One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1985 – Giuffria

“Call to the Heart” by Giuffria

Giuffria was formed as Gregg Giuffria’s side project in 1982 after his departure from the rock band, Angel.
Gregg Giuffria played keyboards, and his new bandmates were David Glen Eisley (lead vocalist), Craig Goldy (guitar), Chuck Wright (bass), and Alan Krigger (drums).

The band signed with MCA Records in 1984, and had a successful debut album – the self-titled Giuffria. The album spawned the hit song “Call to the Heart”, which peaked at #15 on February 2, 1985. Another single, “Lonely In Love”, had minor success, but only charted as high as #57. The band had a successful tour as the opening act on Foreigner’s Agent Provocateur Tour.

Giuffria’s next album, Silk and Steel, was released in 1986, following some lineup changes. Guitarist Craig Goldy joined Dio and was replaced by guitarist Lanny Cordola. Bassist Chuck Wright, who had played on some tracks for Quiet Riot’s Metal Health album, joined Quiet Riot as an official member, and was replaced by bassist David Sikes. The album did not do very well, and the band was dropped by the record company. Giuffria disbanded soon after that.

Lead singer David Glen Eisley formed the band Dirty White Boy with guitarist Earl Slick and has remained active in music, in addition to several acting roles. Gregg Giuffria has since left the music business and now owns a business in Las Vegas.

Here is Giuffria’s hit song, “Call to the Heart”:

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