Meet the Band Monday: Brian Bianchi 

Q: How long have you been playing guitar? 
A: I have been playing guitar since freshman year of high school. 

Q: What style of music do you find least inspiring?
A: Opera. 

Q: If you weren't in the Chestertons, what style of music would you play? 
A: I would put together an EDM band, with a heavy dose of tribal rhythms and droning tones. Some mix along the lines of Morcheeba, Portishead, and Explosions in the Sky. Either that or a country band. 

Q: What are some of your favorite places to visit? 
A: I love…

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We are very excited to announce that has named our upcoming EP one of the '29 NEW CLEVELAND MUSIC RELEASES YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS SPRING!'

Here is our write up by fantastic local writer, Nikki Delamotte:

the Chestertons – “Noise & Benediction” (Spark Music) 

Release date: April 29 

Where to see them: April 29 at CODA (2247 Professor Ave.) 

This debut builds on the intimate multi-instrumental shows and poetic songs that have grown the Chestertons a loyal fanbase. Local singer-songwriter Jason…

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Meet the Band Monday: Justin Hartman 

Q: How long have you been playing the bass?

A: About 20 years... I stopped counting! Guitar is my first and primary stringed instrument, but over the years I've spent a lot of time playing bass, too. 

Q: What makes a song 'special' for you? 

A: When something about the song -- the lyrics, the melody, the harmonies, the feel, the production -- resonates with me in a unique way. I can't articulate precisely why, as it varies from song to song and artist to artist, but some songs just vibrate with your soul…

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Meet the Band Monday: Rob Wynne 

In preparation for our upcoming EP Release Show on April 29th at CODA, we thought it would be fun to get to know a little bit more about each band member. For the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing a short Q&A with each member of the Chestertons. 

Week One: Rob Wynne

Q: How long have you been playing drums? 

A: I have been playing the drums for 19 years.

Q: What are some of your favorite songs? 

A: I'm not sure I have any favorite songs but I am heavily influenced by Hillsong, Bethel and Elevation…

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Behind the Music Q&A with Kevin Bianchi 

Question One: What is the history of the band and how did it form? 

The band 'officially' formed in the fall of 2015 after Brian and I completed work on some demos and decided to really pursue making music again with dedication after a rather lengthy hiatus. Justin Hartman has always been a dear friend and someone who we've always turned to when recording and performing music because he is an outstanding musician and a thoughtful collaborator. Over the years he has been a part of almost every project we…

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'Noise and Benediction' available for pre-order! 

We are excited to announce that our upcoming EP, Noise and Benediction, is now available for pre-order on our site. Also, join us on April 29th at CODA for the official release show! See you soon!

Behind the Song: Waiting for the End  

Songs are often very difficult to describe. Each listener hears and interprets a song in a very unique way. I am humbled and inspired by what the listener ‘hears’ and feels in my songs. Their interpretation is often so much more profound than anything I could have ever imagined when writing the song. Making a song ‘your own’ is the real power and beauty of art. It is also what motivates me to continue to write and pursue honest songwriting. I never approach the songwriting process with any agenda or topic…

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the Chestertons Release New Single 'Heaven' 

We want to announce the official release of our single, 'Heaven'. It has been a long journey, but we are excited to share it with you. Your support means everything to us!
You can find it exclusively here on our website right now. 

Cleveland’s Chestertons have dropped a new jam, “Heaven,” from their forthcoming EP.  The song begins with an ambient arena rock guitar build that recalls bands like U2 and Angels & Airwaves.  However, as soon Kevin Bianchi’s beautiful vocal kicks in, you know that you’re…

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August 16th: Beachland Tavern w/ Front Porch Lights & The Hollow Ends 

We are so excited to be playing the Beachland Tavern again on August 16th with Front Porch Lights and The Hollow Ends. It is going to be a great night of music. The tickets are $8.00 but if you order them from our site, they will be only $5.00!. Just go to our 'Store' section and if you provide your address we will mail them to you. If you don't want them mailed, we will have them waiting for you the night of the show at the venue. We can't wait to see all of you and share the night we these great bands.

Prince Tribute and EP Update 

It was such a fun night last night at the Prince Tribute at the Beachland Ballroom with Tim Moon and Scarlet & the Harlots. The crowd was amazing. Their energy made it very memorable for us. Nothing like singing 'Rasberry Beret' with 400 people adding their voices to the chorus! It truly was a celebration!

We continue to get closer to completing our first EP and more importantly, the first single. We head back into 29D this month to record and finalize the single. Brian, Rob, Justin, and I are beyond excited…Read more

April 10th Update: Brent Kirby's 10x3 & Remix  

As we continue to record songs for the upcoming EP, here is something a little different for you to enjoy this weekend.

Also, Brian and I will be playing at Brent Kirby's 10x3 this week at Musica in Akron on April 13th. This is a great night where local songwriters share their songs and continue to build community with each other and with you as the listener. We hope to see you there!


March 20th Update: Rob Wynne  

In honor of his recent birthday (March 18th), I just wanted to publicly say 'thank you' to Rob Wynne for all of his propulsive drumming and musicality at our recent shows. Although it isn't talked about enough, a band really succeeds or fails in large part because of the quality of drummer in the band. We have been very fortunate to have Rob Wynne providing the energy for the Chestertons and we're looking forward to playing with him at all of our upcoming shows.

Although we've shared this demo before, here…Read more

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