Claudio Sanchez is an American musician and writer and musician, who became well known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the group called Coheed and Cambria. He also turned out to be a writer of graphic novels and comic books. He has created the best-seller comic books series like Kill Audio and the Amory Wars etc. His wife Chondra Echert helped co-author these books. He also co-wrote a novel with Peter David, the Black Rainbow. It would be interesting to know about the life and career of such an artist with such diversified talent, as well as how well stocked he is financially; or in other words, his net worth in 2018.
Claudio Sanchez Early Life
Claudio Sanchez was born on March 12, 1978 in Suffern, New York. His full name is Claudio Paul Sanchez III. He is of Puerto Rican and Italian descent. During the early days of his musical career, Sanchez performed with several different bands. He was very versatile and fitted into any kind of musical bands. However this phase did not last long.
He also had a number of side projects under which he also played synthesizers and harmonicas. When he broke up with the group Beautiful Loser, Sanchez left for a trip to Europe and Paris. There he wrote a story called The Adventures of Coheed and Cambria. This was named after a store in Paris, which he came across during his visit.
He had created two characters named Cambria and Coheed; who lived in a fictional far away galaxy called the Heaven’s Fence. Initially the story was about Sanchez and his girlfriend and involved their travel to explore new places. Later as he broadened the concept, the characters became more like his father and mother.
Sanchez is married to Chondra Echert since 2009, who is also his co-author on his graphic novels. The couple has been blessed with a son.
Claudio Sanchez Career, Awards & Achievement
In 1995, Sanchez was the lead singer and guitarist for the group Shabütie, in New York. He released many EPs. He also wrote songs which were later released.
The band, broke up after Nate Kelley, the drummer, walked out on a performance. Later Josh Eppard was brought in as a replacement.
The band was then renamed Coheed and Cambria, after the characters in the story written by Sanchez. Coheed and Cambria became a successful band in the East Coast after the release and tour of The Turbine Blade album. They became successful countrywide after the release of Silent Earth.
In 2000, Sanchez began writing for comic books, starting with The Bag Adventures, which lasted only two issues due to several unforeseen problems. His next was the graphic novel called Good Apollo. An album bearing the same name was also released simultaneously with the graphic novel.
In 2008, Sanchez started afresh with the Amory series , which was co-written with Peter David, and chronicled the events of the Black Rainbow. The Turbine Blade was completed in two sets of five-part comic book. Sanchez also released a twelve issue comic book series under the same name.
Sanchez also performed in another project called The Prize Fighter Inferno. The name of the band was based on Jesse, a character who was a boxer. The story is about an evil machine that killed its victims and possessed their souls. Then he released a dual-song in vinyl album.for the same. In September 2012 he released a four-song EP called the Half Measures. In 2016, Sanchez also appeared in an episode as a guest in a TV series.
Awards & Achievement
Claudio Sanchez has not received any award of significance as yet. However, there is one award that he has been a recipient, and that is hor the best video and the award is called the Kerrang! Award. Sanchez has many more years of career left when he can definitely win a couple of well-known awards.
Net worth of Claudio Sanchez
Claudio Sanchez has made his fortune through music and writing. He is successful musician and has produced several comic books and graphic novels. He has also performed live and on-stage and has had several successful tours. The Net Worth of Claudio Sanchez is estimated around $5 million.
Sanchez is an amazing artist. The fact that he is a musician as well as a writer, who writes popular fiction, shows the range of his genius. Considering the fact that he is of Italian and Puerto Rican descent, exemplifies the kind of struggle he must have gone through to reach where he is today. His success is a tribute to his self-confidence, resilience and his perseverance.