Chuck Chandler & The Go Go Five


Come and see me play live with the legend that is Ivan ‘Chuck’ Chandler!

Ivan “Chuck” Chandler started piano lessons at the age of 8 and 10 years later was playing in blues and soul bands in Streatham and Croydon.
After two years as a Music Librarian for the BBC and playing weekend gigs with the Rockhouse Band at legendary clubs such as the Flamingo and the Cromwellian, Ivan was asked to audition as pianist for Dusty Springfield. He got the job on the spot and, now as a professional musician, was very soon also pianist and organist for Lulu, Cat Stevens and Kiki Dee.

In 1969, he began a career in music publishing that spanned twenty years working for CBS, Elton John’s Rocket Music Company, Paramount Pictures and Motown International. However, he never stopped gigging and played keyboards for Johnny Johnson and the Bandwagon (“Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache”), Motown legends The Marvelettes and even “Wonder Woman” Linda Carter.

Ivan formed Jazz/Latin Group ICQ in 1980 and, after 8 years of success with 12″ dance hits, Radio 1 and Capital Radio sessions and accolades from Pete Tong, Chris Brown and Greg Edwards, decided to get back to the blues with RUNNING BLUE, a four piece featuring Ian Whitmore (of Violinski), drummer Chris Wyles and record producer Kipper (who nicknamed him “Chuck”!).

After all those adventures, Ivan’s musical collaboration with guitarist with Jonathan Macdonald resulted in an explosive mix of ’60s Soul, Jazz, Rock & Blues, namely Chuck Chandler and the Go Go Five – and still amazing audiences 12 years later!


Come and see Chuck live at JAGZ (Ascot) on the 20th August or at The Brickmakers (Windlesham) on the 4th September!

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