Welcome

Chet Nichols - Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, producer, arranger, recording engineer, actor, director, scriptwriter, board member of the SAG/AFTRA Global nominating committee, novelist and creative media artist.

Chet Nichols - Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, producer, arranger, recording engineer, actor, director, scriptwriter, board member of the SAG/AFTRA Global nominating committee, novelist and creative media artist.

Hi! Chet's site is under "active construction" ..... PLEASE pardon the "Digital Dust".

 

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: NEWS UPDATES :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

NEW RELEASE (2018): "Desert Sunrise" - smooth-jazz-easy-listening-Instrumentals!

NEW RELEASE (2018): Smooth-jazz, easy-listening instrumentals.

NEW RELEASE (2018): Smooth-jazz, easy-listening instrumentals.

"Desert Sunrise" is a collection of "American Soundscape" instrumentals. These songs are presented as an album, for the listener to enjoy when they desire to enjoy some subtle and sublime background music. All of these instrumental versions have versions with lyrics which can be found on various other albums produced by Chet. Also, these songs are presented as instrumentals for movie, TV and media producers looking for background tracks to LICENSE for media use. If you are such a media producer, please contact us for LICENSING CONTRACTS. 

On the other hand, if you are just looking for some mellow and well produced music to fill your environment, please enjoy these tracks. Of course, you can support this independent artist AND download a song for your personal library by purchasing this album or select tracks.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Released 01/01/2018

Contact:  MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com

"The Sands Of Time", Reaches #1 on Earth Chart!

One of Chet's new songs, "The Sands Of Time", from the "in-production" album, "Twilight Journals", has risen to #1 on numerous the music charts.

It is has reached these plateaus in two weeks:

Song: The Sands Of Time (#1 New Age-Religious) - (Source: Broadjam.com)

Broadjam: Earth - #1

United States - #1

North America - #1

Illinois - #1

Production - Male Vocal - #1

Production - Ballad - #1

New Age - #1

New Age Religious - #1

Dated: 11/7/17

Here is the track for you to enjoy:

“The Sands Of Time”
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
Music and Lyric by Chet Nichols (ASCAP)
Copyright 2017 by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP) 
URL: http://www.chetnichols.net
Email: MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com ::  ChetNichols@me.com
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED     Final

VERSE 1
We never said goodbye
That’s what came to me
The moment that I heard
You had sailed for endless seas
There was no goodbye
Would that be our end?
When a sudden cosmic circumstance
Mixed your ashes with the wind

CHORUS 1
Where are we to go
When it’s time that we’re called home?
And how are we to know
Without the love we need to hold?
How am I to keep my faith
Without that heart of mine
Beyond the hills we’ve climbed
Across the sands of time?

VERSE 2
Some say we are ghosts
Just waiting to appear
But how do ghosts feel the sun
Or smell the rain when it is near?
I believe we’re flames
That merge to light the way
As we stroll breathing shorelines
And dance above the waves

BRIDGE
Every grain of sand
Holds a memory
Of every prayer we’ve prayer
And every dream we’ve dreamed
Every bridge I cross
Takes me further home
Closer to the arms
That I yearn to hold

CHORUS 2
Just like drifting clouds
We split and drift away
Till autumn winds draw us back
To squeeze us tight and make us rain
And when the harvest bells fill the air
And ring out one last time
That’s when hearts combine
That’s when hearts combine
When your hand’s holding mine
And we cross the sands of time
And we cross the sands of time
And we cross the sands of time

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
Copyright © 2017 ® by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP)

All US and Global Rights are reserved. This song or any portion thereof (lyrics, music, samples, vocals) may not be reproduced in any form or media, distributed, transmitted, downloaded, shared or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the writer and the publisher. 

For permission requests, write to the publisher at: 
MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com
Or addressed to: 
"Attention: Permissions Coordinator, (at the address below) 
Chet Nichols/Magic Garage Music, PO Box 2398, Northbrook, IL 60065” 
http://www.chetnichols.net.

