Chad's UK band - The Chad-illacs
The Chad-illacs members have performed throughout Europe, the USA, Russia and Africa and have toured and or recorded with (among others):
Pinetop Perkins, Lazy Lester, The Big Town Playboys, Jimmy Thomas, Mike Vernon, Louisiana Red, Jools Holland, Jeff Beck, Ray Gelato, Cat Talk, Shout Sister Shout, Big Joe Louis & His Blues Kings, Andy Fairweather-Low, Paul Lamb & the King Snakes, Jerimiah Marques, Otis Grand, The Extraordinaires, Little George Sueref, Rodriguez, Delta Moon, Caddilac Kings, The Bluesonics, Jackson Sloan, Mark Lamar, Geoff Achison, Ben Andrews, Lisa Mills, Little Freddie King, Richard Studholme, Roger Hubbard, Ian Siegal, Big Boy Bloater, Dana Gillespie
Orlando Shearer, double bass
Orlando is one of the most in-demand blues bass players in the UK. He has toured and recorded with Otis Grand, the Cadillac Kings, West Weston’s Bluesonics, Slim Lightfoot, Lazy Lester, Jimmie Thomas, King David’s Trio Royale and Chad Strentz and the Chadillacs.
Mike Thorne, drums
Mike owns and runs Rimshot Studios, one of the best boutique recording studios in Europe. As a drummer, Mike has toured or recorded with most of the guys on the British Blues scene, including The Big Town Playboys, Paul Lamb & The King Snakes, Jerimiah Marques, The Bluesonics, Big Joe Louis plus Lazy Lester, David Maxwell, Rodriguez, Geoff Achison, Delta Moon and Lisa Mills. Mike has toured all over Europe, South Africa and the west coast of the USA.