We are currently in the studio working on a new project. The first project “ The Mystic Sessions”, was Americana in nature and delved into Country, Rock, Folk and Blues with mostly theme based song crafting. The second project “dreamline”, was in nature, and being Classic Melodic Rock driven lyrically by melancholy hook lines. This yet unnamed project is in its infancy and still evolving. As with any songwriting we hope to communicate clearly the hope, hurt, loss, mystery, elation, and often times unclear path that life and the relationships within this life offer us. Stay tuned for the new tracks of our new project!
The Group CheKane:
Doug Slaughter: (Lead and Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica) Doug has spent years crafting his vocal sound in churches singing Gospel Music as well in Country Jamborees throughout the Kentuckiana-Area. With clear tenor vocals that define the country-americana element that you hear in “Chekane`s” music. Doug provides the thematic-storyline driven lyrical songwriting that is a “ying” to Brent and Tony`s “yang” and meshes well in the songwriting spectrum that makes up CheKane`s sound.
Brent Greco: (Lead and Backing Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Piano, Mandolin and Banjo) Multi-instrumentalist, Brent is the group’s producer and band leader of sorts. With a heavy Classic rock influence, Brent helps shape the bands tempo and direction. Brent is acting as Producer and often times arranger of the new project while also lending songwriting and instrumentation to the project.
Tony Beam: (Lead Electric Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals) Tony is the groups resident “mojo-man” lending brilliant creative leads and song riffs that highlight the “CheKane” sound. Tony is the uplifting, positive force that keeps “CheKane” grounded and central. Tony has a strong Rock-Blues influence but also can adapt well to Country or Folk.
Steven Berger: (Drums and Percussion) Steven is the youngest member of the group and due to his youth and musical diversity gives “CheKane” a fresh musical perspective. Steven is the resident “tempo-man”and provides the wonderful beats you hear throughout “CheKane`s” music over the years. Steven also lends his hand in the production side of the mixing and arranging, as well as helping develop songs lyrically.