The Chesterfield Kings
|Genres:||Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||garage rock rock garage garage punk psychedelic rock garage revival psychedelic|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs official homepage other databases wikidata wikipedia|
Formed in Rochester, New York, in 1979, this long-serving US band has based its repertoire almost exclusively on 60s garage rock. Founded by Greg Prevost (vocals), Andy Babiuk (bass), Orest Guran (organ), Richard Cona (guitar) and Doug Meech (drums), the Chesterfield Kings played New Yorks Peppermint Lounge before releasing two albums that were instrumental in kickstarting the 80s garage band revival. The band dissolved around 1987 but was re-formed some three years later by Prevost, Babiuk, Paul Rocco (guitar) and Brett Reynolds (drums). Other musicians who have passed through the line-up in later years include guitarists Jeff and Ted Okolowicz and Paul Morabito, and drummers Kris Hadlock and Mike Boise. Occasionally, the band has been joined by guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and keyboard player Paul Nunes.
A large majority of the Chesterfield Kings repertoire is written by Prevost and Babiuk, although in the bands early years...