• 45°

Stand Up Chuck rolls with classic rock

By day, they’re young professionals in a button-down world, but on weekends they lose the suits and ties for their band, Stand Up Chuck.

Stand Up Chuck is booked at Bandito Burrito in Madison on July 21.

The band formed in September 2011. Members are Jeff Williams of Madison, keyboards, vocals; Adam Lones, Huntsville, guitar, vocals; Chris Howard, Madison, bass; Steve Sanders, Madison, drums, vocals; and Jonn Grochowalski, Guntersville, guitar.

“I’ve been playing keys since I was 13. Do the math and it’s been about 28 years,” Williams said. Howard started playing bass at age 20. Grochowalski has been in bands in Madison, Huntsville, and Tuscaloosa. Lones has performed everything from gospel to heavy metal.

They met in various ways — playing together in other bands, an audition for the band Java Junkees, mutual friends, even audition ads on craigslist.com.

The band name’s “is attributed to vice president Joe Biden’s gaffe in which he told Missouri State Sen. Chuck Graham to stand up … Graham is a paraplegic,” Howard said. The name also refers to cartoon character Charlie Brown’s falls after trying to kick a football, Sanders said.

Why did they form the band? “At first, I wanted fame and fortune. Now, it’s just for the love of music,” Williams said. Howard claims a “midlife crisis.” Lones summed it up by saying, “Nothing like coming together as a unit to make good music.”

“When younger, life consisted of both music and athletics,” Sanders said. “Time tends to rob you of continued athletic competition while music can be with you through the years.”

Their music leans heavy to rock with charts like John Mellencamp’s “Rain on the Scarecrow,” Tom Petty’s “Breakdown” and “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” Pink Floyd’s “Breathe” and “Comfortably Numb” and INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart.”

The band’s favorites are Pink Floyd, Petty and Mellencamp. “They’re classic rock tunes that will always be around and fun to play,” Howard said. “Everyone knows them.”

Stand Up Chuck has performed at The Station, The Sports Page, Parker’s Landing and private parties. The band is booked at Bandito Burrito in Madison on July 21.

For more information, call 205-222-2013, send email to tiderolls@facebook.com or visit http://www.facebook.com/SUCHUCK.

Events

Asbury Church to present “Lessons & Carols: The Songs of Christmas” on Dec. 4

Events

Christmas at Burritt on the Mountain

Events

Madison Community Band to present “Christmas Journey”

Events

Winter Park at The Orion Amphitheater is now open!

Harvest

Still Serving Veterans named ‘Nonprofit of the Year

James Clemens High School

Markowitz, Odom and Wyche earn BBB’s ‘Torch Award for Ethics’

Bob Jones High School

Arslanbekov of Madison merits first place in von Braun Symposium

Harvest

Civic-minded groups help Madison’s blood supply

Events

Fantasy Playhouse’s “A Christmas Carol” to open Dec. 2

Bob Jones High School

Fantasy Playhouse uses grant for technical theatre lab

Events

Rocket City Christmas Light Show in Madison returns Friday

Bob Jones High School

Reflections fine arts gives outlet for students’ creativity

Events

Madison natives, The Beasley Brothers, plan annual Christmas concert at the Princess Theater Dec. 15

Madison natives, The Beasley Brothers, plan annual Christmas concert at the Princess Theater Dec. 15

Madison

Huntsville International Airport: TSA expects surge in travel volume for Thanksgiving, stresses preparedness

Madison

“Skills for Success” training program debuts to solve bus driver shortage

Madison

James Clemens principal picked to lead Hartselle school district

Events

Huntsville Ballet returns ‘The Nutcracker’ to the VBC stage

Bob Jones High School

‘Pullin’ for Partnership’ raises funds for Partnership prevention

Events

2022 Holiday Event Guide

Madison

AAA expects nearly 55 million Americans will travel during the long holiday weekend

AAA expects nearly 55 million Americans will travel during the long holiday weekend

Events

Skating in the Park is back for its 10th season

Madison

Liftoff! NASA’s Artemis I mega rocket launches Orion to the moon

Bob Jones High School

Next MCS workshop to deal with teenage depression

Madison

Flu season strikes early in Madison schools but prevention is key

x