CHAIN GANG | The Pretenders Tribute brings the energy and excitement of a live Pretenders concert performance to local audiences. Fronted by Kimm Friedemann (channeling the iconic Chrissie Hynde), CHAIN GANG delivers an engaging, hard-charging, crowd-pleasing concert experience ... wrapped up in a tight, polished, professional package.
The members of CHAIN GANG aren't as old as the original members of The Pretenders, but we're in the ballpark ... meaning that we came of age musically around the time The Pretenders broke on the world rock scene.
The four of us come from different places, but our musical journeys all intersected during the 1980s in and around Norman, Oklahoma. All of us have been in bands forever, albeit not always with each other. (Between us, we’ve played with LOOSE CHANGE, PEARL, OSAGE, THE JETSONS, PHIL AND THE BLANKS, CITIZEN, THE NICKELS, and SPARKY & THE SPICE BOYS ... to name a few.)
Collectively, we represent nearly 150 years of up-on-the-stage-playing-in-bands experience. If the years have taught us anything, it’s how to gain a better understanding of The Pretenders: their music, their people, and their evolution as a band. (And – in the process – to better understand our own.)
Come on out and hear us if you're in town ... we'd love to see you.