The Chestnut Brothers (Al and Ty) are a very talented singing, songwriting, production team born in Columbia, South Carolina and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They have entertained audiences in major U.S. cities, and throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. Through the years, they have been privileged to perform and record with a diverse array of artists, such as, Luther Vandross, Grover Washington, Jr., The Trammps, Najee, The Oak Ridge Boys, Harry Connick, Jr., Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Billy Paul, Phil Perry, L.L. Cool J, All-4-One, Cheap Trick and Pete Seeger, to name a few.
This talented twosome has used their God-given singing, songwriting and production gifts to uplift the masses and since becoming actively involved with the international peace movement, they have attained a passion for social change. This can be heard in several of their original songs; especially their theme, “Stop the Violence.” As a result, they’ve been anointed globally as Goodwill Ambassadors, Musical Messengers and Princes Of Peace. Many of their popular songs are also, loved by audiences for their romantic appeal and with a repertoire that covers a host of musical genres from Bach to Rock, they have mesmerized audiences around the world with their electrifying stage act.
Included amongst some of their most notable performances are:Hard Rock Café grand opening, Presidential Summit, Inaugural Marian Anderson Humanitarian Award Gala (honoring Harry Belafonte) and Benefit Concert for National Union Of The Homeless, all in Philadelphia; 1996 Centennial Olympic Games festivities and the Heritage Festival, Atlanta; Lincoln Theater, Washington, D.C.; Total Experience, Los Angeles; High Desert Music Festival, Adelanto, CA; Southeast Music Conference, Miami; Gasparilla Festival, Tampa; NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives) Awards Ceremony at Resorts Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City; Jazz Café, London; Barnaby Joe’s Café & the Diplomat Hotel, Bahrain; Parliament Jazz Club, Cyprus; Mojo & Q Jazz Bar, Istanbul.
The Chestnut Brothers music is rich with infectious, irresistible grooves, backed by inspirational lyrics and tasteful arrangements. Throughout their illustrious career, they have maintained a standard of musical excellence that clearly sets them apart and from all indications, the legacy continues.