Cheeks McGee is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator originally from a small rural farming community in the Northeast corner of Missouri. Cheeks is a self-taught, percussive, and rhythmic acoustic guitar player but comes from a rich family background of music. Cheeks plays his trademark mahogany acoustic guitar while looping tasty riffs and chord progressions using a live looping sampler. Once the loop is set Cheeks adds percussive patterns by either hitting his guitar or making unique sounds with his mouth to personify the illusion of having a drummer and bass player. He then throws down some wicked solos with his trusty sidekick...the trumpet. (which he has been playing since he was 10 years old!!) He also has a plethora of pedals he uses with his acoustic guitar to create some outrageous sounds to take listeners to a different dimension of music appreciation!
Cheeks McGee is a fun-loving one man jam band and singer/songwriter known for his songs about love, women, drinks, and what happens when you mix the three together! McGee's on stage antics and humorous...yet sometimes sentimental lyrics wins the hearts of the crowd which makes the fans love him more and more!
Cheeks McGee has gained the respect of many bands around the area as well as across the nation and is constantly sitting in with touring bands performing on his trumpet.
Using his skills on various instruments, Cheeks has built a solo show that has opened the eyes and grabbed the attention of many bands, people, and venues in the area as well as across the nation!!
This is where we are today. A high-energy and mesmerizing, get out of your seat show that makes his fans want to come back for more.
This past summer Cheeks put together his fourth NATIONWIDE TOUR that expanded across the Country from coast to coast and included over 30 live performances. Cheeks also had his debut performance at the 2010 SUMMER CAMP MUSIC FESTIVAL in Chillicothe IL playing along side musicians such as Keller WIlliams, Moe, Govt Mule, The Avett Brothers and more which expanded his fan base and brought his unique solo show to fans from across the nation!
In mid August 2010 he was asked to open up back to back nights for Mr. Bret Michaels on his "Roses and Thorns World Tour" then two weeks later was asked to open for Safetysuit when they passed through town on their college tour. (Safetysuit is best known for their single "Stay" which topped at #1 on VH1's Top 20 Countdown.
NATIONAL TOURING BANDS/MUSICIANS that CHEEKS McGEE has opened for:
Cross Canadian Ragweed
Reverend Horton Heat
JJ GREY & MOFRO
Lucky Boys Confusion