We’re back! AGAIN!

Aloha!

We’re rested, trimmed and tanned and now it’s time to party. The Chaps have been busy preparing for our big trip to Tiki Oasis in San Diego next weekend, Thursday August 14 – Sunday, August 17. This is a great opportunity for us and we are honored to be able to share the weekend with so many talent performers and artists. Here’s a video from last year:

Once we return we’ll be back on stage at The Alberta Street Pub on Friday, September 5 supporting avant/psych surf-jazz duo, The Mattson 2. This is incredible music and a nice new dimension to surf music. Check it out:

The Mattson 2: Man From Anamnesis from michael evans on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 6 we’re playing a private party. YES! We are available to play your private party. We have everything you need in a live band to turn your party into the most swingin’ happening your guests have ever experienced. Book us today!

Saturday, October, 4 we’ll be back at our old stomping grounds, The Spare Room with the coolest new band in Portland – Blastula! Dig their savage swing:

Saturday, November 8 we take over The SE Portland Eagles lodge for a big night of big bands and big brass. We are stoked to share the evening with Portland’s soul/ ska sensations, The Sentiments!

Stay tuned for more show announcement a sneak-peek at our new neckerchief designs!

Spring fever hits Chaps HQ!

Hey! What’s got 16 thumbs, eight ascots, 2 beards, 1 set of bongos, and will be in San Diego the weekend of August 14 – 17? THE SATIN CHAPS, that’s what!

We’re heading down to dig the crazy scene at this year’s Tiki Oasis for four days of hula skirts, Mai Tais, groovy music, and sun, sun, sun, BABY! The Chaps are stoked to be part of the weekend’s roster of bands that included The Standells, El Vez,The Unclaimed, LOVE Revisited, Davie Allan and The Arrows, Los Shimmy Shakers, Jason Lee and the RIP-Tides, and a ton more. We’re playing Friday night. Get your tickets!

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We started work on recording six new songs over at Eric’s studio (where we recorded Might I Suggest The Satin Chaps.) New song titles include Hard Drivin’, Tight Jeans and Tambourines, Stompin’, International Waters, and a couple of cool covers that our fans have been begging us to record. Stay tuned in for more details.

Band Record

Harns Record

Holiday Happenings!

The chaps have been thoroughly enjoying the holiday season. We kicked it off Halloween night with Satan’s Pilgrims and spent November fattening our set list with new songs to lay on ya at our December shows. Starting Thursday December 19 we’ll be joining Portland soul singer Jeni Wren of Shy Girls and she wraps up her fall residency at Secret Society. Expect an evening of soaring, soulful vocals backed up by her big band of Portland music power players. Tuesday December 31 we go back to Secret Society with our pals Brownish Black and DJ Hippie Joe and DJ Superwonder to bid a fond Farwell to 2013 with a heavy duty soul stomper of a night. Tickets are going fast!

Our new store is officially open! Keep an eye out for updates with new goodies!

Check out some footage from our Halloween performance!
A new one, “Hard Drivin’” featuring our new sax man, Marc Hutchinson

Jump, Shout, Shake!

Our version of Hey Sah-lo-ney by Mickey Lee Lane