May 2, 2013
The run of "Almost Heaven:Songs of John Denver" featuring Chuck Chapman as John Denver and Joseph Tenay on Drums and percussion just completed it's 3 week run at the Electric City Playhouse in Anderson, SC. The show drew rave reviews and big crowds. A clip of a duet of Chuck and Jill Medford Campion doing "Annie's Song" can be seen on our Facebook page. Chuck will next portray Reverend Lionel Toop in Easley Foothills Playhouse's production of the British farce, "See How They Run" May 31-June 9, followed by a seies of CARTOON FACTORY dates this Summer.
Lost Along the Way Officially Released!
August 3, 2012
Lost Along the Way, the 1st new CD from Cartoon Factory in 10 years, is now available! It is available for purchase or download at http://cdbaby.com/cd/cartoonfactory3
and at most online retailers. It includes original songs composed and recorded over the past 15 years, ranging from 15 yrs old to just a few months. All the pre-release copies sold out in 2 weeks and the early response has been amazing.
Pre-Release Copies Available Now!
June 1, 2012
25 Pre-Release Copies of the new Cartoon Factory CD are now available and can be hand signed and personalized to you IF you are on our mailing list. If u are, u got an email stating how to reserve your copy, if not, sign up now! Don't miss this and other Exciting mailing list only offers as well as the latest CF news, shows and music. The disc is currently at the manufacturing plant and The Official Release is slated for July 2!
New CD due out in June!
April 23, 2012
While "Broken" is once again on hold, a new CD of songs from the past 10 years that haven't found a home now have one. "Lost Along the Way" is a collection of songs that were written for various projects but never included on a CF effort. The disc includes 12 original tunes and some bonus promos the band has done for various radio shows. " I just thought it would be cool for people to have those. Just something kind of different and quirky," said CF frontman Chuck Chapman. "These songs were done at 5 different studios with 4 different producers at 5 different times, but somehow make a strangely cohesive collection. Some of these, I had almost forgotten about, but there are some great tunes on here! I'm excited to be putting them out. I think the fans that have been waiting so long on new material will love them." "Lost along the Way" is complete and in post-production. The disc is slated for an early Summer release and will beavailable at most online retailers via CD or digital download.
Swamp Fox Show Rescheduled
January 3, 2012
The Swamp Fox Show has been rescheduled for Friday, January 9th, 2012. Show starts at 9pm, CF takes stage around 11pm
Swamp Fox -Greenville, SC Dec. 1st
November 23, 2011
The Cartoon Factory will be rocking the Swamp Fox in Greenville, SC on Thursday, Dec. 1st at 9:00 PM. This is the first Greenville show in 6 mos and the last of this year, so come out, get your holiday party season started off right and make it a rocking night!
Homecoming Party for Chip
November 8, 2011
Original CF Bassist Chip Anderson will be making a rare appearance on the East Coast and will have a homecoming jam with current CF members Chuck Chapman and Joe Tenay as well as other musicians from the Tri State area at Elno's Pub & Grill in Tryon, NC on Sat., Nov. 12th. Should be a rocking good time.
Blog added to site
August 13, 2011
Check out the new BLOG section of the website, where the guys will comment on the band, shows, and various musings. Comments are allowed, so this should be a great way for the band and fans to interact.
"Classic" Lineup to perform for Safe Harbor Benefit
August 13, 2011
The "classic" lineup for Cartoon Factory will perform as a unit for the 1st time in almost 2 years at a Benefit show for Safe Harbor Women's Shelter. Chuck Chapman, Bobby Nipper, Dion Sweatt, and Joseph Tenay make up the most consistant lineup of the band. Due to various circumstances, one or the other has been missing for the past 2 years, so this is a special show. "It feels like your family reunion, just feels right," says Chuck. The show will be at the Western Carolina Sailing Club, 206 Westwind Harbour Dr. in Anderson, SC 29625 at 7pm on Saturday, August 13.
Acoustic Show at Big Lots 4th Festival
July 4, 2011
Singer/Guitarist Chuck Chapman will be performing a live acoustic set at the Woodruff Rd. 4th of July Festival Sponsored by BIG LOTS. The festival goes all day and will feature food, live music, inflatables and discounts at Big Lots as well as a Karaoke Contest. Chuck will be performing at 12:30 pm. Festival takes place on Monday, July 4th in the big Lots Parking lot on Woodruff Road in Greenville, SC
Help! We Need Somebody(s)!
June 8, 2011
We need people that believe in the band to be street team members and actively promote our shows in your area by putting flyers in music stores and other areas and calling your local press and radio to make sure they know we're in town. We will provide all materials, just need your time and energy. You will recieve special benefits like special Tee Shirts, pre release and signed items for your help. If interested, send your contact info to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Photo in Easley Progress
April 20, 2011
A live photo of Singer/Guitarist Chuck Chapman was included in the April 13 Edition of The Easley(SC)Progress on Page 11A in a photo montage titled "Highlights of Easley's Spring Fling"
CF to appear at Easley Spring Fling
March 17, 2011
Cartoon Factory is scheduled to appear at Easley, SC's Annual Spring Fling Festival on Sat. April 9th, 2011. They will take the stage at 1:30 pm right before featured act Jack Roper and the Weathermen. Festival runs from 9am-5pm with food, fun, games and live music all day.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
December 24, 2010
We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and look forward to rocking into a brand New Year!
