “T-Bone” Andersson (Government Mule) who was asked to join on keyboards/guitar!
The incredible and highly sought-after Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol–just to name a few) also co-wrote and played drums on two songs on “West Bound Volume I” and is/has done some live shows with the band when Chili was unavailable.
West Bound toured extensively throughout the east and west coasts in 2019 and was lined up to do more touring to support the “Volume I” record starting with The Viper Room in April 2020.
Enter the pandemic and, of course, everything was shut down in March 2020!
By Fall of 2021 they were able to do a headlining, sold-out show at the world famous Viper Room in West Hollywood.
So here we are in 2022 and West Bound has finally started up again. In June, they headlined the legendary Whisky a Go Go to an over-the-top crowd and then played Vegas the next night. They are heading to the South for a few shows and then heading to the East Coast area.
The sky is the limit for West Bound from here on out! Onwards & Upwards!!!