Chris Cochrane is a songwriter and guitarist who has been playing in New York since the 1980s .

Chris has played with Thurston Moore, Zeena Parkins, John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Billy Martin, Eszter Balint, Stew, James Chance, Mike Patton, Henry Kaiser, Andrea Centazzo, Annie Gosfield, Tim Hodgkinson, Miguel Frasconi, Richard Buckner, Davey Williams, Ladonna Smith and Jim Pugliese and many others.  He has composed music for Dennis Cooper, John Jasperse, Neil Greenberg, Nayland Blake, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jennifer Monson and Circus Amok. He was in the bands No Safety and Curlew, and is currently in several bands:  Collapsible Shoulder with Brian Chase, Kato Hideki and Kevin Bud Jones, Alphawhore with Gordon Beeferman and Kevin Shea, BEELINE with Billy Martin and Kato Hideki, a duo with Stuart Popejoy and periodically plays with the Chris Rael's Church of Betty