Chris Tsagakis was born in Long Beach Ca. Chris' first drum kit was an old hamster cage and a couple of cardboard boxes. Seeing his determination to be a drummer, his parents bought him a used kit from a pawn shop, and at the age of 13 and, began playing drums with his brother and a friend. He learned to play by memorizing beat for beat many Metallica and Megadeath songs.
A few years later, he helped start a band called the Rx Bandits, which he still tours and writes with today. Rx Bandits have 6 studio albums, have toured all over the world and played festivals such as Bonnaroo, Coachella, Reading and Leeds. Among many other projects, Chris was the drummer and a songwriter for The Sound of Animals Fighting, and helped pioneer an experimental rock band called Biceratops.
Some of Chris' childhood influences were John Bonham, Neil Pert, and Mitch Mitchell. Being raised in a very musical family, a high importance was placed on the many facets of the world of playing and recording music. Chris was later highly influenced by many others such as, Stewart Copeland, John McEntire, Zach Hill, and Max Roach.
Chris lives in California, aside from Rx Bandits he writes and records his own music under the name "C-gak" and plays drums with many other colleagues for various projects.