More information at: 
http://www.chetnichols.net 
http://chetnichols.bandcamp.com
Email: MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com
Email: ChetNichols@me.com
 

Chet's "Rock 'n' Roll" Christmas Song Hits #1 On The Holiday Chart.

If you like sappy Christmas songs, this song is NOT for you! We are happy to share this new release of Chet's, "My Town At Christmas". Get ready to start dancing in a Conga Line around the Christmas Tree....just CLICK on PLAY "TRIANGLE" in the music player below or the CD Cover image above.

If you like sappy Christmas songs, this song is NOT for you! We are happy to share this new release of Chet's, "My Town At Christmas". Get ready to start dancing in a Conga Line around the Christmas Tree....just CLICK on PLAY "TRIANGLE" in the music player below or the CD Cover image above.

Happy to share the news that ... Chet's song, "My Town At Christmas",  just slid into the "#1 Christmas song slot". Oh, what fun it is to be #1!

Give the song a listen as you follow along wth the lyrics.

Also, if you buy a music file copy for your music collection and help support Chet's musical endeavors, you can pick out a second song and we will send it to you as a FREE GIFT.  So, climb aboard the sleigh and have a slice of Fruit Cake or some Jelly Roll with all the cast of characters in this song.

 

"My Town At Christmas"
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Music and Lyric by Chet Nichols (ASCAP)
Copyright 2017 by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP) 
URL: http://www.chetnichols.net
Email: MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com
Email: Chet@chetnichols.net
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 

VERSE 1.
There's a place I know where the sleigh bells ring
And the songs of the season make us join in and sing
And the merchants on Main Street love to put on a show
When they're lining up the kissing booths beneath the mistletoe

LIFT 1:
So, get yourself together and I'll be over in my sleigh
Go find your Christmas sweater, I'll be loading up the hay
Sleigh bells will be jingling when a Clydesdale leads the way....to

CHORUS 1 
My town at Christmas
Yeah, my town at Christmas
And we'll stop 'n get jelly roll along the way
So Santa has a treat when he flies away
From my town at Christmas

VERSE 2.
It's where people tell tales of elves they can't see
And reindeer that soar so high above the trees
But there's something in that punch bowl that really puzzles me
Why we always wind end-up in a conga line dancing round the Christmas tree?

LIFT 2:
I tasted Grandma's fruit cake, I knew something was wrong
'Cause the scent of Captain Morgan was suspiciously too strong
But a wink from Grandpa's smiling face and the Christmas lights turned on...at

CHORUS 2
My town at Christmas
Yeah, my town at Christmas
Where you can get a present in the nick of time
'Cause we've got a cozy, little "Five-&-Dime"
In my town at Christmas

BRIDGE:
And the old folks and their walkers are all skiing down the hills
And good ole Uncle Chester's handing out $100 dollar bills
And the children in their PJs are yawning sleepyheads
Till Santa hits the radar and they scramble up to bed

LIFT 3:
And we go singing door-to-door to the last place left to go
And we ride up to the chapel thru the moonlight and the snow
Till the pastor appears with his violin and starts a little doe-see-doe....Yep, here we go........ to 

CHORUS 3
My town at Christmas
Yeah, my town at Christmas
We all take turns shaking tambourines
And celebrate the birth of our Baby King
At my town at Christmas
With hands and voices raised to the sky
Everyone in heaven's in a conga line......in 
My town at Christmas
Yeah, my town at Christmas
My town at Christmas

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
Copyright © 2017 ® by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP)

All US and Global Rights are reserved. This song or any portion thereof (lyrics, music, samples, vocals) may not be reproduced in any form or media, distributed, transmitted, downloaded, shared or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the writer and the publisher. 

For permission requests, write to the publisher at: 
MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com
Or addressed to: 
"Attention: Permissions Coordinator, (at the address below) 
Chet Nichols/Magic Garage Music, PO Box 2398, Northbrook, IL 60065" 
http://www.chetnichols.net.

