Jeff Chandler



About Jeff Chandler

I have been a professional musician since High School, playing in various bands and clubs. In 1969, the year I graduated, I joined a group called Yellow Hair. We based ourselves out of Omaha, NE, as that is where the bass player, Scott McCarl, was from. We had a couple of local 45s "Somewhere" b/w "Talent for Lovin" (this song has since become a Garage Band classic) and "I Wanna Be Free" b/w "Dreamin." The Yellow Hair group remained together for 2 years and broke up in 1971. We had quite a bit of local success and our "Somewhere" 45 ended up at about #10 on the St. Joseph, MO radio chart. Scott would later go on to join the Raspberries. I continued playing in various bands throughout the 70s and in 1979 moved to Florida to join a band, and lived in Florida and Georgia for about 5 years each, playing in various housebands and roadbands, playing in various states; Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama. For the last 10 or so years I have been primarily a stay-at-home musician, writing songs. My songwriting interest started as soon as I picked up a guitar, could play 3 or 4 chords, became an official Beatle-nut, and has continued since. I've always been dabbling at writing songs, my first love besides guitar. I write all styles; country rock, blues, folk, pop, some guitar instrumentals, etc.