From: VA, United States
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, Egypt Central, 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 was released August 7th.
“Whoever Chuck Shaffer is he'd be proud that CSPS has produced a near radio-ready mix of modern rock” - Gregory Robson, AbsolutePunk.net
“Catchy, melodic hooks and a super fun live band!” -Casey Krukowski, WRXL 102.1 The X
“I am truly very happy that I got the opportunity to work with CSPS. Their last CD was a really good collection of tunes and a lot of fun to produce, and this upcoming release promises to be no different! - more CSPS face-melting rock coming your way! Buckle up!” - Justin Thomas, Producer