Chuck Rush

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Chuck plays trombone and is the bass singer for the band. His tenure as a Centaur goes back to 1968 where he was part of the original horn section. It is Chuck's signature trombone that is heard on the group's biggest hit, 'If I Didn't Have A Dime".

He began playing trombone at age 8. "My Dad had played trombone and since I was the oldest of 8 kids, he handed it to me and said here, it's paid for, learn how to play it!" Chuck heeded his Dad's advice and was selected to all-state band throughout high school. He has shared the stage with such acts as Junior Walker and the All Stars, The Drifters, Billy Joe Royal, The Tams, Chubby Checker, and many more.

Throughout his long career as a musician, Chuck has played in only one bandů Ron Moody and the Centaurs! His influences range from James Pankow of Chicago to the great jazz trombonists Urbie Green and "Slide" Hampton. Says Ron Moody; "Chuck goes back with me longer than anyone in the band. He is one of the most solid and consistent players I know. He is the guy who gives the band it's fat, full sound!"