The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show

The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show

 Richmond, Virginia, USA

CSPS is combination of hard-hitting riffs, infectious hooks, and beautiful breakdowns; a band that will always leave you wanting more. With the sound of an edgy Incubus collided with Chevelle and a live show you won't be able to take your eyes off of, CSPS may just be right for you...


There is no Chuck here. No, he’s not the lead singer. No he’s not the inspiration for the music. He was the high school janitor with a son in the marching band... the janitor who talked on and on about his dream of creating a musical moving ’Picture Show’. Ryan Johnson never knew exactly what the hell he was talking about. After all, he was just a teenager who wanted to get through high school and move on. But fast-forward 4 years later…Ryan had a dream of his own. A dynamic 3-piece rock act with a growing fan base, but no name… The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show was the logical choice. Affectionately dubbed CSPS, the band’s members Ryan Johnson (Vocals/Guitar), David Stiefel (Bass), and Patrick Kenney (Drums) began winning over fans, up and down the East Coast with their energetic live show, filled with radio ready rock.

Having shared the stage with a growing list of national acts including Papa Roach, Seether, Saving Abel, Sick Puppies, 10 Years, Red, Crossfade, People In Planes, Civil Twilight, Smile Empty Soul, The Dangerous Summer, CKY, The Dirty Heads, Hawthorne Heights, Conditions, Parmalee and Boombox. CSPS has not only grabbed the attention of fans, but industry pros as well. The band has also enjoyed featured airplay on Richmond’s 102.1, DC101, 98.5 in Harrisonburg, VA and played various premium radio events such as 102.1’s legendary Chili Cook-Off.

The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show released their debut full-length album “For Your Eyes Only”, recorded and produced by Justin Thomas (Dark New Day, Faktion, Alter Bridge) and mastered by Nathan James at The Vault Mastering (Staind, The Fray) in January 2009. The album featured a performance by Australia’s own Orchestra X. In 2011, the band hit the studio with Thomas once again, this time accompanied by co-producer Brett Hestla (Dark New Day, Tantric, Framing Hanley). The band churned out 6 of their strongest tracks to date and titled the album “Protect Your Silence”. In fact, the title track features Hestla’s unmistakable vocals. The EP is scheduled for release in July of 2011 and the band will be touring throughout the summer in support of the new record.


For Your Eyes Only (Full Length) - January 23rd, 2009

Protect Your Silence (EP) - July 2011

Set List

CSPS is known for an exhilarating and energetic live performance, often complimented as a 3 piece with the sound of 5.

Set lists and lengths will vary depending on the performance and usually comprise of all originals w/unique instrumental transitions.