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Shred-guitar virtuoso David T. Chastain formed the Southern Gentlemen as a vehicle for exploring heavy, Southern-fried blues-rock in the vein of idols, like Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, and ZZ Top. The group was rounded out by bassist Kevin Kekes and drummer Dennis Lesh, while Chastain assumed lead vocal duties. Exotic Dancer Blues, the band's unabashedly '70s-worshipping debut, was released in late 2000.Read More...
Southern Gentlemen’s new Cd “Valley of Fire” features the same lineup as the band’s previous release “Third Time Is The Charm.” Vocalist Eric Johns, bassist Dave Swart and drummer Mike Haid join guitarist David T. Chastain.
David states, “This lineup really clicked on the last Cd so I wanted to carry forward and see what we could do with the guys contributing from day one of the recording process. In the past I had written everything but this time Eric wrote all of the lyrics and melodies and this really added a different ingredient to the mix that definitely moved the music to another level. Mike and Dave really ‘locked’ in together to form a foundation that powers each track.”
Southern Gentlemen’s sound has been described by critics as Rock, Metal, Blues, 80s, 70s, Hard Rock and everything in between. “Valley of Fire” continues the band’s mission of incorporating Hard Rock, Blues and Metal into the Southern Gentlemen Sound. A sound that is growing in acceptance and appreciation for its uniqueness in today’s scene.
By the way you have probably heard some of the other Southern Gentlemen Cds and didn't even know it. The band's music has been used extensively on numerous TV networks such as VH1, Discovery, USA, MTV, A&E, Biography, National Geographic, History Channel, Discovery, Discovery Health, CMTV, Comedy Central, Learning Channel, FIT TV, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, Bravo, HGTV, VSPOT, Style, Disney, SCI-FI, Spike TV and others. A track was also on the DVD of the Adam Sandler/Chris Rock movie "The Longest Yard."
David’s final words, “Either you get it or you don’t. We don’t really care what is happening around us and we don’t really listen to a lot of what is considered ‘popular’ or ‘in’. Southern Gentlemen is having a great time playing classic music with a modern slant and we nor our fans would have it any other way.”
David T. Chastain - guitar
Eric Johns - vocals
Dave Swart - bass
Mike Haid - drums
Valley Of Fire -2008
Third Time Is The Charm - 2006
Double Your Pleasure - 2003
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Drive Me Wild - 955 plays
- Exotic Dancer Blues - 748 plays
- I Feel So Blue - 713 plays
- Valley of Fire - 738 plays
- I Believe In Love - 597 plays
- Down To New Orleans - 561 plays
- Madness In The Dark - 484 plays
- Devil In Me - 645 plays
- The Sky Is Falling - 551 plays
- Even Now - 518 plays