Country USA

Style Hard Rock


Giuffria was formed as Gregg Giuffria’s side project in 1982 after his departure from Angel. At the onset, Giuffria had intended to forge this project under the ‘Angel’ monicker, until several members of the now-defunct band took suit. The band’s classic line-up consisted of Gregg Giuffria on keyboards, David Glen Eisley (lead vocalist), Craig Goldy (guitar), Chuck Wright (bass), and Alan Krigger (drums). Eisley had recently been vocalist for Los Angeles-based band Sorcery. Goldy had briefly been a member of hard rock/glam metal band Rough Cutt, while Wright had guested on several tracks on Quiet Riot’s album, Metal Health, although not an official member at the time. Tom Quinton played drums for several months in 1983-84 but was dumped in favor of long time session drummer Alan Krigger, who was deemed to have a better image than Quinton.

Giuffria were signed to MCA Records in 1984. Their self-titled debut album Giuffria, soon followed, peaking at #26 on the album charts, while spawning two hit singles, “Call To The Heart” (Hot 100 #15) and “Lonely In Love” (Hot 100 #57). The band was the opening act for Deep Purple on the latter’s 1984 reformation US tour. Throughout this tour, despite receiving rave reviews as the opening act, the members of Giuffria were subjected to poor treatment by Deep Purple lead guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, who cut the band’s set from 45 minutes to 25 minutes, also with no guitar solo and no encores.

The band toured as opener on Foreigner’s “Agent Provocateur” Tour, and enjoyed considerable success. The band played a few shows in Japan in June 1985 and a live video was released as “Giuffria Japan Tour ’85”. Giuffria also featured on the Gotcha! soundtrack, with “Never Too Late” And “Say It Ain’t True.” A third track “What’s Your Name?” featured the vocals of David Glen Eisley but was listed under the name Camelflage.

Giuffria’s next album Silk and Steel, was released in 1986, following some lineup changes. Goldy had joined Dio and was replaced by guitarist Lanny Cordola while Wright returned to Quiet Riot (this time joining the band as an official member) and was replaced by David Sikes. First single “I Must be Dreaming” failed to hit the Top 40, peaking at #52, with the album peaking at #60 on the Billboard 200. A second single, “Love You Forever” was released, but label promotion was poor and aside from an American Bandstand performance of the single it quickly disappeared, failing to make the Hot 100.

Giuffria were dropped by MCA and disbanded after recording demos for a third album. Some of these demos would eventually appear on the House of Lords debut album, and nine tracks from the Giuffria III sessions were included on David Glen Eisley’s Lost Tapes release.

On an episode of That Metal Show in 2010, guitarist Craig Goldy claims there is talk of a reunion of the band. Gregg Giuffria went on to form House of Lords and signed a record deal with Simmons Records, a new record company launched by his longtime friend Gene Simmons. Gene Simmons trademarked the name House of Lords as the band name and fired vocalist David Glen Eisley in favour of James Christian. Eisley subsequently formed the band Dirty White Boy with guitarist Earl Slick and has remained active in music, in addition to several acting roles. Gregg Giuffria has since left the music world and now owns a company inLas Vegas.



– Giuffria [1984]
– Silk And Steel [1986]


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