Chester Bay
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Chester Bay

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Rock Folk


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""Energetic mix of hook-laden tunes...""

"The quintet melds bits of classic rock, reggae, folk and blues into an energetic mix of hook-laden tunes..." - Rolling Stone Magazine

"“Great Musicians that play great music…”"

“Great Musicians that play great music…”
-Kelly Webb [KSTP 1500 Minnesota Radio]
- KSTP 1500 Minnesota Radio

"“These guys are really good…”"

“These guys are really good…”
-Courtney [Flyover Ska Show]
- The Flyover Ska Show

"“A unique, eclectic rock band…”"

“A unique, eclectic rock band…”
-Christina Killian Valdez [Rochester Post Bulletin]

- Rochester Post Bulletin

""A Feel-Good, saxophone tinged quintet…""

"A Feel-Good, saxophone tinged quintet…"
-Chris Riemenshneider [Minnesota Star Tribune]

- Minnesota Star Tribune

""The ska-tinged sound was perfect…”"

"The ska-tinged sound was perfect…” - Twin Cities Music Blog


Still working on that hot first release.



Chester Bay has been devouring the Minnesota Music Scene like a raging torrent, leaving nothing but a trail of satisfied concert-goers in their wake. They’ve been described by the Minnesota Star Tribune as “sheer musical ability” and by the Rochester Post Bulletin as “unique” and “eclectic”.

Thanks in large part to their “ska-tinged sound” Twin Cities Music Blog, Chester Bay has recently won a National Competition sponsored by Rhapsody Music and Land Shark Lager. Fresh off their win, the band released their debut full-length album: “Get Free” through ReapAndSow Entertainment. In a full page editorial, Rolling Stone Magazine called their first release a “bluesy blend of hook-laden tunes”, which also describes their signature sound.

Chester Bay is no stranger to the stage, sporting a tour history of more than 400 shows in the last three years. Since their inception in 2005, Chester Bay has made appearances at some of the country’s biggest music festivals including Wisconsin’s Summer Fest and Minnesota’s Basilica Block Party. They’ve headlined several shows and supported major acts including: The Avett Brothers, Eric Church, Los Lobos and The Bodeans.

A quintet of skilled musicians; the band is well-versed in genres including: funk, rock, blues, jazz and metal. These influences shine through the energetic live show that the band has become known for.