The Deacon Board, Calvin Arsenia

The Deacon Board

Calvin Arsenia

Wednesday, July 10

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

  • Calvin Arsenia - 8:00
  • The Deacon Board - 10:00

The Deacon Board
The Deacon Board
Chesley Allen affectionately known as Cheese is a world recognized drummer for Pop and Grammy winning Artist Megan Trainor. Chesley’s percussion skills come from a humble beginning at a young age playing for his home church, whichlead him to go on to school and study the craft of percussion,While in his home town of Raleigh, NC Chesley honed his skills performing for various types of musical Artist from Jazz, Gospel to R&B and Rock, making him a well rounded Drummer.
Cheese has performed around the world and on various T.V. shows. Including: The Ellen Show, Jimmy Kimmel, StevenColbert, Jimmy Fallon and even the Today show a few times. He has also had the great fortune of touring with Jazz Great, Marion Meadows, Bass legends Chip Shearin and Ethan Farmer and Pop Artist Earl St. Claire.
While now residing in Los Angeles, CA, Cheese is an on call studio musician and still tours with Meghan Tranior. In 2016 Chesley released a limited edition Debut EP titled “Play Time is over” which was a showcase of his percussion skills laced over popular songs of the day.
The newest project Chesley has created (The Deacon Board) is a conglomerate of some of the industries well recognized touring musicians .The band performs a various style of music, but is applauded for their mash ups of J.Dilla style rhythms and jazz fusion melodies. Chesley Cheese Allen and The Deacon Board are definitely a crowd pleaser, to the consummate party goers and dedicated musicians.
Chesley Cheese Allen is endorsed by Yamaha Drums, Zildjan Cymbals, Drum Dots, Remo Percussion, JH Audio and has Signature Vater Drum Sticks.
Calvin Arsenia
Calvin Arsenia
Calvin Arsenia has crafted a unique album with his national debut CANTALOUPE (Center Cut Records) that captures both the immersive wonder of his live shows and unique inner compass that has put him on a path of his own making.
The passionate multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter has chosen the harp as his primary form of musical expression, building a kaleidoscopic assemblage of lights and darks on the album’s 10 songs, mixing classical, rock, jazz, folk, R&B, and rap into a cathartic rollercoaster of sound
and texture that envelops the listener from start to finish. Standout songs include the aching “Headlights,” the intimate tapestry of “Tip Toe,” the Latin-tinged scorcher “Equally,” and the illuminating “Poseidon,” among others. Calvin’s bold remake of Britney Spears’ “Toxic”
showcases his chops and ability to put his own signature on the song with the accompanying video exploring the combustible relationship the artist has with his muses, adding to his gritty fusion of styles that has netted him raves here in the U.S. and across Europe. There’s a sexy
haunt about “Toxic” that was also intentional. “I’ve built up a repertoire of songs I share with the harp, but on this one I wanted to do something that was sexy and more fun.” Says Calvin, “The harp has such a ‘royal court’ connotation and this is anything but that.”
Venue Information:
The Mint
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035