Music is a way of life for Nashville, TN, resident Chuck Yamek. His musical talents have been heard around the world on albums, television, film and in front of thousands of fans in over 30 countries.

Chuck's musical gift became apparent at the young age of seven in Cleveland, Ohio, with his first guitar. His talent eventually led him to Los Angeles in 1980 where he soon became a sought-after studio guitarist working with monster session guitarists like Tommy Tedesco and Fred Tackett. As a player in demand, he has worked with professional musicians from bands such as Eric Clapton, Tower of Power, Three Dog Night, Bob Seger, Little Feat, David Lee Roth, The Moody Blues, The Temptations and Wild Cherry.

Applying a wide range of styles to touring and session work, Chuck's talents have contributed to a #1 album and a #1 single. His experiences have since led him to recording his first solo album.

Touring and playing live is still Chuck's first love, where he engages the crowd in his devotion to music and playing expertise.

Pop, rock, rhythm and blues, jazz and gospel music have led Chuck to the professional he is today. From his days of touring with chart-topping Tiffany to performing live with the Los Angeles Orchestra, Chuck has paid his musical dues and now shares his talents with thousands of up-and-coming musicians of tomorrow through his sought after guitar clinics around the world.


  • Gregg Bissonette
  • Craig Yamek
  • Pat Coil
  • Jerry Corbetta
  • Richard Elliot
  • David Garibaldi
  • Denny Jiosa
  • Shawn Murphy
  • Bernard Purdie
  • Mitch Reilly
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Rick Slausser
  • Geoff Stradling
  • Fred Tackett
  • Tommy Tedesco
  • Chester Thompson
  • members of Wild Cherry
Chuck has been billed and/or played live with:
  • Jeff Berlin
  • Ace Frehley
  • Frank Gambale
  • Paul Gilbert
  • Dave Larue
  • Albert Lee
  • Vinnie Moore
  • Steve Morse
  • Zakk Wylde
  • 1998 Gibson Guitar Fest
  • (Newport, RI)
  • 2000 Catalina Island Jazz Festival


  • Jonathan Wolff (Will and Grace)
  • The Robb Brothers (Lemon Heads; Lita Ford)
  • George Tobin (Smokey Robinson; Kim Carnes)
  • Pamela Phillips Oland (Frank Sinatra)
  • Tom Brunner (Country Music Awards)
  • Larry Cancellor (Baywatch)
  • Ned & John McElroy (Patty Loveless)
  • Howie Hirsch (Bell, Biv, Devoe)
  • Mark Paul (Jennifer Holliday, New Edition)
  • Brian Green
  • Greg Sutton
  • A & M Records
  • Motown
  • MCA
  • Geffen
  • Almo/Irving Publishing


  • Natalie Cole
  • Donna Summer
  • Tiffany
  • Billy Preston
  • Howard McCrary
  • Los Angeles Orchestra
  • New Edition
  • Denny Jiosa
  • Jennifer Holliday
  • Scott Wilkie


  • 52 Pick Up (Canon Films)
  • Shy People (Canon Films)
  • The California Angels
  • Toyota
  • Los Angeles Summer Olympics


  • The Tonight Show
  • The Arsenio Hall Show
  • Bob Hope Christmas Specials
  • Pat Sajak Show
  • American Bandstand
  • Cerebral Palsy Telethons
  • Disney Specials
  • Top of the Pops
  • The New Mickey Mouse Club
  • Solid Gold
  • Lynda Carter Special
  • (with George Benson)
  • Starstruck
  • Gaylord Entertainment
  • Z Music Television

Guitar Clinics

  • Music stores all over the world
  • North Texas State University (Denton, TX)
  • Music Tech (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Musician Institute (Hollywood, CA)
  • USC Studio Jazz Guitar (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Wisconsin (Green Bay, WI)
  • Hard Rock Cafe (Toronto, Canada)