The Chancellors Band Brian Bermudez Carey Rayburn Jamie Paulson Jake Sele Nick Lonien Joe Eck Tristan Gianola

Photo Credit Rick Priest (Meneldor Photography)
The Chancellors is a 7-piece funk machine fronted by some of Seattle’s best vocalists. Armed with horns and a tight rhythm section, the band performs a wide selection of Funk, R&B, Motown, Soul and Pop, driving the music to keep any dance floor on fire. It all began when South Seattle venue The Royal Room approached band leader Tristan Gianola about putting together a group to host “Columbia City Party Night”, a neighborhood throw down at the end of every month for South Seattle. Players were called, music was made, and The Chancellors quickly got the attention of their audiences for their energetic performances.

All fans of lesser-known funk, the members of The Chancellors make a point to include the great songs that don’t get remembered along with the hits everybody loves. Whether it’s Sly Stone, Betty Davis, Michael Jackson, P-Funk, Tina Turner or The Meters, as long as you can break a sweat dancing to it, The Chancellors play it! The rhythm section backing The Chancellors is also the hard-grooving instrumental jazz-funk quartet SpiceRack, and other members of the The Chancellors play in a variety of bands and projects in the Seattle area. This band, committed to raw renditions of the funk greats, is available for any public or private performance and is ready to bring the party with them. You can catch The Chancellors every month at The Royal Room, check their calendar at www.TheRoyalRoomSeattle.com. The next party night is Friday, April 25 at 9:30pm. Mark your calendars!

The Chancellors Book

Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Being With You – Smokey Robinson
Black Magic Woman (No Horns) – Santana
Boogie Shoes – KC & The Sunshine Band
Brass In the Pocket – The Pretenders
Brick House – Commodores
Celebration – Kool and the Gang
Do That Stuff – Parliament
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Grazing In The Grass – Hugh Mesakela
Hey Pockey Way – The Meters
High On Sunshine – The Commodores
Hold On I’m Coming – Sam and Dave
Human Nature – Michael Jackson
I Got A Woman – Ray Charles
I Second That Emotion – Smokey Robinson
I Want You Back – Jackson Five
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
Jungle Boogie – Kool and The Gang
Just The Two Of Us – Bill Whithers
Lean On Me – Bill Whithers
Hit it and Quit It – Parliament Funkadelic
Let’s Stay Together
More Than a Woman – Bee Gees
Once In A Lifetime – Chicago
P.Y.T. – Michael Jackson
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – James Brown
Pick Up The Pieces – Average White Band
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
September – Earth Wind & Fire
Shining Star – Earth Wind & Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sing a Simple Song – Sly and Family Stone
Maggot Brain – Funkadelic
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Sexy Ida – Tina Turner
Soul Man – Sam and Dave
Squib Cakes – Tower of Power
Stand By Me – Aaron Neville
Superfreak – Rick James
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Tell Me Something Good – Chaka Khan
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) – Sly and Family Stone
Through The Fire – Chaka Khan
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
What You Won’t Do For Love – Bobby Caldwell
What’s Going On – Marvin Gay
You Got The Love I Need – Al Green
You Should be Dancing – Bee Gees
Your Love Takes Me Higher – Jackie Wilson
What’s Love Got to Do With it – Tina Turner
Your Mama Wants You Back – Betty Davis