More information at: 
http://www.chetnichols.net 
http://chetnichols.bandcamp.com
Email: MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com
Email: ChetNichols@me.com

"I Was Dreaming": #1 On Earth Chart

Chet's song, "I Was Dreaming" hits the #1 "Top Of The Charts" slot at Broadjam: Earth!

Give it a listen via the music player below and pick up a copy for $1.00 to add to your music collection. Each file sale helps to support this independent artist. 

You can also purchase complete albums, if you like.

Chet's song, "I Was Dreaming" hits the #1 "Top Of The Charts" slot at Broadjam: Earth!

Give it a listen via the music player below and pick up a copy for $1.00 to add to your music collection. Each file sale helps to support this independent artist.

You can also purchase complete albums, if you like.

Recent Announcements

CHET HAS TWO NEW NOVELS THAT HAVE BEEN RELEASED AND PUBLISHED

Chet has released two new novels; "The Last Riders On Route 66" and "The Children Of Pentecost". Both are available at Amazon as paperback books or as Kindle files. The initial response has been terrific, as both books were in the Top 100 in their specific genres. Visit the "NOVEL PAGE" at this site to get more information about the books and links to Amazon to purchase them. If you'd like an autographed copy of either book, please email us and we will send you instructions on how to purchase one or both of these enjoyable books.

Chet's revised 20th Anniversary version of his first novel, "The Last Riders On Route 66". Click on the NOVEL page for more info.
Or CLICK on the cover image above to take you to the NOVEL page.

Chet's revised 20th Anniversary version of his first novel, "The Last Riders On Route 66". Click on the NOVEL page for more info. Or CLICK on the cover image above to take you to the NOVEL page.

Chet's new religious thriller-fiction, "The Children Of Pentecost". Click on the NOVEL page for more info. Or CLICK on the cover image above to take you to the NOVEL page.

Chet's new religious thriller-fiction, "The Children Of Pentecost". Click on the NOVEL page for more info. Or CLICK on the cover image above to take you to the NOVEL page.

You can review and purchase these books by CLICKING ON THIS LINK.


CURRENT NEWS UPDATES:
 
Summer 2017

Chet's newest album, "Nazareth", has just been released globally. This album is a collection of Rock-Americana, story-telling songs. If you like fun rock, blues and folk-rock songs, you just might really enjoy this album.
 
Chet's next album, "Twilight Journals", has begun the pre-release process and new songs are being posted once they have cleared final mixing/mastering and copyrighting. In "Twilight Journals", Chet features songs and song ideas that have come to him in dreams. He has been inspired by ideas that appeared to him in that twilight space between dreams and awakening for many years.
 
One of the songs on this album, "I Was Dreaming", just jumped to the top of the global charts. It was acknowledged in these genres:
 
#1 Broadjam: Earth
#1 North America
#1 United States
#1 Illinois
#1 New Age
#1 New Age - Contemporary
#1 Production - Male Vocal
#1 Production - Ballad

Check it out..... it is a song you will want to add to your music collection.

Several of Chet's albums have been added to the Pandora music streaming service.
We are excited to inform you that his classic, outside-loner-acid-folk CD, "Waving Prairie",
was just added to the streaming playlists at Pandora.

The albums included are:
1.  "I Was Dreaming"
2.  "Beetles Are Coming"
3.  "Music From Trees"
4.  "Taxi To Tonganoxie"
5.  "Waving Prairie"

More are pending.

Also, we have  just been informed that Chet is among the first wave of artists being added
to the Pandora PLUS Service. This is Pandora's premium service featuring top artists.

Chet's song catelogue is available and featured at many digital music stores and
streaming services including: iTunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp, Spotify, eMusic, Amazon, Broadjam and others.

Chet's songs are being now being featured and represented in the AudioSPARX and
Rocket Songs libraries. His song, "The Spirits Of Christmas", is also being featured in
hundreds of retail stories this Holiday Season and being lauded as one of the most
unique new Christmas songs currently available.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know.

Contact Us: MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com

Website Designed and Produced by Chet Nichols for
Magic Garage Productions, Magic Garage Music (ASCAP) 
and Magic Garage Records.   All Rights Reserved.

