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The Bassless Chaps

The Bassless Chaps were founded in March 2015 by vocalist/guitarist Jacob Snow and bassist Bryan Lewis. A quick acoustic EP of cover songs, Tres Bass, was released days after the bands creation. The band added drummer Derek Johnson in April of 2015 and together, the band began playing a string of shows at local venue The Underground throughout the summer. The band added guitarist Jonah Simpson to the line up at the start of 2016.

While the band was formed fairly recently, the four had been playing together at the local music organization, School of Rock, long before the idea of starting a band together had crossed their minds. Jacob and Derek had known each other since 2012 and had been in School of Rock shows together since then. They then met Bryan Lewis and Jonah Simpson in late 2013. The four of them have played alongside others in School of Rock and have played places such as the 20th Century Theater, The Redmoor, and have travelled to play at Summerfest in Milwaukee. Jacob and Derek have also been a part of the School of Rock All Stars and have played Lollapalooza in Chicago.

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