Chris Traynor (born June 22, 1973, in Long Island, New York) is an American guitarist, bassist and studio musician. He has played with Orange 9mm, Helmet, Bush, Rival Schools and Gavin Rossdale.
Chris has performed live with the British rock band Blur, recorded bass and guitars on Katy Perry's "Use Your Love" with producer Junior Sanchez, and recorded guitars for Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, producer Dave Stewart, and Pharrell of N*E*R*D. Traynor has also done studio soundtrack work with Blue Man Group, written and recorded with Grammy nominated artist Joseph Arthur, and with critically acclaimed indie rock band Rival Schools.
Other works listed amongst his writing/performance credits include multiple national television ads, including recent work for Vonage and Kohl's.
Chris has studied guitar with Mark Lonergan from Band of Susans, Richard Lloyd of the rock band Television, Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft, and bluegrass phenomenon Michael Daves.
Traynor is currently living in Los Angeles and working on upcoming album material and future productions with Bob Rock, Gavin Rossdale, Junior Sanchez, Brobot, Page Hamilton (Helmet), Joseph Arthur, and keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac. He is also continually writing for soundtrack and television music.