Introduction


Welcome to Chet Nichols' Music & Creative Media Site.


Chet Nichols is a long-time, award-winning, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, instrumental compose, producer, arranger and recording artist. Chet is also an award-winning creative director, media producer, designer, author and more.

When Chet began this new website, he wanted to create a unique web experience for his visitors. First, he wanted current music, news, reviews and insights available to the people visiting the site. At the same time, he wanted the site to be like a historical scrapbook with old pictures, stories and information. So, as the site progresses, more and more historical data, music, pictures and stories will be added to make this site more and more like a scrapbook. So, as the site grows and grows it will become vast and deep.

So, to those who are discovering Chet for the first time, we are happy to introduce people to him. He is a long-time ASCAP publisher, songwriter, composer and owner of Magic Garage Productions, Magic Garage Music and Magic Garage Records.

Chet has a very unique story....BUT.....then, again, he is a lot like singer-songwriters and composers world-wide (past-present-and-future), who are inspired by the world enough to create music, songs, stories, films, photographs of what they see and share them with others. So, this site is not so much just about Chet, as it is about people around the world who are also artists "like" Chet.

Chet was inducted into The Kansas Music Hall Of Fame in 2008, joining Pat Matheny, Martina McBride, Kansas, Melissa Etheridge and other fine musical artists. He has produced almost 30 original music albums of singer-songwriter music in the jazz, folk, country, rock, blues, world, pop and acoustic musical genres. As an instrumental composer, he has produce several award-winning albums in the New Age, World, Jazz, Neo-Classical and Easy-Listening genres.

Chet is also a long-time award-winning film, video, special-effects and animation designer, creative director and executive producer. He has numerous nominations and has been awarded numerous Clios, Addys, Gold Medals at the New York International Film Festival, Houston Film Festival, USA Commercial Film Festival and other award events.

Chet is also a vested and long-time Board Member on the SAG/AFTRA Global Nomination Committee for the SAG/AFTRA Awards for excellence in film, video, television, documentaries, and independent film creation, acting performances, production and creative conceptualization.

That said, we invite you to find a comfortable chair and sit back and enjoy Chet's great passion ...  writing, producing and performing great lyrics and music.
Select some high-quality head-phones and get ready to enjoy an interesting musical and sonic journey.

So, we hope you enjoy your visit and that you come back often to listen to more new music.

Thanks for stopping by.
 

Performance & Session Bio


Chet has an international following and has toured extensively and
performed at coffee houses, listening clubs, large concert venues,
major concert tours and college concert tours across the USA and Canada,
as a featured performing artist and as an "opening act" for artists and bands
including......


B.B. King
Jethro Tull
John Denver
The Jefferson Airplane
Linda Ronstadt
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Jimmy Messina
Timothy B. Schmidt
Rusty Young
Papa John Creach
George Carlin
Steve Martin
POCO
Hot Tuna
Dan Hicks & The Hotlicks
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
It's A Beautiful Day
Pacific Gas & Electric
Jimmie Spheeris
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
Mary Travers
The Charlie Daniels Band
Country Joe McDonald
The Grassroots
Mason Proffit
The Persuasions
Blue Oyster Cult
The Grateful Dead
Big Brother & The Holding Company
Leonard Nimoy
James Taylor
Bollo Sette
Southern Comfort
John Lee Hooker
The Chad Mitchell Trio
Roger McGuinn
Ian & Sylvia
Humble Pie
Modern Folk Quartet
Richard Pryor
KC Grits
Ewing Street Times
Danny Cox
Biff Rose
The Guess Who
Steve Goodman
The Mary Clayton Band
Billy Spears
Brewer & Shipley
Ted Anderson
The Kansas City Philharmonic ... and many more.

Chet has worked in recording studios and recorded with .....

