Chef Sean & Blaze “Stash In The Hoopty”

LA-based Group Infuses the Swag of Hip-Hop with the High Voltage Energy of a Live Rock Band into Traprock.

Originally from Chicago, Chef Sean’s unique sound infuses hip-hop and rock with a full live band performing behind him. The sound isn’t typical of the hip-hop genre and brings a fresh blend of swag and high-energy that crowds have consistently responded well to.
Blaze, the name of Chef Sean’s live professional rock band who backs him up onstage, consists of Jeff Gilbert, Scott Stratton, Jim Xavier, Frank Guthrie, Relione and DJ Midas. The quartet of musicians have decades of combined experience and insatiable appetite for sophisticated rock rhythms, chord progressions and melodies that will stubbornly stick around in your head long after their songs have ended.

Most recently Chef Sean and Blaze have performed live at Hempcon, dubbed as “America’s Largest Medical Marijuana Mega Show,” which had large crowds this year at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA along with 20 other artists, experts, entertainers and speakers, their live set by Traprock artist Chef Sean & the Blaze band was truly hot.

Chef Sean and Blaze have performed live at the Jeff Fest which has become one of Venice Beach, California’s most highly anticipated music festivals of the summer, that features cutting edge local and national acts and fills out a jam-packed weekend of musical fun.
Chef Sean and Blaze have also performed live at the world famous Whisky A Go-Go. An anchor on the Sunset Strip since it’s opening in 1964, the Whisky A Go-Go has played host to rock ‘n’ roll’s most important bands, from the Doors, Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin to today’s up and coming new artists like Chef Sean and Blaze.

Sean made his feature film debut in the MGM/Gramercy Pictures drama, Jason’s Lyric, portraying the young Jason, starring Allen Payne, Forrest Whitaker and Jada Pinkett Smith. His credits include the television movie, There Are No Children Here for Harpo Productions, and Missing Persons on ABC. He has also starred in national advertising campaigns.

His love for acting is mirrored by his love of music. He is a talented songwriter, producer and vocalist who continues to enjoy success as a hip hop artist. He has written, produced and performed lead vocals on four albums: Streets Pay Me (Universal/Bungalow/Star City), Been Famous Project (Star City), Bustdown Buicks & Bottles (Star City), and Loud Pack (Independent). He also wrote and performed the Teeth and Blood title track on the film’s soundtrack, as well as wrote and produced additional music.