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Chester Bay

Land Shark Lager Battle of the Bands


Genres: Rock / Reggae / Blues

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Stats: 24 fans / 11,151 plays / 8 plays today





4 tracks

Members: Jake, Cory, Mike, Marc, Geoff

Chester Bay has been devouring the Minnesota Music Scene like a raging torrent, leaving nothing but a trail of satisfied concert-goers in their wake. They’ve been described by the Minnesota Star Tribune as “sheer musical ability” and by the Rochester Post Bulletin as “unique” and “eclectic”.

Thanks in large part to their “ska-tinged sound” (Twin Cities Music Blog), Chester Bay has recently won a National Competition sponsored by Rhapsody Music and Land Shark Lager. Fresh off their win, the band released their debut full-length album: “Get Free” through ReapAndSow Entertainment. In a full page editorial, Rolling Stone Magazine called their first release a “bluesy blend of hook-laden tunes”, which also describes their signature sound.

Chester Bay is no stranger to the stage, sporting a tour history of more than 400 shows in the last three years. Since their inception in 2005, Chester Bay has made appearances at some of the country’s biggest music festivals including Wisconsin’s Summer Fest and Minnesota’s Basilica Block Party. They’ve headlined several shows and supported major acts including: The Avett Brothers, Eric Church, Los Lobos and The Bodeans.

A quintet of skilled musicians; the band is well-versed in genres including: funk, rock, blues, metal, and jazz. These influences shine through the energetic live show that the band has become known for.

With plans to tour heavily in 2011 in support of their debut album, Chester Bay is on pace to hit every state in the Northern US, spreading their passion and music across the country.


  • Mindy said:
    Great job at SIFE Battle of the Bands. I'm sure all your fans would be interested in a video from SIFE posted on Eau Claire's VolumeOne website. Here's the link and enjoy! http://volumeone.org/videos/categories/17/582.html May 11
  • Adam said:
    hey i am from Rochester and i go to UMD and we were just listening to some of your music and one of my friends wanted to know the guitar cords to Bri's Song. You can reach him at furu0023@d.umn.edu thanks a lot Sep 30
  • grounds said:
    You guys play great music. I am a student at UWEC and will be looking forward to buying your CD on may 4th, Apr 26

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