If you didn’t know already, “CHIT” is my local cover band for 10 years. We’ve been all over the Motor City in local bars and even the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. I, Screamin’ Scott, am the lead singer, cowbell player, and lead triangle player for the band.
It was CHIT’s first stop on our second farewell tour at Road Rangers Music Venue in Taylor. Honestly, what an astounding venue. This venue’s stage and sound system are incredible from a musician’s perspective. Lights and sound rival the bigger venues, they had local band merch lining the walls. It was a great rock and roll atmosphere.
The night started well. Myself and the other band members loaded in after 6 pm… From my band, Jack Riot and I were the first to arrive. Don’t believe the folklore that the lead singers don’t move any gear from the band. It’s not true at all as I actually have more than just a mic stand and mic. Next to arrive was my bass player, Michael Sheehan, who joined CHIT this past year. Then Jimi Boom Boom Bowman and Erik Blundell guitar god were ready to rock.
The doors opened at 7’Oclock and it was great to see new faces in the crowd along with our die-hard Chit fans known as, “Chitheads”. We even had fans from our eastside shows that made the venture! After the pre-concert beverage hour, our band took to the stage. Recently, we have been opening with an Alice Cooper tune that sets the mood for the night, “Under My Wheels”. There was a full house of people who rocked with us all night long throughout our 3, hour-long sets which has close to 40 songs to make up a full Chit show.
One thing that stood out to me from our first show was, as I stated earlier, how amazing the Road Rangers Music Venue in Taylor, Michigan was. I live on the eastside and it took a short 35-minute drive to get to the venue and honestly, I have to say it is worth every second to play in such a wonderful venue. I, without a doubt, invite other local bands to book a show at the Road Rangers Music venue. The Band Chit has already booked more shows there on this tour. Thanks to all who came out for show #1 on the tour for the almost greatest band around!
Upcoming CHIT 2nd Farewell Tour Shows:
January 21st – Winners Bar
February 10th – Kapones
February 11th – Token lounge w Crazy Babies
March 11th – Winners
April 1st – Rogers Roost
April 8th – Jamboozies
April 29th – Road Rangers
May 13th – Winners
July 15th – Winners
September 30th – Winners
November 4th – Winners
More dates are to be added.