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. Theyâve been described by the Minnesota Star Tribune as âsheer musical abilityâ and by the Rochester Post Bulletin as âuniqueâ and âeclecticâ.
Thanks in large part to their âska-tinged soundâ (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: âGet Freeâ through ReapAndSow Entertainment. In a full page editorial, Rolling Stone Magazine called their first release a âbluesy blend of hook-laden tunesâ, 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 countryâs biggest music festivals including Wisconsinâs Summer Fest and Minnesotaâs Basilica Block Party. Theyâve 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.