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Chainsaws Still Carving Out Their Place In Myrtle Beach

Posted in Live Performance Previews/Reviews by darielb on October 20, 2010

The Chainsaws - tuned and lubed for your listening pleasure!

How can you not love a group that bills themselves as “tuned and lubed for your listening pleasure”? The Chainsaws have been playing around Myrtle Beach since 1995. The band includes Charlie Newell on bass, Sam Hannaford on percussion and vocals, Michael Perrucci on guitar, Nell Ciaccio on vocals, Keith Thompson on harp and vocals,  Jim Thomas on guitar and Curtis Richardson on drums. Craig Ciaccio is the group’s sound guy.

They’re gearing up for their tenth annual Scorpio Birthday Bash, which takes place at Bimini’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Café on Nov. 6. If classic rock, big lovable guys and birthday parties are your thing, you won’t want to miss this shindig. It’s gonna be a blast. 
The Chainsaws, who individually serve as volunteers and board members of local music organization South By Southeast, cover a wide range of musical genres. Sam Hannaford tells me, “We really like to massage some of these old tunes our own way.”
“The Ocean,” by Led Zeppelin is one of those tunes.  Willie Dixon’s “Good Mornin’ Little School Girl” is another. You can also expect to hear some  Van Morrison, Spencer Davis Group, Curtis Mayfield, Joe Cocker and Atlanta Rhythm Section.

For you lucky Scorpios, there will be a free raffle for birthday gifts. Happy birthday, Saul! Par-tay!

Bimini’s Oyster Bar is located at 930 Lake Arrowhead Rd., Myrtle Beach, S.C. If you need directions, call 843-449-5549.

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  1. darielb said, on February 29, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I’m sad to say, since I posted this, drummer Curtis Richardson and guitarist Jim Thomas have both passed away (Jim Thomas just in the last few days). Sad times for Chainsaw fans — and there are many in this neck of the beach.


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