Gregori Chad Petree

Gregori Chad Petree
Gregori Chad Petree
Background information
Also known as Chad Petree
Born October 8, 1978 (1978-10-08) (age 33)
Origin Oklahoma
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Labels Universal Motown
Associated acts Shiny Toy Guns, Cloud2Ground, R.R.D.S., Dangerous Insects, PC Quest, Slyder
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul
Fender Jaguar
Gibson Firebird
Gibson SG

Gregori Chad Petree (born Shawnee, Oklahoma) is a musician who is also best known as guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the American, new wave/indie/rock band Shiny Toy Guns.



Chad's previous bands included: Paradigm, Cloud2Ground, R.R.D.S., Dangerous Insects, and the 90's pop group PC Quest.

PC Quest (1990-1992)

Chad participated in this band with his brother, Stephen Petree.

Cloud2Ground (1998-2000)

While Cloud2Ground was started by Jeremy Dawson in 1996, Chad got back together with Jeremy in 1998. In 2000, they released a second album, The Gate (Beautiful).[1]

Dangerous Insects (2001-2004?)

Two songs from Dangerous Insects, "Starts With One" and "Chemistry of a Car Crash" traveled with Chad to Shiny Toy Guns, appearing on We Are Pilots.

Shiny Toy Guns (2002-present)

Chad is the co-founder along with Jeremy Dawson of Shiny Toy Guns. He is the guitarist and lead male vocalist.

Chad wrote and co-wrote many of the songs on We Are Pilots, Shiny Toy Guns's first album, as well as many song's from their second album, Season of Poison. His brother, Stephen Petree, helped write several songs on We Are Pilots as well.

Chad also co-wrote and co-produced six tracks on the 2005 album release The Other Side by recording artist LOU.

Hybridigital (2009-present)

Hybridigital is Jeremy and Chad's side project, and subsection of Shiny Toy Guns, where they put on live shows of remixes of their Shiny Toy Guns songs. They feature live guitars, keyboards, and (male) vocals.

Mirror Machines (2010)

A second band by Jeremy and Chad featuring "Stadium/Sci-fi rock". This project has been postponed indefinitely.


Chad uses mostly Gibson guitars.


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