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Sunday Morning Chameleon opened Saturday evening’s show at The Metro with the seemingly familiar guitar riff of “One of these Days” the first track from their first EP, released in 2005. The band, almost unaware of their already matured sound, demanded notice from the generous sized crowd at The Metro Saturday Night. Their music seemed to invoke an involuntary exhibit of head bobbing, and cadenced body movements from those sitting and standing.
Sunday Morning Chamelon, comprised of Lead singer Ryan Flagstad, bassist Josh Veselsky, Lead guitarist Jamie Cassedy, and drummer Dan Siegfried, certainly satisfied their fans Saturday night, and likely found new ones. The four band members calmly took the stage and went right to work. It was almost as if they were the Headliner band by the way the crowd received them and the way they seized hold of the stage. Each band member contributed with flawless performances, collaborating to form a simplistic, yet distinct sound. Around the upper balcony and first level of The Metro, facial expressions from patrons seemed to communicate a pleasant surprise by the band’s sound, and their lack of intimidation on stage. The band went from song to song, only briefly interjecting “thank you” to the crowd and to The Metro for having them, and then buckling down to get back to their music. The band seemed to be less focused on impressing, and more about playing. Sunday Morning Chameleon, at an early stage in their career, appeared to be pros at having fun on stage while putting on a solid performance.
The band followed “One of these days” with “Paper Mache”, the second track from their first album. The set also included several untitled songs from their new EP set to be released in March, 2007; none of which were disappointing. Their new material was just as strong as their work from the first EP, and the songs possessed a clearer confidence in the band’s sound, and a proven willingness to take creative risks. Toward the end of the set, lead singer Ryan Flagstad calmly put his guitar down, and began a jam on a keyboard – invoking cheers and again, delivering a very familiar sound. Coupled with this was a simple, yet colorful light show that complimented heartfelt lyrics that were undeniably passionate in their delivery.
The band closed the night with “Light Year,” leaving the stage to a thankful and pleased crowd. In total, the set lasted about thirty five minutes, and was definitely a Saturday night well spent. Many of Sunday Morning Chameleon’s songs are compellingly familiar, resonating like that of a band that has already experienced stardom. I think it will take less than a Light Year for Sunday Morning Chameleon to reach such an accomplishment.
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First EP was self-titled and released in Dec. of 2005
Latest EP is entitled More Human and released summer of 2007



Sunday Morning Chameleon is a Chicago-based rock quartet. The band released its self-titled debut EP in December 2005. Though the band was relatively unknown at the time, Chicago’s influential rock station WXRT 93.1 FM honored Sunday Morning Chameleon as one of the Top 5 releases of the year by a Chicago artist; Sunday Morning Chameleon was the only unsigned act to be included in the “Top 5 of ’05.” A few months later, the band was asked to write a song for the full-length feature film Chasing October. In May 2006 the band recorded its new track, “The Lengths.” Chasing October was released in theatres in March of 2007; its soundtrack includes four songs by Sunday Morning Chameleon.

Sunday Morning Chameleon returned to the studio in early 2007 with producers Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Counting Crows, Iron and Wine) and Sean O’Keefe (Fall Out Boy, Rachel Yamagata) to begin work on a new record. The band’s sophomore EP, More Human, is finished and slated for a Summer 2007 release.