Chris Shemwell

About Chris

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Education

Fall 2017     Accepted on scholarship to Berklee School of Music—Boston, MA

Fall 2016     Incoming Sophomore, SNOW COLLEGE—Ephraim, UT

2016-17        Music Departmental Scholarship Recipient

2015-16        Academic Excellence & Music Departmental Scholarship Recipient

Recording Experience

2016     Behind the Wheat Grinder recordings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plcKnVH36S4&feature=youtu.be

2013 – present     Personal/Pinecone Radio recordings
https://soundcloud.com/chris-shemwell

April 2014     Caleb Chapman Music/Soul Research Foundation
http://m.soundcloud.com/caleb-chapman-music/catwalk-soul-research

2013     Pinecone Radio selected to record at SLC Community College’s new Center for Arts & Media CD distributed at grand opening

Performance History

May 2016-present     Drummer of alternative rock band, Behind the Wheat Grinder—UT
Perform at various public/private events

April 2015      NYC JAZZ FESTIVAL/Apollo Theater—NY
Caleb Chapman’s Voodoo Orchestra drummer

2013-14     CORNER CANYON HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS—Draper, UT
Orchestra lead drummer

March 2014     CANYONS SCHOOL DISTRICT HONORS ORCHESTRA- Abravanel Hall—SLC, UT
Personally invited to perform with best orchestra students in school district

January 2012 – present    Drummer/founder of funk band, Pinecone Radio—UT
perform at various public/private events

July 27 – August 4, 2013     SCHOOL OF ROCK ALL STAR TOUR—Chicago, IL
Performed National Allstars at various world renowned music venues including Lollapalooza, House of Blues and The Metro

2011 – 2013     SCHOOL OF ROCK AUDITION ONLY SHOW BAND—Sandy, UT
Weekly local performances, including the Utah Arts Festival, Utah Jazz and RSL Soccer events as well as Las Vegas/Idaho School of Rock grand openings and the NAMM show in California.

2008 – 2013     Drummer/keyboardist/singer/bass player in cover bands-School of Rock—Sandy, UT
Covered various well-known artists including The Doors, Devo, Queen, Rush, Santana, and Frank Zappa

October 2009     Drummer in invitation only band-The Complex—SLC, UT
Played the music of David Bowie with Bowie’s lead guitarist, Earl Slick

December 2013     ST. THOMAS MORE PARISH—Sandy, UT
Drum and percussion accompaniment

Spring 2012     UTAH STATE STEEL DRUM FESTIVAL—Draper, UT
Selected to perform with world-renowned steel drum player, Andy Narell

Musical Acheivements

May 2014     Received all Superior ratings at State with Corner Canyon High School Wind Symphony—Draper, UT

April 2014     Nominated to perform in European tour as member of 2015 Utah Ambassadors of Music—UT

March 2014     Invited to perform with Canyons School District Honors Orchestra- Abravanel Hall—SLC, UT

February 2014     Named “Best Drummer” at CCHS Battle of the Bands—Draper, UT

July 2013     Named School of Rock “All Star” after competing in national audition—Chicago, IL

December 2013     Personal band, Pinecone Radio, featured in SLC Weekly Newspaper—SLC, UT

Dec 2013-Apr 2014     Personal band, Pinecone Radio, named top 3 Finalist in SLC’s Battle of the Bands—SLC, UT

2012     Superior rated soloist as a freshman at JDCHS-UHAA State Music Festival—SLC, UT

2011 – 2012    JDCHSC Academic Award for Excellence in Percussion—Draper, UT

2011    Awarded best rhythm section at Utah State Steel Drum Festival—Draper, UT