The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show – an interview with a great new band at the Revolt On The Rio Grande Day 2/Rock Star Energy Drink Uproar Festival 2013

CSPS kick drum head onstage at the Revolt On The Rio Grande Day 2/Rock Star Energy Drink Uproar Festival 2013 - photo by Charlie Owens

CSPS kick drum head onstage at the Revolt On The Rio Grande Day 2/Rock Star Energy Drink Uproar Festival 2013 – photo by Charlie Owens

The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show is a rock trio full of power and energy. It was refreshing and enjoyable to see a younger band like this given the opportunity to be a part of a Festival like the Revolt On The Rio Grande Day 2/Rock Star Energy Drink Uproar Festival 2013. To be able to perform with legendary musicians must be a dream come true for aspiring musicians Ryan Johnson – Lead Vocals/Guitar, David Stiefel/Bass, Adam Gilbert/Drums. Hailing from Richmond, Virginia these guys are bringing their brand of kick ass Rock N’ Roll to the ears of the world. We had the chance to sit down with the guys and do a quick preshow  interview before shooting their set. Enjoy the interview and them check out some live shots of their performance. Here’s the interview:

(if you look at the table in the background you might see Jerry Cantrell and Duff McKagan sitting there…)

     The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show puts on a live show full of energy and incredible talent. The crowd was fully engaged and drawn into their music.

Ryan Johnson lost in the power of music - photo by the Hellion

Ryan Johnson lost in the power of music – photo by the Hellion

David Stiefel laying down some tasty basslines. -photo by the Hellion

David Stiefel laying down some tasty basslines. -photo by the Hellion

Adam Gilbert - enjoying what he does. -photo by Charlie Owens

Adam Gilbert – enjoying what he does. -photo by Charlie Owens

Ryan, Charlie, the Hellion,  David, Adam, and Gabe post interview- photo by Mrs. Hellion

Ryan, Charlie, the Hellion, David, Adam, and Gabe post interview- photo by Mrs. Hellion

In our ever present task to bring attention to newer bands that should be getting more attention we are glad to have found, and to support, The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show. The spirit of Rock N’ Roll is alive and well in these guys! be sure to check them out at https://www.facebook.com/cspsband and  http://www.cspsband.com

Thanks to The Chuck Shaffer Picture for a great time and some great music.

Special thanks to Stephanie Christie Publicity for putting us in touch with them.

Team HellBangs

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CSPS

“There is no Chuck here.  No, he’s not the lead singer.  No he’s not the inspiration for the music.  He was the high school janitor… the janitor who droned on and on about his lifelong dream involving a ’Picture Show”.  They never knew what the hell he was talking about. After all, they were just teenagers who wanted to get through high school and move on.  But fast-forward 4 years later…those three friends had a dream of their own.  A dynamic 3-piece rock act with a growing fan base, and no name… The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show was the logical choice.  Affectionately dubbed CSPS, the band’s members Ryan Johnson (Vocals/Guitar), David Stiefel (Bass), and Patrick Kenney (Drums) began winning over fans, up and down the East Coast with their energetic live show, filled with radio ready rock.”  – CSPS press site.

I have been hearing a buzz about this band for a bit. Fresh new rock with catchy hooks, clean vocals, and a head bobbing beat. I find it very cool that they are getting the chance to hit the road and spread their music on the 2013 Rock Star Energy Drink Uproar Tour. We are trying to score an on camera interview with them on the tour. Check out the lyric video for “Nobody Remembers Fame: 

it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL

– the Hellion