Christian Matthew Cullen
Band / Affiliation: Night Ranger
Product: SK1, SK1-73, SK2
“Hammond SK-1?! This thing is a BEAST… It’s classic drawbar tones combined with Hammond’s new digital Leslie sim are the most authentic I have ever heard . It even sounds great in mono! From screaming Deep Purple to that flute-y Wallflowers thing – This is my go to for every gig I do. Add on top of that an arsenal of great sounding vintage keyboards and the ability to split them across the keyboard and you have yourself a ‘One stop shop for rock’. .. Oh yeah, did I mention it’s only 15 lbs?”
Christian Matthew Cullen (Chicago, IL) started his professional career as a session musician and sideman for Jim Peterik ( Ides Of March, Survivor) in his Wold Stage band where he gained the opportunity to play with notable rock artists such as Alan Parsons, Don Barnes (.38 Special), Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Kip Winger, Joe Lynn Turner ( Deep Purple, Rainbow), Mickey Thomas (Starship), and Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger).
It was from that meeting that Kelly offered Christian the keyboard chair in Night Ranger in early 2007. Joining up with original members Jack Blades and Brad Gillis, Reb Beach (Winger) and later, Joel Hoekstra (TSO, Rock Of Ages) , he toured the world supporting rock giants Journey, Styx, Boston, REO Speedwagon, Peter Frampton, Heart, Alice Cooper, Steve Miller and Eddie Money.
Currently, he composes music and creates sound design for video games, animation and advertising. He has produced music for acclaimed clients such as Smirnoff, Party City, Hollywood Casino, The Kentucky Derby, Jeep, and the Florida Gators and award winning music for children’s media and toys for Tomy, Alex, Infantino, Fisher-Price, Radio Flyer, and Learning Curve.
Christian can also be found making instructional videos and performing and demoing products for Hammond Organ and taking his SK1 wherever he goes.