Tyrone Shoelace’s music has been described as “A wild and sexy eclectic mix of reggae, funk and groovin rhythms that surge one's soul. The band is a talented mesh and cross-section of musicians from various decades that communicate well together and learn from each other to add to this band's success. There’s a positive interplay among the artists. The music has at first an almost funk reggae feel and then suddenly looms into an explosion of energy with an experimental, trendy, edgy flare with its jam band techno/synthesizer sound that surges excitement and spirit to the listener!” 

Since the band's inception, Tyrone’s sound has continued to evolve into a wild mix of genres - jamband, reggae, rock, dub, swing, funk, blue grass & disco-esque rhythms. The band recently had their 10 Year anniversary pass during Covid and is now getting to release its 4th record in 2022! 

Chuck Chesler, the Musical Director and writer of TSL has been playing in multiple bands in the Grateful Dead world over for most of his life since beginning his career with The Lost Boys, who left their mark on the early jam band era. 

Chuck then began a stint with Levon Helm from 2000-2002 working with Jimmy Bennett and the Bennett Mclaughlin Band. These sessions across 18 months, helped Levon begin his journey back from cancer and other woes. These sessions were the nucleus to the legendary Midnight Rambles. 

In addition to his work in Tyrone Shoelaces. Chuck is a wanted man these days playing shows with Terapin, Shakedown, Mystic Dead, and may others in the North East of course Tyrone Shoelaces. This is only adding to the cache of Tyrone Shoelaces as organic likes, views, and interest continues to rise. 

TSL’s latest release, Nothing But Love is an, "Ode to love in a time of hate." Click HERE to read more. 

Tyrone Shoelaces will be touring Spring and Summer 2022 with a full horn section as the band recently welcomed new members and Simon Pajaro on Saxophone and Flute and the lovely and talented Miss Milo on Vocals.  Miss Mílo has friends in high places having shared the stage with her mentor Jenn “Pipes” Durkin and is already lighting up the stage with her fire and enthusiasm.    

Chuck was recently sponsored by Vintage Vibe Pianos. The same Pianos that Stevie Wonder amongst others use. This is a great honor. 

Tyrone Shoelaces is:  

Chuck Chesler: Piano Organ Electric Pianos Synths Vocals 

Sam Wagner: Drums Percussion Vocals  

Captain Phillip “P” Smith: Bass Vocals 

Jimmy Bennett:: Electric, Acoustic Guitars, other stringed instruments 

Miss Milo: Vocals 

The TSL Horns:  

Simon Panjaro: Saxophone, Flute 

Nicolas Benitez: Trumpet 

Nat Ranson- Trombone 


2022 Nothing But Love

2022 Texas (Single) 

2018 Tour Cat (single) 

2018 Dashboard Jesus & The Bobble Head Doll (single) 

2017 Give Me 5 Stars (single) 

2016 Shoot The Radio 

2016 In the Garden (single) 

2013 Never Stand Still 

2009 Tyrone Shoelaces 

Chuck Chesler: 

1995 Walking Back From Heaven 

1992 The Lost Boys 

TSL Alumni: TSL would never have been able to survive and thrive so long without the help and love of all these great people. 

Michael Galgano- Guitars 

Sammy Lamonica- Drums 

John Konya- Bass

Elana Zabari- Vocals 

Sarah Golley- Vocals 

Freddy Fuego Gonzales:Trombone, Flute 

Darren Stec: Saxophone, Flute 

Joseph Meo: Saxophone, Flute   

Mark Zaleski: Saxophones 

John Saxon: Saxophones 

Marshall Rauh: Trombone 

Jason Baker: Drums