Band

Cenntenial Park Ft Myers, FL

Cenntenial Park Ft Myers, FL

SEAN CHAMBERS

“Guitarist Chambers achieves the distinctly American blues/soul/country/rock sound that the Stones used to aspire to long ago.”  – Jerry Shriver, USA TODAY

Florida born Sean Chambers began his career in the Blues back in 1998 when he toured with the legendary Hubert Sumlin as his guitarist and band leader until 2003. During Sean’s tenure with Mr. Sumlin, Britain’s own Guitarist magazine named Chambers as “One of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century.”

In 2009, Chambers went into the studio to record his most critically-acclaimed album, Ten Til Midnight.

When Ten Til Midnight was released in October, 2009, it garnered rave reviews and also appeared on the Living Blues chart for the first three months after its release. It received steady airplay in 45 states around the U.S, as well as many markets overseas. The title cut was featured on “The House of Blues Radio Hour” as a “Blues Breaker;” and the album also generated significant airplay on Sirius/XM Radio’s blues channel as a “Pick to Click.”

Sean Chambers released Live from the Long Island Blues Warehouse in 2011, which featured 10 tracks of mostly originals, along with Sean’s distinctively searing takes on “Full Moon on Main Street,” a highlight song from an early album by The Kinsey Report; as well as a blistering version of Elmore James’ “Dust My Broom,” which recalls Johnny Winter in its approach.

Live from the Long Island Blues Warehouse appeared on BB King’s Bluesville XM/Sirius Blues Charts as a “Pick to Click” for 6 weeks in a row, as well as 15 weeks on the RMR Weekly Blues Roots Chart and 11 weeks on the House of Blues Radio Chart. The album was voted “Best Live Blues Album of 2011” by Canada’s Blues Underground Network and ranked as one of the Top 3 Live CD’s in Germany by the magazine Wasser Prawda.  In addition it was nominated for a Jimi Award for “Best Live Blues Album of 2011.” Guitar Player Magazine did a full page feature story on Sean in February, 2012, and the same month Vintage Guitar Magazine ran a two page feature story.

On October 15, 2013, Sean Chambers released The Rock House Sessions, on Blue Heat Records. The album  received great reviews and was also nominated for a Blues Blast Music Award in 2014 for “Best Blues Rock Album of the year”.  The album was recorded at Rock House Studios owned by acclaimed keyboardist

-Kevin McKendree (Delbert McClinton Band) –  hence the album name The Rock House Sessions.

On March 17th 2017 Sean Chambers will release his newest album entitled “Trouble & Whiskey” on the American Showplace Music label. The album is produced by Ben Elliott who has recorded classic artists such as Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons and Leslie West among others. The core band on the album aside from Sean on lead vocals and lead guitar includes Michael Hensley on Hammond B3 & keyboards, Todd Cook on bass and Kris Schnebelen  on drums. Special guests include Jimmy Bennett on guitar on track #8, John Ginty on Hammond B3 on track #4, and Andrei Koribaniks on percussion on tracks #1 and #7.

Trouble & Whiskey features 10 tracks which include 7 new original Sean Chambers compositions, and 3 well chosen covers including “Bullfrog Blues” by Rory Gallagher, ‘Cut Off My Right Arm” by Johnny Copeland and “Be Careful With A Fool” by Riley B. King/Joe Bihari.

Sean Chambers currently resides in Southwest Florida with his wife Karen who handles his merchandise sales while on tour.

www.seanchambers.com

Sean is proudly endorsed by: GHS Strings, VooDoo Amps, Eminence Speakers, DiMarzio, Celestial Effects and Bullet Guitar Cables.

Touring Band:
Todd Cook – Bass / Kris Schnebelen – Drums / Sean Chambers – Guitar/Vocals / Mike Hensley – Hammond B3/Keyboards

Discography:
Strong Temptation
/ Vestige Records

Humble Spirits / Rockview Records

Ten Til Midnight / Blue Heat Records

Live from the Long Island Warehouse / Blue Heat Records

The Rock House Sessions / Blue Heat Records

Trouble & Whiskey / American Showplace Music

Guest appearance on About Them Shoes / Hubert Sumlin / Tone Cool Records

 

Radio Promotion:  Rick Lusher (917) 742-0254 / rickl11421@hotmail.com

Management: Paul Benjamin (207) 691-0825 / bluesman@midcoast.com

Bookings:  Jay Stollman – Piedmont Talent

Jay@Piedmonttalent.com

(704) 399-2210
(203) 258-2071


TODD COOK – Bass Guitar/Vocals

Todd Cook was born in Marshall Michigan.  Developing an incredible passion for music at a young age, and having a fascination with the Bass guitar he taught himself to play. Todd woodshedded and quickly began to sharpen his chops playing in different bands around Michigan and Arizona during his teen years. Shortly after graduating High School, Todd relocated to Florida and quickly began performing with some of the top names in the Tampa Bay area. Cook performed around the state with bands such as  “Tomorrow’s Party” and  local favorites “Kettle of Fish” giving him opportunities to later perform with members from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Chris Anderson (The Outlaws) as well as Berry Duane Oakley (Skylab, Butch Trucks Freight Train Band), Chaz Trippy (Gregg Allman Band), Greg Poulos (Formerly with the Freddie King Band), Frankie Lombardi (Dickey Betts & Great Southern), Johnny Rawls, Thorson Moore and many others.

Todd has also done studio work with Kettle of Fish, Bud Snyder (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Allman Brothers and Jeff Buckley) Danny Toler (Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman Band)

Todd Cook has always had an affinity for Blues and Blues Rock music, so when he joined Sean Chambers in 2014 as his full time touring Bass player it didn’t come as a surprise to anyone that knows him!

Todd Cook is proudly endorsed by ghs strings


KRISTOPHER SCHNEBELEN – Drums

Kris Schnebelen

Kris Schnebelen is a Kansas City, MO native and comes from a family with no shortage of musical talent. As a kid growing up, Kris’ Mom was a popular singer in the Kansas City area and she performed together with Kris’ Father who was also a well known guitarist around KC. They played around their home state of MO. and did some touring around surrounding states as well. At the age of 12 Kris got his first drum kit as a gift from his parents. He began practicing, and jamming with his parents whenever he could. Kris’ brother Nick, and sister Danielle were also following on the heels of their parents. Nick was already becoming an accomplished guitar player, and sister Danielle would soon be discovering her voice as a vocalist and following in her Mother’s footsteps. In 2002 Kris, with his brother and sister Nick and Danielle, started his first band Trampled Under Foot. TUF spent the next 2 years playing gigs between Kansas City and Philadelphia, (Nick’s home since 1998). In 2004 Kris moved to Philadelphia to pursue music full time with his family. TUF began playing gigs and touring, and would end up becoming a very popular band around Philly and beyond. In 2006 they all relocated back home to Kansas City and continued to tour and record. TUF won several notable awards during their time together. Among one of their biggest accomplishments, Trampled Under Foot performed at the prestigious 2008 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. and took home first place! In 2014, and after spending more than 10 successful years with TUF, Kris decided to leave the band to explore different opportunities. In 2014-2015 Kris played with a few different acts including touring with Albert Castiglia, and recording and playing for Amanda Fish, and Lauren Anderson. Through mutual friend Albert Castiglia, Kris was introduced to Sean Chambers. Kris signed on as the full time drummer for The Sean Chambers Band in January of 2016!


 

MICHAEL HENSLEY – Hammond B3

MikeBiography Coming soon!