It all started when Brendan Kavanaugh told a little white lie… CHAMBERFLOW may be the only band in history to be booked for a gig before they existed. More than five years ago, lead singer Kavanaugh was asked if he had a band that could play at the Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival. He lied, said “yes,” and that was the beginning of this dynamic group. With a gig weeks away, Kavanaugh decided he better make good on his promise.
He called guitarist Justin “J.T. “Smith, who he had played music with before. “I called Justin and I said, ‘we’ve got a gig,’ and Justin said, ‘what are you talking about? We don’t even have a band.’” Justin’s brother, Terry, played the drums, so he rented a set and in just a few weeks the three collaborated and learned 35 songs. The Gaslight gig was days away and they were still without a bassist. “We were just going to go ahead and play without one, but at the last minute I remembered Jamie had a bass,” Kavanaugh said. Jamie Richardson was Kavanaugh’s high school friend and former college roommate. He drove in from the University of Kentucky the day before the Gaslight gig. “We wrote all the chords down on a piece of paper,” Richardson said. “I sat on a chair with that paper on the floor and played.” The four had an immediate chemistry. As time progressed, so did their talent.
In 2002 they signed with WiseSmith Management Group, and with the help of Doc Smith their Manager, they developed their own sound, began playing original music, and found themselves playing to packed rooms at Louisville’s premier music venues. “…these are some of the most remarkable young men I have ever worked with. Their work ethic, determination, and passion are something you must see for yourself in a live concert.” Doc Smith
Today, crowds in Louisville, Nashville, Chicago, New York and elsewhere are singing along to CHAMBERFLOW originals. On November 15, 2003, they released Tables Turned, their second CD under the name ECLECTIC, to a sold out crowd of more than 800 fans at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. The first single from Tables Turned, “Breathe,” began being played in regular rotation at Louisville’s WLRS 105.1 radio. It was among the top five most requested songs of the day for more than 14 weeks. “Breathe” can also be found on the A&R Worldwide compilation CD of independent artists entitled, Unearthed Vol. 1.
After taking some time off from touring, CHAMBERFLOW is currently working on a third album and teamed up with LA producer Jeff Blue (Linkin Park, Macy Gray, Korn) for a few tracks.
CHAMBERFLOW has performed on WBKI for the Louisville Live Concert series, performed on 4th street Live with 12,000 in attendance. They have been ask to appear on several morning TV shows, and radio throughout their career. They have performed all around the Midwest and major cities.