Chris - Bass

Chris Penyak has been playing bass in Once Called Saul since late 2008 replacing their original bassist who was leaving for college. He is self taught and has been playing for nine years. Prior to Once Called Saul, Chris played in a high school cover band called Paradox, where he played bass and sang lead vocals. Chris also currently plays bass in a cover/orginal rock band based out of the Lehigh Valley, PA known as “Solace”.

In addition to playing bass, Chris has played trumpet in school ensembles all through junior and senior high school, and sang in high school and college. Chris participated in vocal instruction throughout college and sang in the A Capella and Pop/Jazz ensembles, singing both tenor and bass.

Chris has sung in church for most of his life, and can be found singing with the Quakertown First United Church of Christ Choir during most major holiday seasons. He also lends vocals to Once Called Saul in a back-up role.

Other bass guitar credits include North Pocono Jazz band, Quakertown First UCC Choir, Quakertown Community Band, as well as various fill-in work when available.