Chanters Alley Bio:
Chanter's Alley is a punk rock band that incorporates folk instruments like the bagpipes and the harmonica in a contemporary punk rock band setup. They play high energy, original music as well as covers of old folk songs.
The band was formed in Seoul, South Korea in June of 2011 by John Middlemis, Bryan Suechting, Do JoongMo, John Grady, and Kim DooHwan. They played their first show on July 2 at Club FF in Hongdae. Shortly thereafter, John Grady left the band to raise his son in Canada and was replaced by Trevor Gardner. The new line up stepped up the pace immediately, writing new songs and playing concerts every other weekend.
In December 2011, Chanter's Alley began recording their EP, Broken, which they produced independently. However, over the course of the recording, the band encountered many setbacks including losing both Korean members. After finding replacements, they hit the clubs and have since been playing gigs around Korea. They are currently writing new material and plan to release their debut LP sometime next year.