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The Future Heavies
Andy Chatfield - drums


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The first vinyl record that Andy Chatfield owned was Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Andy first saw the movie "Back to the Future" (featuring the music of Huey Lewis and The News) in a theater in July 1985 during a family trip to Tennessee when he was eight years old. The first cassette tape that Andy owned was "Licensed To Ill" by the Beastie Boys, a tenth birthday present from his cousins. Three years later, Andy's first rock concert was Tom Petty at the Hartford Civic Center. And nearly two decades later, his first dance with his wife at their wedding reception was to music by Journey.

Other formative albums from the 1980s included "Appetite For Destruction" by Guns N' Roses, "Kick" by INXS, The Dead Milkmen's "Beelzebubba," Van Halen's "1984," U2's "The Joshua Tree," and Paul Simon's "Graceland."

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Andy has been playing drums and percussion for over 21 years, but actually started his music career on trombone in fourth grade, eventually winning the "Band Director's Award" in eighth grade from George Sovak. His classical percussion studies began in the studio of Michael Bull at Syracuse University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the College of Visual and Performing Arts. While in Syracuse, New York, Andy also studied drum set with Larry Luttinger, Brian Kendrick, and Jim Johns. He continued his studies in jazz during Summer Sessions at Tonic in New York City, and at the Lake Placid Institute in Lake Placid, New York.




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Returning to Connecticut, Andy founded the band Stanley Maxwell in 2001 with Future Heavies bassist Mark Crino, saxophonists Eric Della Vecchia and Anthony Manzi, and guitarist Ryan Dekoe. Writing original tunes that blend jazz, funk, and rock; and adding keyboardist Evan Green; the group went on to win the "Best Jazz Band" category three times in four years (2007, 2009, 2010) in the Hartford Advocate Grand Band Slam Readers' Poll (with additional nominations for "Best R&B" in 2003, and for "Best Funk/Fusion" and "Best Jazz" in 2008).




The Future HeaviesStarting the record label Mindwill Records in 2008, Andy released Stanley Maxwell's studio album "Don't Wake The Baby!" featuring vocals on the title track by Johanna.

Listening, playing, learning, discovery, and invention were key experiences for Andy during the first three years of Camp MMW (2008, 2009, 2010) in Big Indian, New York.


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Andy formed the co-operative ensemble Shack in 2009 with trumpeter Stephen Haynes and bassist Adam Kubota; the group's performances included a 2010 residency at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art as part of their Summer Film Program, as well as The Uncertainty Music Series in New Haven.



The Future HeaviesAndy was the drummer for Avenue Groove for six months, from November 2013 to May 2014. He shared the stage with the group playing funk music from the 1970s for 22 performances, including 3 appearances at the Mohegan Sun Casino Wolf Den. Since June 2014, Andy has filled in with Avenue Groove when Rob Gottfried is not available; including performances at the 2014 North Haven Summer Concert Series "Music Under The Stars;" and Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub & Restaurant after the 44th annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade in 2015.

In July 2014, Andy started to perform as the trio Bootstrap with Future Heavies bassist Mark Crino and guitarist Jeff Howard. Together, the group plays instrumental arrangements of tunes by Hall & Oates, The Police, and Mary Jane Girls, among others.



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Since 2009, Andy has also organized various "all-star" bands that have covered complete albums by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles.

For more information, please visit www.andychatfield.com.




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Mark Crino - bass
Alice-Anne Harwood Sherrill - lead vocals
Matthew James - lead vocals
Ron LaRosa - guitar and backing vocals

David Lovelace - keyboards



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Friday, June 9th, 2017 8:00 PM
Parrott Delaney Tavern
37 Greenwoods Road
New Hartford, CT 06057
(860) 379-0188
https://www.parrottdelaneytavern.com/
Price: $5
"The Future Heavies" make their debut at the Parrott Delaney Tavern, a rustic and charming American restaurant and craft beer bar located in the historic Hurley Building in New Hartford, Connecticut. The band will be playing three sets of the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s. Sarah LeMieux will be subbing for vocalist Alice-Anne Harwood Sherrill.
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 8:00 PM
Second Chance 80s Prom Party with 100.9 K-Hits FM
Wauregan Ballroom
25 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360
860-887-7699
http://bighitsbigfun.com/
Price: FREE! Win tickets from K-Hits
"The Future Heavies" will be playing the Second Chance ´80s Prom Party held by 100.9 K-Hits FM at the Wauregan Ballroom in Norwich.

"The Future Heavies" will take you back in time with three sets of the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s from 8pm to 11pm. Dress in your best ´80s outfits and party with us.

Now through Friday June 9, listen to Keith C. Rise at 4:20pm Monday through Friday on 100.9 K-Hits FM as he reveals the "Bermuda Cruise Phrase of the Day." Then listen to "Franco in the Morning" the following weekday between 6am and 9:30am, and be caller number ten on the K-Hits studio line at 860-887-7699. There will be 40 pairs of tickets given away to the prom.

And you will have a chance to win the grand prize: a six-day, five-night cruise for two to Bermuda aboard Royal Caribbean´s "Anthem of the Seas" from Marc Bokoff of Cruise Planners. You must be present at the prom to be eligible to win the cruise.

#bighitsbigfun

Sarah LeMieux will be subbing for vocalist Alice-Anne Harwood Sherrill.
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 7:00 PM
School's Out 80s Concert: Future Heavies at Morris Town Beach
Morris Town Beach Pavilion at Bantam Lake
83 East Shore Road
Morris, CT 06763
860-567-7437
https://www.townofmorrisct.com/
Price: FREE!
"The Future Heavies" will perform for the first time as part of the Town of Morris summer concert series at the Morris Town Beach Pavilion on Bantam Lake.

"The Future Heavies" will play from 7pm to 8:30pm featuring the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s. Sarah LeMieux will be subbing for vocalist Alice-Anne Harwood Sherrill.

The rain date for this concert is Friday, June 30, 2017.
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 7:00 PM
Celebrate America! The Future Heavies return to Prospect
Prospect Town Green
19 Center Street
Prospect, CT 06712
203-758-0036
http://prospectrec.com/
Price: FREE!
"The Future Heavies" perform for the second time as part of the Prospect Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series. The concert will take place from 7pm to 8:30pm.

The rain location is inside the Prospect Youth Services building, located at 19 Center Street in Prospect, Connecticut.
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 6:00 PM
The 80s Strike Back: The Future Heavies return to Killingly
Davis Park
42 Reynolds Street
Danielson, CT 06239
860-779-5390
Price: FREE!
"The Future Heavies" will perform for the second time as part of the Killingly Summer Concert Series.

The Davis Park gazebo is located on Main Street across from the Killingly Public Library.

Dress up in your ´80s attire as we turn back the clock!

Bring the family down for music in the park and get dinner from Renee's Working Girl Catering Service.

Presented by Killingly Parks and Recreation.

Sponsored by J&S Sound and Atlantic Broadband.

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Saturday, October 14th, 2017 9:30 PM
Bleachers Sports Bar & Restaurant
300 Middle Street
Bristol, CT 06010
860-582-0002
http://bleachersbar.net/
Price: $5
"The Future Heavies" return to Bleachers Sports Bar & Restaurant for the third time.

Located on the same road as ESPN, Bleachers has 22 beers on tap, the best burgers in town, wings, salads, sandwiches, and more. "The Future Heavies" will be playing three one hour sets of the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s.


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