Chazz deMeyer

Chazz deMeyer

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Folk - Alternative | Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
Total Song Plays: 121   
Member Since: 2014
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Chazz deMeyer was born in Chicago in 1951. Starting on the accordion, and quickly becoming a keyboard player, the 60's and 70's music culture lured him away before he graduated high school. At the age of sixteen he left home to travel and record with Friend and Lover, famous for their national hit "Reach Out Of The Darkness". When the first production of "Hair" came to Chicago, Chazz was the lead pianist for the shows run. Soon after he joined folk star Bonnie Koloc, co-wrote several songs on and toured Europe with her. When Kevin Cronin first left REO Speed Wagon he hired Chazz's local band to launch his solo career. Chazz has also co-written several songs for the Siegel Schwall Blues Band. It is these bands and song writers he performed behind that has shaped his writing styles, for they all had one thing in common, they were story tellers.

At the age of 24, things took a turn for the worse: he suffered a severe spinal cord injury in an auto accident. He recovered enough mov