Electric Chameleon

Electric Chameleon

 Roanoke, Virginia, USA
BandRockReggae

Mixing original sounds of rock, soul, and reggae, Electric Chameleon is one of the most promising acts on the music scene today. This 4-piece band is known for its enthusiastic live shows which produce loyal fans through appeal, charisma, and confidence.

Biography

Long-time friends Joey and Scott began playing music together at the beginning of high school. Right in their "backyard," was Mason, a phenomenal drummer and musical genius. A continent away, a kindred spirit was creating and playing music, laying the foundation for what he knew was his destiny... this was front-man, Mohamed Bhana.

Although Mason attended the same high school with Joey and Scott, their paths rarely crossed until a trip to the beach. At this post-graduation extravaganza, the three discussed the meaning of life and music; afterwards, they became close friends and started "jamming" together.

Mohamed, a prolific song-writer, moved from Africa to New York in 2001. There, he wrote and recorded his first album "Book One." The album was only an image that was blurry until in the hands of Electric Chameleon.

The inevitable connection was made complete when Mohamed moved to Virginia. There, Joey and Mohamed, working at the same restaurant, discovered their similarities; their love of music and their desire to create and enjoy original music in a successful band. The four friends began practicing together on a regular basis in Mason's basement, built on each others talents and abilities, Electric Chameleon was born. Two months later in Flat Five Studios they recorded their first EP "Dimensions."

Upon their recording debut, E.C. was able to build a loyal fan-base at local surrounding venues and strived to play as much as possible. Growing and ever-changing, continuing to break their boundaries, the band was eager to record again. The following year, they entered Southwest Studios and started to work on there follow up EP. It features "Where I Lay," which is the first place winner for WROV"s Battle of the Bands which is Southwest Virginia's premier rock radio station. October 4th, Electric Chameleon will release there debut album "Dreamin' On." This is there first full length album that shows off there talent through composition, production, and marketing.

Today, the band is continuing to grow and to diversify. Their goals are to continue spreading there fan base, find a reliable booking agent, begin touring the country, and to market themselves wisely.

Discography

To date Electric Chameleon has released two EPs. In March of 2006 they released their first "Dimensions" which featured the song "Delilah" that was showcased by garageband.com as "Track of the Day" on July 15, 2006. Electric Chameleon's follow up EP introduced listeners to "Where I Lay", which quickly displayed how much the band had grown from their first EP. "Where I Lay" was embraced by the Roanoke music scene and led to Electric Chameleon being chosen and recognized as Winner's of 96.3 WROV's 2007 Battle of the Bands. Currently getting airplay on WROV's Homegrown Show.

October 4th, Electric Chameleon will release there debut album "Dreamin' On." This is there first full length album that shows off there talent through composition, production, and marketing.

Set List

Depending on requirements we do anywhere between 1 and 3 sets. A set is usually around an hour in length. We have over 40 original songs and can cover over 25 songs.

Some covers that Electric Chameleon perform:

Bob Marley- Could you be Loved
Jimi Hendrix- Fire
Michael Jackson- Billie Jean
Bob Marley- I shot the sheriff
Sublime- Bad Fish
Craig David- Walking Away
Sublime- Santeria
Marvin Gaye- Let’s Get It On
Audioslave- Like a Stone
Bob Marley- Pimpers Paradise
Justin Timberlake- Rock Your Body
Gnarls Barkley- Crazy
Inner Circle- Bad Boys
Bob Marley- Them Belly Full
The Gorillaz- Feel Good Inc.
Michael Jackson- P.Y.T
Michael Jackson- Who is It
Lenny Kravitz- Always on The Run
Stevie Wonder- Master Blaster
The Police- Roxanne
The Police- Driven to Tears