Chris Cruz in ARBITRAGE-DARK CLOUDS Digital Single Release Aug. 12, 2021 1986 Original Recording Digitally Remastered Persuasion Records Dark Clouds marked the second incarnation of Arbitrage following Lead Guitarist Marc Ford and Drummer Doni Gray’s Burning Tree signing with Epic Records.  Produced and recorded by the late Chaz Ramirez(Berlin, Stryper, Social D) at the Casbah […]

Doom Kounty Electric Chair MANNISH BOY

Doom Kounty Electric Chair-MANNISH BOY Digital Single Release July 29, 2021 1997 Original recording Digitally Remastered Persuasion Records/A Boy Named Ho Doom Kounty Electric Chair was born shortly after J. Zane’s(Jose Cruz) fronted band Male Order Brides completed test recordings under the direction of Left Bank Management’s Robbin Crosby(Ratt).  Male Order Brides also included Patrick […]

The OTHER SIDE 1985 featuring Marc Ford

Chris Cruz in ARBITRAGE-The OTHER SIDE Digital Single Release July 15, 2021 1985 Original recording Digitally Remastered Months after graduating from LB State with a degree in Finance, Chris Cruz booked time at the Recording Studio in the back of Plaza Music in Buena Park to record his first two original compositions.  Cruz hired fellow […]


BLAME IT ON LOVE Digital Single June 25, 2021   The first production out of the new Persuasion Records Studio, BLAME IT ON LOVE features Rae Shirer on backing vocals with Chris on Guitars, Bass & Vocals recorded on a Tascam DP24-SD.  Mixed by Jeff Kessinger, the sound is 70’s lush opening with a Bass […]

Welcome to NOWHERE

Official Video Recorded Studio Live Digital Single Rel. 5/21/2021 On his latest single NOWHERE, Chris Cruz explores the upside of isolation with the refrain; NO ONE CARES IF THERE’S WAR ANYWHERE AND THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES AND THEY’RE GLAD TO SEE YOU NO ONE NEEDS ANY PEACE IN THE EAST THEY JUST HOPE […]