The Chewy Center is a jam infused, space rock band from Cleveland, OH comprised of members, David "D. Flo" 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..
The original trio met in spring of 2011 at a high school talent show and played together in various groups before formalizing the band in summer 2016. With the addition of Fabec in summer 2020, the band has evolved into a four-man powerhouse of Northeast Ohio 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 metal, 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, with a few sprinkles of electronic music and AOR rock. Something different from the jam scene, with a little something for everyone.
Chewy has been making their mark around the region, earning their place in the festival circuit as well as stages of all kinds. In 2022, Chewy Center was honored to perform at the main stage at Dunesville Music Festival in Traverse City, as well as a headlining slot at Spunfest 3 in Perrysville, OH.
"We pride ourselves on having a different flavor than the other jam bands in our scene, that is what makes our scene healthy, the diversity. Making people happy with our music is the best feeling, especially if we can get the room moving. That's why we do what we do. The best compliment we can receive is if someone loves us because we sound different." -Dave DeFlo
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