* Blast from the past: Not sure if the band is still active
CHIGGER RED are currently supporting the release of their sophmore effort appropriately entittled "HAMMERED" the follow up to the self tittled debut "CHIGGER RED/CHIGGER RED" that includes the bands trademark tracks "Tequila" and "Bitch"
Gigger Red - Bitch
CHIGGER RED consists of Georgia raised brothers Michael and Chris Stansberry plus Leo Cuevas on drums. The band has recieved accolades from Music Connection Magazine, The L.A. Times, Musician Atlas (N.Y.), and Rock City News just to name a few.
The band is known in and around the L.A. area as being an incredible live act and is sought out by promoters to ensure a great bill. CHIGGER RED has opened for a virtual who's who of rock and performs regularly at some of the most prestigious venues on the west coast.
CHIGGER RED is Rock and Roll. The songs on both releases are true stories taken from the lives of these fine musicians. Catch the band live or get yourself a copy of their new release "HAMMERED" and see for yourself why this band is arguable the best unsigned three piece Rock act on the West coast!
" GAVE MY BABY A HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR SOME FOOD- SHE
CAME BACK WITH SOME CRYSTAL METH AND SOME UGLY
DUDE- SHE WAS KIND OF PRETTY- KIND OF NICE- BUT ON THAT
PIPE SHE WAS COLD AS ICE"
Opening for Marshal Tucker at Key Club
Dec 7 2002
It was a last-minute gig schedule for Chigger Red, and the perfect chance to finlly meet them. Chigger Red, being no strangers to Key Club, took the invitation to open the show for Marshal Tucker.
They were there to have fun. They had friends and fans out there to get drunk and meet Marshal Tucker. Key Club is one of top 5 clubs in Hollywood area. Keep your eyes open when you go to Key Club. I have actually met Motohead at the back stage to photograph them for club promotion.
It was a fun show. There were people on their feet, cheering for them and singing along with them. Key Club's sound was awesome, and the lighting system was fantastic.
Mike, lead vocal & lead guitar, took the spot light number of times to play his solos. As people cheer for his awesome guitar, he was doing some dance steps (I hate to use these words but it looked cute & innocent). Chris, a bass player was drinking on the stage and handing out CD's. Poor Leo (drummer) was stuck in the back, keep beating on the drums. Key Club has a big stage, so Leo set far back where he missed a spotlight. But, Leo was a strong 1/3 of the party. After all Chigger Red is a three piece band.
After the show, they were hanging out in the trailer with some lovely ladies (friends? girlfriends? or fans?). I took some pictures and had a little chat with them. They were nice people. I was offered with some ice cold beers. But I had to drive home, so..
Suddenly, Mike's eyes lit up like a Christmas tree. "Should we take some pictures with Marshal Tucker?" Mike asked. Mike, Chris, Leo, and I ran down to the basement where Marshal was getting ready for the show. HEY I shook hands with Mr. Tucker~!!. After taking some pictures I had to call it a night.
Chigger Red is recording their next CD. We talked about having another meeting in the studio. Perhaps we could come up with the schedule to get together again.