Ches Anthony grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan, surrounded by music and motocross. He learned to play harmonica, guitar and piano at a young age. His father would bring him up on stage with his blues band where he performed for their fans.
One of his fondest memories was when his father’s band played at a gospel country music festival. The power went out due to a severe thunderstorm and everyone ran into a hall. They kept the show going and had a big jam playing on anything including pots and pans to make music. After seeing that Ches was hooked and needed more.
Through his teenage angst years Ches formed a heavy rock band and wrote songs that would help him and others relate to the struggles of youth. While honing his guitar skills playing in a blues band for several years, he began to listen to the heartache and emotion in old blues master voices like Howlin Wolf and Elmore James and the old country grit of Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, he started to develop his own writing and singing style.
“One of the most important things for me when I’m writing is to feel the song, I ask myself does this song make a difference in my heart and thinking? Is this song going to touch someone? To me that’s my heartfelt desire is to be able to make the listener feel something when they hear this song."
With his debut solo release that is exactly what he has set out to do. The emotional passion in his vocals and heart-hitting lyrics relate to everyone, from their own struggles and conflicts to confidence and success, which is what makes us feel something when we hear Ches Anthony's music.
|July 27, 2019||Signal Brewing Company||Corbyville, ON|
|August 22, 2019||Coors Event Centre||Saskatoon, SK|