Bill Bradley (Madonna)
Stephen Barncard (David Crosby)
Nicky Hopkins (The Rolling Stones)
Nick Gravenities (Big Brother)
Laura Allan (Laura Allan)
Dave Garabaldi (Tower of Power)
Zakir Hussain (Ravi Shankar)
John Kahn (Jerry Garcia)
Spencer Dryden (The Jefferson Airplane)
Pete Sears (The Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna)
Henry Lewie (Joni Mitchell)
Fuzzy John Oxendine (Sons of Champlain)
Buddy Cage (New Riders Of The Purple Sage)
The New Riders Of The Purple Sage
Jack Schroer (Van Morrison)
Brewer & Shipley ("Live" album)
Don Preston (Wings)
Richard Marx (Dick Marx & Associates)
Sal Marquez (The "New" Tonight Show Band)
RJ Fox (Sherry Fox)
Steve Sperry (The Steve Miller Band) ..... and many others.

Please feel free to hang-out and listen to any of Chet's album and to contact Chet.
Or you can add your info to his mailing list or send any comments or questions his way.


PLEASE NOTE: This is a current and evolving site, as well as being a fun and
informative "historical" site about an influential, independent, American composer,
musician and singer-songwriter, Chet Nichols.

So, we are always looking for and seeking any and all old posters or photos
from Chet's shows.

If you have any, please let us know. We would be happy to provide you with
a nice collection of Chet's music of your choice in exchange for any reviews,
photos or posters you can provide.


Contact Us: MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com

Website Designed and Produced by Chet Nichols for
Magic Garage Productions, Magic Garage Music (ASCAP) 
and Magic Garage Records.   All Rights Reserved.

You are visitor number: 15388

 

 

CONTACT LIST....

To keep up-to-date on new music and events ... please "sign up" and we will give you a FREE download!

Please prove that you are not a robot

CONTACT CHET ... CLICK HERE

SPOTIFY!

Please connect with Chet at SPOTIFY. CLICK on the "FOLLOW" link above!

Chet's first "touring" bus........sweet ride! Top speed 65 mph.... Picture taken in Santa Monica, CA.

Chet's first "touring" bus........sweet ride! Top speed 65 mph.... Picture taken in Santa Monica, CA.

Chet0112 print cropped
Hof award box
Chet performing at Red Rocks Open-Air Theater in Denver.

Chet performing at Red Rocks Open-Air Theater in Denver.

Chet's first 45 rpm, "Time Loop". Very limited availability, if you an interested collector.

Chet's first 45 rpm, "Time Loop". Very limited availability, if you an interested collector.

Chet Nichols - Singer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Arranger and Recordist.

Chet Nichols - Singer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Arranger and Recordist.

Chet's first 45 rpm B-SIde , "The Offing". Very limited availability, if you an interested collector.

Chet's first 45 rpm B-SIde , "The Offing". Very limited availability, if you an interested collector.

Chet performing on stage in Los Angeles.

Chet performing on stage in Los Angeles.

Fullsizerender
Chet performing on tour in Texas.

Chet performing on tour in Texas.

Grand Prize for "Best Theme Song" at the 2002 International Route 66 Theme Song Contest.

Grand Prize for "Best Theme Song" at the 2002 International Route 66 Theme Song Contest.

Chet Nichols - Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, author, performer, novelist and creative media artist.

Chet Nichols - Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, author, performer, novelist and creative media artist.

Chet nichols headshot web81317
Chet performing onstage in New York while touring with Linda Ronstadt.

Chet performing onstage in New York while touring with Linda Ronstadt.

Chet performing in Kansas City while touring with The Jefferson Airplane.

Chet performing in Kansas City while touring with The Jefferson Airplane.

Chet on stage in Kansas City while opening for BB King.

Chet on stage in Kansas City while opening for BB King.

Chet Nichols early concert promo shot.

Chet Nichols early concert promo shot.

Chet Nichols promo shot taken in Central Park, New York while on tour.

Chet Nichols promo shot taken in Central Park, New York while on tour.

Chet Nichols promo shot.

Chet Nichols promo shot.

Chet Nichols - Recording at Wally Heider's in San Francisco, CA.

Chet Nichols - Recording at Wally Heider's in San Francisco, CA.

Chet Nichols - 1960's Promo Picture

Chet Nichols - 1960's Promo Picture