The Chewy Center is a jam-infused, space rock band from Cleveland, OH comprised of members, Dave "DeFlo" DeFlorentis (vocals/guitar), Nate "Vegas" Vagase (bass guitar), Stephen Fabec (keyboards) and Ben Fasciano (drums). Chewy plays with aggressive rhythms, funky bass, inventive improvisations, and catchy hooks. Eager to expand their reach, the band is making a mark in the region.
With the addition of Fabec in summer 2020, the band has evolved into a four-man powerhouse of Northeast Ohio jam rock. Feeling like a welcomed outsider in the jam band world, the band enjoys a sense of creative freedom to break outside the walls of conventional jam/festival sound, incorporating elements of hard rock, prog, and various others that typical jam festival goers may not expect. Every song tells a story, through unique lyrical themes and ideas that provoke introspection and emotion. Regardless of subject matter, the band is primarily focused on one thing: making music that you will have fun listening to.
TCC pride themselves on their live performances, flowing between genres and songs. The Chewy sound is a space-exploring mix of rock, funk, prog, and disco. A cosmic gumbo, if you will. Major influences include Umphrey's McGee, Lotus, RHCP, The Main Squeeze, and Phish, with plenty of wild cards thrown in.
The band's latest release "LLC" hit streaming services in late 2021 and solidifies the band's commitment to a constantly evolving sound, featuring epic tracks such as the space-disco 'Wurly Groove', the AOR-inspired 'Fruit-Flavored Perfume', as well as an ethereal cover of Fleetwood Mac's 'Rhiannon' with special guest vocalist Sammie Leigh.
Chewy is playing all around the Great Lakes region this summer, catch them at Spunfest III, Dunesville Music Festival, or a venue near you!
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