The Northshore's Premier Antler-Referencing Band
"Spectacular and a little egregious." (Lester Bangs, 2020)
After slogging through years of paying dues in the smallest clubs of 1990s Queens, and the north-est of north shore eateries (and an occasional command performance for dignitaries and American heroes (meaning, in both cases, Chuck Norris)), one fateful day in 2019 a group came together in a studio space with a goal of playing music too loud to play in one’s house. At first, it was just meeting up to jam, but the bright lights of the stage beckoned and they quickly banded together to form, well, a band. Noticing a hole in the local cover band market that could only be filled by a band named after a rustic-look interior-design element, Antler Chandelier began booking gigs for crowds who wanted some totally recognizable songs and sweet, sweet merch, and didn’t know anyone else in a band. Fronting the group with their dynamic vocals, wit, and charm are lead singers Marc Harrison and Allison Allen, while Mark Chong (guitar), Scott Palmer (guitars), and Will McGrath (keys (hopefully a keytar too someday)) provide the melodies and aural acrobatics. Backline thump and groove is delivered by Matt Cox (bass), and Pete Tevonian (drums). “We play everything! Except Bob Seger,” proclaims Pete (also denying that he was ever in a band called Pete and the Cream). Antler Chandelier might pull you in with classics from Janis Joplin or Queen, and then take you on a hard left turn with Lizzo, P!nk, The Killers or Dua Lipa. Weezer one minute, Lady Gaga that next! 80’s theme sets, Holiday sets, acoustic dinner music. Prince, Muse, War Pigs! As one audience member commented, “Seriously. WTF? That’s a lot of songs.”
We frequently play shows throughout the central Northshore, lake-adjacent region. Check back frequently for new opportunities to rock out.