Bruce Gaitsch


In 1984, Chicago native, Bruce Gaitsch moved to Los Angeles after hundreds of live gigs and over 3000 recording sessions to focus more on songwriting.

In Los Angeles, Madonna, Richard Marx, Peter Cetera, Poco, The Fixx and Chicago along with many others recorded Bruce’s songs. Bruce played on most of those recordings as well. He co-wrote two #1 records while in LA, “La Isla Bonita” for Madonna and “Don’t Mean Nothing” for Richard Marx. Besides stretching his songwriting chops, Bruce also played guitar for Roger Waters, Timothy B. Schmit, Randy Meisner, Glen Frey, Barbara Streisand, Jody Watley, Brian Wilson, Michael McDonald and many more.

In 1996, Bruce moved to Nashville where his guitar work can be heard on records by Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, Laura Fabian, Michael W. Smith, Richard Marx, Elton John, Bryan Adams, Joe Cocker, Chris Tomlin, Leonard Cohen, Joshua Payne, Rodney Adkins and many others. Bruce also toured extensively for 12 years with Peter Cetera.

Bruce appeared in the Christopher Guest film “A Mighty Wind” as (you guessed it) a guitarist, and toured the USA with the ensemble along with playing live on the 76th Academy Awards.

Bruce recently released a CD of new music with Randy Goodrum and Dave Innis under the name “GIG.”

Bruce and writing partner/singer Tommy Funderburk have recently rejoined forces and reformed the band “King Of Hearts” with CJ Vanston (keys), Keith Carlock (drums) and John Patitucci (bass) and will be releasing an album of new music in 2019. 


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