At the end of 2013, I wanted to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your relentless support all year long. Thanks to you, we've achieved more recognition worldwide, saw our download sales jump 600%, donated half of those sales to my favorite charity, "Half The Sky Movement" and stayed in the ReverbNation Top 10 bands of Ft. Lauderdale for more than 4 months. For that, I am exceptionally grateful.
In 2013, we released 3 singles, a live video performance of CSB, beefed up our website, and got all sorts of internet radio exposure.
In 2014, expect the release of our 3rd EP, " The Taste of the Chameleon", around late February. And, if all goes as planned, a live concert in the Spring. Details will be revealed as these ongoing things develop.
On behalf of David, Robert and myself, may you and yours have a safe, healthy and prosperous
Happy New Year from Chuck Schaeffer Band
Chuck Schaeffer, guitarist/singer/writer for CSB, will be on the radio! WDBFradio presents an interview by Eggman and Hook with Chuck Schaeffer from the rock band CSB, Wednesday night at 7:20pm EST with hosts Eggman and Hook. Link to the station here: WDBF .
And feel free to call in and chat at: 727-498-0459. I'll see you on the radio.
Chuck Schaeffer Band steps out from behind the console and into your face with the power trio version of "Mr. Inconsistency" from Uncommon Sense. Features Chuck on guitar and vocal, Robert Martorella on drums, Dave Roman on bass.
All Rights Reserved 2013 c1987 C. Schaeffer/P.Selcovitz
Every one of us,, at some time will have a battle or demon we must face in our lives. This song is dedicated to everyone who faces a life and death battle every day. And to Kaitlin. I am humbled by your fight. Bless your heart.Stream it here: Tincture Of Time aka Kaitlin's SongTake it light,Chuck
Half the profits from the download of our new single, " Don't Listen To This Song" go to an excellent cause, Half The Sky, an organization dedicated to the empowerment of oppressed women around the globe, including ending human trafficking, forced prostitution and the continued sexual abuse of young women in third world countries.
Help me help young women like the one in this photo.
Download the song now with this link here:
Don't Listen To This Song
Well, it was an interesting 2012. We saw the reluctant exit of the very talented guitarist Larry Smith, some serious studio upgrades,
a new EP, a new single and now, before January is over, the release of a another new single, guaranteed to rattle your cage and curl your hair. It's called (ironically), "Don't Listen to This Song"; a song about how people with closed minds should also come with closed mouths. It kicks serious ass and we're all really proud of how it came out. Be sure to let us know what you think.
This year, look for some live videos, live performances and more new music from CSB. Thanks for your relentless support.
Take it light!
As usual, we're back in the studio producing our next single, "Don't Listen To This Song", a song that addresses the concept that people with closed minds usually don't have closed mouths.My old friend in the Netherlands, Eric Campfens, has just updated his Website, Blues Magazine, where he just reviewed our last EP, The Sound Of The Chameleon". Even though it's written in Dutch, thanks to Google Translate installed at the bottom of the page, you can read it in English here.There's been some more studio upgrades, so expect our new recordings to sound even better than the last
ones. We'll keep you posted as new tracks are finshed
Introducing CSB's new kick-ass single, "Diamond In The Rough
", now available for HQ download on Google Play to your smartphone, tablet or computer without synching or cables.You can also stream it on SoundCloud.
The Only Choice (aka The"Bite Me" song) is a huge hit on JANGO Radio
. Especially male listeners age 25-36. Thanks for the spins, Guys!Stream it now!
While I truly couldn't care less what anyone thinks about my voice, I'd like to make just one comment about it. And, after having said this, I will never say another word about it again. It's not an argument; it's my opinion.
CSB is about well-written songs and great musicianship. No one in this band is trying to be the next American Idol. I am not promoting myself as a great singer. I am a songwriter and a guitarist. Rockn'roll history is full of singers who sing no better or worse than I do, and yet, they are some of the most successful artists in the past 40 years: Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Elvis Costello, Mark Knopfler, Bob Dylan, David Byrne, Billy Gibbons, Donald Fagan, Bryan Ferry, Billy Corgan, Leon Russell, Bruce Springsteen, etc.....
So in reality, I am in really great company. I mention these artists not to compare myself to any of them,
but argue that, just like them, as a singer, I am also a stylist. You either like that style or you don't.
Clearly, our 1200+ fans around the world like it.
Since I have no other voice than the one I've got, it will never change.
I will never defend the way I sound.
I'm okay with it.