We are Chameleon. After several mix tapes, long conversations, and a combined opportunist drive to make music that was fresh and imaginative, Chameleon was born. These two friends, Chloe Lowery and Andrew Ross developed Chameleon in 2011 and have evolved into its namesake creating a sound that molds varying genres while keeping its catchy guitar riffs and powerhouse vocals as the forward markings of this band.Chameleon was formed after successful solo collaborations with bands and artists like Trans Siberian Orchestra, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Everclear, Chris Botti, Yanni, and more. Their diverse backgrounds and influences have been the guiding force when developing their sound. The band has continued to evolve with the addition of Aurelien Budynek (guitar), Gabe Marshall (drums), and Georgios Pesios (bass and keys) as permanent band members.
Solely conceptualized under their joint production company, Center of the Universe Studios in Queens, NY, Chameleon has released two EP’s to critical acclaim. Something in the Water was released in March of 2013 and their latest, The Monster EP, was released late 2013. The Monster EP is home to their recent singles, Anthem and Stay Wait and was featured in Under the Radar’s Magazine January 2014 Digital Sampler. Due to their joint venture with Tinderbox Music, The Monster EP has charted on most CMJ and Top Album charts on college radio stations nationwide. Music videos for both featured singles have gone viral and been played on several major media outlets like Pulse TV and Buzznet.
Chameleon has gained a following in their home of NYC playing the local scene regularly, rocking SXSW, and opening for platinum selling artists. (POP EVIL, Three Days Grace etc...)
On 7/15/16, Chameleon released their first installment of the Black and White series, BLACK | PART ONE. Available NOW via all online music outlets and streaming services. The EP features the singles, STEREO and UP THERE. They debuted their music video for Up There shortly after the release.
Their follow up, White | Movement One, was released Decemeber 9th, 2016. This EP marks their 4th release and most personal to date. Offering a more acoustic and intimate sound, White features the strengths of Andrew Ross and Aurelien Budynek at the helm of this project. The piece is dedciated to Andrew's late father who lost his battle with cancer.
Vocals, Keys/ Chloe Lowery
Guitar, Acoustic Guitar / Andrew Ross
Lead Guitar, Electric Guitar / Aurelien Budyenk
Bass / Georgios Pesios
Drums / Gabe Marshall
"Also, Chloe Lowery, the singer for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, she has her own band called Chameleon. When I heard her live I turned to John [from Sevendust] and we both had that jaw-dropped look, we were in awe of the power in her voice.”
Mark Tremonti (Creed, Alter Bridge Boxx Magazine)
"There’s something about the vocal of Chloe Lowery that is so refreshingly believable; nothing contrived here. When a group manages to remind us that music is after all an art form, that’s something special. There are somber and tranquil moments with emotionally strained vocals, epic power ballad choruses, and basically something for everyone. This group is truly something special, and we’re proud they hail from New York City."
Jeff Lanier, Label Recruit (Jul 04, 2014)
"An expansive, ambitious collection of artistic musings and gripping melody, Chameleon’s sophomore outing raises the bar for their ever-emboldened musical expressionism."
Mark Uricheck, ALBUM REVIEW: Chameleon unleashes a ‘Monster’
"I always feel like its easy to generalize a band, but it is impossible to do that with Chameleon. One song makes me want to rock the next makes me want to cry. That’s impressive in a world that serves us mostly cookie cutter bands "
Keith Lovett, SoundCrave Magazine