Jack Chesterfield Band

From The Gentle Giant Home Page

The Jack Chesterfield Band used to play Gentle Giant cover tunes. Here are some reports from fans.

Todd McDaniel, 01 August 1998

I saw The Jack Chesterfield Band play in Canton, Ohio last night. Imagine our surprise when their second to their last song for the night was a tight, extremely faithful version of Playing The Game!!! Unbelievable.

Steven Johnson, 30 June 1999

After reading about these guys on your site, I made it a point to look them up while swinging through Ohio on my way to the Jersey shore. Found them on a Sunday night at a little hole in the wall called "Cheers" (no relation to the TV show I don't think) and chatted with the guys (and girls) of this rather impressive and FUN musical group. As promised, they did the rousing version of "Playing the Game" that I had read about and since I had asked if they had any more GG tunes, they gleefully ended the evening with an incredible note for note version of "All Through the Night" from Civilian! I hadn't heard that tune live since Derek sang it in the summer of 1980! What wonderful memories these folks brought back....

Dave Lulo, 19 September 1999

I would echo the sentiments above about what a fine job these guys did on "Playing the Game" and like to add that they perform the "Live" version that GG did on the 75-76 tour, NOT the studio version from The Power and the Glory! Also, when I saw them last month, (Aug. '99), they did a simply amazing note for note cover of "All Through the Night" from Civilian! Glad someone is out there keeping this stuff alive!