Chevelle Announce New Touring Bassist
Chevelle has announced a touring bassist to fill the vacant spot left by Dean Bernardini’s departure in late 2019. Drummer Sam Loeffler announced that Kemble Walters would be holding down the low end for the band’s upcoming live appearances.
Walters is the guitarist and singer for ÆGES but has bass and guitar credits with many artists. His resumé includes work with Juliette Lewis, P!NK, Dave Grohl, and more.
“He’s a friend of ours; we’ve known him for many years and did lots of shows together. And we were, like, ‘Hey, man, we love you. We love your hair, Do you wanna come and play some shows?’ And he said ‘yes,’” Loeffler said. “So we’re gonna do that. And we’ll see how it goes. He’s a rad dude, so I’m sure it’ll be great — until he has to go and do his other projects again, or whatever he does. But it’s cool. It’s casual. And he’s great. He’s a great musician, and he’s a great bass player, and he’s a great guitarist. And he can sing. And he’s got really tight pants. So, we really like him.”
Chevelle is scheduled to play the Upheaval Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin this Summer. They just released NIRATIAS, which marks their first record without Bernardini since 2007’s Vena Sera. Guitarist/vocalist Pete Loeffler handled bass duties for their latest effort.