Thursday, March 27, 2008

Interview with Rob Chafin from The Werks

Interview by Scott Preston

rob chafin, the werksIn order to fully understand The Werks, one must first witness them perform live. Self-described as a groove rock band, The Werks' original songs explore genres such as funk, electronica, soul, bluegrass, jazz, afro-cuban, celtic, R&B, and dance. Their unique style of performing is affected and manipulated by the energy of the audience, guaranteeing that each show will be different and memorable.

Their influences are as eclectic as their music, but some common influences include Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, Phish, Jimi Hendrix, Rush, The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, Umphrey's McGee, and The Grateful Dead.

The Werks have shared the stage with many great acts such as Ekoostik Hookah, Particle, Tea Leaf Green, Badfish, U-Melt, The Macpodz, BoomBox, Freekbass, One Under, The Maji, The Recipe, The Spikedrivers, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Papadosio, Jam Samich, Burning River Band, Mike Perkins, Covert Operations, Boogie Matrix Mechanism and The Goods to name a few.

As their tour radius increases, it is obvious that The Werks are becoming one of the Midwest's fastest growing bands. This success is largely accredited to the hard work of their street team and the dedication of their fans.

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Cincy Groove: How long have The Werks been together?

Rob Chafin: Chuck and Houser were in one band and Dave and I were in another band. We ended up merging together about 2 1/2 years ago.

Cincy Groove: Who are some of your musical influences?

Rob Chafin: I would have to say Led Zeppelin, Phish, Umphreys McGee.

Cincy Groove: What other cities have The Werks played in?

Rob Chafin: We have played in Chicago, Florida, St Louis. So we are slowly be surely branching out. We also just found out we are playing at Bike Week up in Sandusky, Oh with ekoostik hookah. We were also told they are providing us with 2 hotel rooms which kind of amazed us. Having one hotel room is cool but getting 2 rooms doesn't happen very often.

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