Cartoon Factory signs endorsement deal with Steve Clayton, Inc.
October 2, 2010
The CF has recently entered into an endorsement agreement with Steve Clayton, Inc. for Custom Guitar Picks and Guitar Accessories. "We've been getting our Custom picks for Clayton fo a couple of years now and love 'em, so when they offered an endorsement we jumped on it. Quality products and awesome people to deal with-couldn't ask for a better fit." said singer/guitarist Chuck Chapman. "We're stoked. It's great to have the support of such an awesome company." added bassist Troy Money. Clayton is the maker of quality stock and custom guitar picks and accessories such as straps and polish. Check them out online at www.SteveClayton.com
CF to Headline Friday Night at Upper SC State Fair
August 19, 2010
Cartoon Factory has once again been tabbed to headline Friday night at the Upper SC State Fair. This is the 3rd Consecutive year the band has closed out a Night at the Fair and it's always a blast. "The Fair is always fun and it gives us a chance to play to a younger crowd that can't come to the club shows. I'm looking forward to it!" says Drummer Joseph Tenay. "The big stage by the entrance is really a great exposure point and the Fair does a good job promoting area music in a family-friendly atmosphere." adds frontman Chuck Chapman. Cartoon Factory takes the stage at 10:00 PM on Friday, September 3rd after sets by Lions of Zion at 6pm and Robbie Chambers Scarlett Syndicate at 8.
Unpluuged Show On Tap
July 7, 2010
We will be performing Our first full band "Unplugged" Show, acoustic guitars, no amps, no light show and stripped down drum kit.Show will feature the stories behind some original songs and why we choose certain covers. Should be a very cool, intimate laid back version of our normal show with some added twists.
Joe is "Back from the Dead"
June 18, 2010
Drummer Joseph Tenay is recovering nicely from major surgery to repair a collapsed lung. After being cleared to rehearse the past few weeks, Joe is back from a serious condition and better than ever. "I finally have two good lungs and I'm not out of breath after a set for the first time in a long time." Joe said after a recent session. Joe and the CF will perform "Joe's Back from the Dead" comeback show at Bubba Annie's in Greenville, SC on Friday, June 18 and will start scheduling more gigs for late summer,fall and winter to be announced soon.
Chuck to Perform Solo Acoustic Show
May 13, 2010
Vocalist/Frontman Chuck Chapman will perform his First Ever Solo Acoustic Show on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at House Divided on Woodruff Rd. in Greenville, SC. Come on out and enjoy an intimate evening of acoustic music. This show will feature Chuck's original tunes spanning the past 15 years as well as some unique cover songs and of course quite a few of the Cartoon Factory favorites!
SRO at Bubba Annie's
January 17, 2010
Cartoon Factory would like to thank our fans and Bubba Annie's for a packed house and standing room only show on 1/15. Thanks for a great start to 2010!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
December 16, 2009
The band would like to wish everyone a very Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Holiday and look forward to seeing you all live in 2010!
We're WILD (N' Tame)
November 19, 2009
The Cartoon Factory will be playing the Legendary ESSO CLUB in CLEMSON, SC on Saturday, Nov. 21 immediately following the conclusion of the Clemson-Virginia Football game. This game is for the ACC Atlantic Div. Championship, so the place will be ROCKIN! Come party with us after the big game.
The CF would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to Sir Jim's Mid Morning Madness on Wild N' Tame Radio. Jim picked up a disc at a recent gig and has been giving us mucho airplay on his show! He will be playing us at 11:15 am on Friday, Nov. 20 fo sho he says, so be sure to tune in. the link is: www.wildntameradio.net
We'll also be cutting some promos for Sir Jim & Wild N Tame soon.
Support Jim and WildnTame as they support independent music!
Come as you are..
October 27, 2009
or as whatever else you'd like to be at the COSTUME PARTY at Lil D'z on Friday, October 30th. Audience vote for best costume wins $$$$ and merch! Great music, good times and escapism.. feel the love...
Party like it's 1989!
October 12, 2009
The CF Rocks the Elbow Room in 5 Points in Columbia, SC highlighting our 1980's covers on 80's Nite at the Elbow Room on Wednesday, Oct. 14th. Come on out & party like it's 1989 with us!
Next Page >>
CF Stars at Upper SC State Fair
September 6, 2009
The CF had an awesome turnout for their headline slot at the Upper SC State Fair on Sat., Sept. 5th. Thanks to our fans and the fair crowd that came to see our freak show. The bleachers were full and the aisles were packed with standing room onlys. Looked great to see all those Cartoon Factory T-Shirts peppering the audience. Bright Lights, hot rocking!