Fun, Charming, & Talent-Driven musical TRIO...covering artists such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Pink, Heart, Boston, Journey, Bruce Springsteen, and more!! While our public gigs are at bars/clubs, we also have extensive backgrounds playing weddings, corporate functions and mitzvahs. So we can even venture into Motown, disco, and other popular music. Chuggalug also writes and performs our own pop/rock music! We are happy to limit our performance at your event to cover tunes only...songs you already know.
PJ Lent, band leader, leads the female vocals, having sung in variety bands with the area's largest talent agency for many years. She also plays bass, keys, and classical violin/piano. PJ reads, writes and transcribes music. She has a degree in Romance Languages from the University of Maryland College Park.
Charlie Thomas leads the male vocals and plays amazing guitar. He is an in-demand electric/acoustic guitarist, performing in prominent clubs and country clubs all over the US, and even Blues Alley, with several of the areas most reputable rock, variety and jazz bands. Charlie's resume includes several USO tours and performances for our nation's presidents. Charlie reads, writes and transcribes music and has a degree in music composition.
Joe Saia is our drummer who also brings lead vocals to the group. He has performed classical, jazz, latin, funk and rock. Drum and bugle corps and hand percussion are also skills obtained over years of study. Joe helped form and performed with Annapolis based band Laughing Colors and more recently performed with Southern Maryland's Pet The Monster. He is currently working on his first solo album.
We also perform as "Chugg Unplugged," for functions that want less amplified sound. Chugg Unplugged can be a duo with male and female vocals, guitar and keyboard...or a trio with added percussion.
ALL members are well-versed in wedding ceremony music, Jewish traditional music, and most other traditional songs. We are genuinely at home in blue jeans or formal attire. We aim to look good, and sound even better! Thank you for your interest in our band!
CLASSICAL VIOLIN+GUITAR or PIANO........................................
Air In GBach
Canon in DPachelbel
Jesus Joy of Man's DesiringBach
Trumpet Tune in DClarke-Purcell
Classic Rock Band
Top 40 Band
$600 - $3000
female vocals, keys, bass
male vocals, guitar
Fundraiser in Frederick, MD on 11/21/2013
"PJ and Charlie are an awesome pair. They played our non-profit's fundraise and EVERYONE loved them. It was a great match as they set our event off well. They are very entertaining and I would suggest that you take the time to see them play, either at your event or at a local night club/bar. I sure will be looking out for their next gig in town. We have made friends for life:)"
- Eric Z.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Philadelphia, PA on 10/19/2013
"I hire a band every year for my birthday party in Philly. I hired Chuggalug because I was intrigued by the Bandeoke and felt very comfortable after speaking to PJ, the singer. They had no problem traveling to Philly and I was in direct contact with PJ throughout the process leading up to the party. What an absolute blast!! They were by far the most fun band I had ever hired. I cannot recommend them enough! They were just so talented and engaging and everyone had such a great time. I cannot wait to hire them again for my next party. Seriously, they left everyone with a smile on their face. 5 stars all the way around."
- Trung L.
Corporate Function in Lynchburg, VA on 01/31/2013
"Our company had an amazing time with Chuggalug as our bandaoke entertainment. Their catalog was well rounded and very large. They certainly have a gift of getting the crowd motivated to sing and participate. This was our first experience with bandaoke and I'm certain Chuggalug has set the bar high for any other groups. Our employees have reported this years annual conference party was the best due to the entertainment. Lastly Chuggalug was early and set up well in advance even though they had to travel over 3 hours to our event. Thank you Chuggalug and PJ for traveling to share your great talent with us and providing excellent entertainment and fun!"
- Andrew N.
"It was Chuggalug's great pleasure to play for such a fun and friendly corporate party! What a privilege to be included in the festivities. So many thanks for choosing Chuggalug Bandeoke for your party!"
Wedding Reception in Frederick, MD on 09/01/2012
"Having Chuggalug at our wedding was the best decision we ever made. PJ and the rest of the band were all so nice and friendly and accommodating. They played all the songs my husband and I requested and worked with us to figure out the best decisions for our day. Even though Chuggalug is a rock band, they altered their playing list to match the type of party we wanted. PJ and I were in constant communication and she was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. When our wedding coordinator failed to coordinate, PJ stepped in and helped us out in our time of need. She was a key role in the success of our wedding day. We would recommend Chuggalug to anyone!"
- Joshua N.
"So many thanks for the kind words, and congratulations again Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Nestor! We in Chuggalug have had the pleasure of playing hundreds of weddings, and your reception was truly wonderful and full of family, friends and fun. It was a real treat to work with you both and your families. Best wishes for a long and healthy life together. Thanks so much again for choosing Chuggalug!"
Private Party in State College, PA on 04/28/2012
"Outstanding. Performance was excellent. Band was punctual, flexible, accomodating. Would hire them again in a heartbeat "
- Bob C.
"It was Chuggalug's pleasure to play for this client! Chuggalug sincerely appreciated the kindness and positive communication from this client. This was a wonderful event and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! We are thankful to have had the opportunity."
In addition to Silver Spring, Chuggalug will also travel to Takoma Park, Washington, Adelphi Chillum, Hyattsville, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington, College Park, Garrett Park, Mount Rainier, Brentwood, Bladensburg, Beltsville, Glen Echo, Riverdale, Rockville, Suburb Maryland Fac, Arlington, Cabin John, Greenbelt, New Carrollton, Southern Md Facility, Burtonsville, Mc Lean, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Cheverly, Lanham, Potomac, Spencerville
and many other locations in and around the Silver Spring area.
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