Welcome to the official website of Essex Chanel (pronounced Ess-sex Sha-nell)! To get started, listen to some music in the Fan Favorites section. ALL albums are available for FREE download in the music section in 2010! Enjoy! The latest major Essex Chanel release is Love is Proximity, which released on September 29th, 2009 on Sweet Goodness.
You may be asking yourself, how can I support this great band? I really love their music! First you should sign up for our mailing list so we can let you know when new music is out, or we have shows. The best way is to come see us at a show. OR, you can buy artwork, t-shirts, and other unique items in the SHOP. Or drop us an email at mail (at) essexchanel (dot) com to say hi!
Essex Chanel Releases New EP!
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FRENCH WITH ME: Original Vignettes Musing on Love and Valentine’s Day
music by Essex Chanel
Essex Chanel has released our 250th song! Entitled “The Good Times”, the song exhibits the melody packed arrangement style heard on Essex Chanel’s last project Love is Proximity.
“The Good Times” explores more of the Folkier/Americana side of Essex Chanel’s catalog with a big band type arrangement full of horns playing intertwining melody lines. Band leader Travis Lee Wiggins wrote, recorded, and arranged the song and brought in musicians to flush out the rest of the track. This is the first Essex Chanel track to use saxophone, clarinet, and tuba.
“The Good Times” Credits:
Written, Arranged, Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Travis Lee Wiggins
Vocals, Banjo & Guitar by Travis Lee Wiggins
Drums by Mitch Nimnicht
Clarinet & Saxophone by Steven Aleck
Trumpet by Stephen Dranger
Tuba by Robert Pleshar
Recorded at Beware of Dog Studios in Chicago, IL
Essex Chanel plays on Television for the first time! Yes, it's true, Essex Chanel was on JBTV this week! Our first time on television!
6.21.2010 Pictures from our Skinny Dippin' Premiere!
Everyone had a great time at our Skinny Dippin' Music Video Premiere! Erin Burke (who also did the art for the Essex Chanel t-shirts) did a great job painting a photo-booth-head-cutout piece and follow the link, where you can see all the pictures from the event! Melody Van Wagner took some great pictures!
5.13.2010 Audio & Video has been posted from Essex Chanel's last show at Uncommon Ground. Allison and Travis performed as a duo, and also through in a bunch of Dolphins Swimming Songs & A never-released Summer Salts song. Thanks to Richard Trumbo for the video!