Chesterwhite

Chesterwhite

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The debut album "Chesterwhite & His Orchestra" (Erroneous Records), is like throwing Bowie, T-Rex, & Zeppelin in a blender with a splash of George Orwell.

Biography

Chesterwhite was an idea which became a revolving door of musicians. It started out as a progressive rock band and eventually found it's roots in songs. We toured all over the place and I have some fucked up and funny stories which I will no bore you with now. My name is Donny and I make music. I am a singer and a songwriter and my day job is not much different. The name Chesterwhite comes from my old high school ceramics teacher Mr. Darigo, who would smoke 2 packs of unfiltered Camels and insult you all day. A Chester White is name he called us a as a backhanded compliment. I found it reminiscent of band names of early influences like Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd. The current album, "Chesterwhite and His Orchestra" is a killer rock record. It features Seth Moutal on drums, Freddy Pastore on Bass, Dave Dunn on guitar, and myself on all vocals, guitars, and piano. This line-up has played such venues as The Van's Warped Tour '05, The Hammerstein Ballroom, and a bunch of crappy dives across parts of this country.

Lyrics

Galley Slave

Written By: Chesterwhite


Galley Slave

Written By: Chesterwhite

I know I want something more
I know I want something more
I don't know what to look for

Took my pills
Is there any sign of life

I know I've been out of touch
I know I've been out of touch
On Mars they say i think too much

Took my pills
Is there any sign of life
I'm your Galley Slave
I'm your winter song

Took my pills
Take, take, take
Took my pills
Take, take, take me right

I know you will break my heart
I know you will break my heart
Tell me you will be a star

Took my pills
Is there any sign of life
I'm your Galley Slave
I'm your winter song

Took my pills
Take, take, take
Took my pills
Take, take, take me right

Chesterwhite-"12 O'Clock High"

Written By: Donny Dykowsky

The pilot says that he loves your lipstick
Above the clouds where the rich get it quick
Hug me, kiss me, watch me die
Let me ride my 12 O'Clock

Black widow tricks in the john
The yankees win and it turns you on
Commander fly this rocket blind
Let me ride my 12 O'Clock High

2 years since my SCT
5 years without a good night sleep
Forever's such a long, long time
Let me ride my 12 O'Clock

Blues singing boys get there thrills
Rip me off gotta pay your bills
Forget my past for just one night
Let me ride my 12 O'Clock
Touch me once, so touch me twice
Let me ride my
Get me out this firing line
Let me ride my 12 O'Clock High

Discography

Chesterwhite & His Orchestra

for press, pics, music, and other necessaries please visit our official website www.chesterwhite.com and our unofficial site at www.myspace.com/chesterwhite

Set List

Outside of showcasing the album and older material, covers sush as Bowie's "Moonage Daydream" and revisited standards are not unlikely.