Coffeehouse Heroes is comprised of three experienced musicians that bring a wide variety of acoustic, classic rock, folk, indie, alternative and original music together to create a great listening experience. Lead guitarist Dave Sandridge has been playing guitar for over 20 years and brings a classic rock, blues and jazz sound to the group. Vocalist Chelsea Landrum who has performed as a singer for Drum Corps International competitions brings newer music, her youthful energy, dynamic vocal abilities and musical talents to the team. Lastly, singer-songwriter Vincent Mark brings his background in classical guitar, Folk, Indie and Alternative music. Together they create a perfect sound for everything from a relaxing Coffeehouse performance or corporate event to a lively private party or bar room sing-along type show.
NOTE: Coffeehouse Heroes is able to flex for special events and can be booked to perform as a Solo Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter, Duet, or with enough notice can add Cello and Violin. The original Coffeehouse Heroes trio will often perform with special guest musicians and singers.
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Surrounded with music and filled with a desire to perform since a young age, Chelsea is definitely no stranger to the stage. Having truly found her voice (pun intended) during high school at solo and ensemble competitions she enjoyed the experience but was ready to expand on this challenge. This led Chelsea to tour with Guardians Drum & Bugle Corps as a featured vocalist while she was in college. Through the Drum Corps International competitions she was introduced to new sounds and styles of music. While Chelsea has been playing flute for 9 years she also, in her own words, “dabbles in piano, guitar, and ukulele”. Chelsea has been performing vocally for over 10 years, and looks forward to singing for many more.
Musical Influences include Liszt Hale from Halestorm, Stevie Nicks, Amy Winehouse and Metric.
Like a lot of guitar players, Dave started out on classical guitar at age 9, but he quickly transitioned to rock. Although most of his playing has centered on rock, he also incorporates blues and jazz into his playing style. He has been performing with a variety of musical groups over the past 15 years.
Musical Influences in his own words “are too many to mention”.
"Old Soldiers never die, they just keep making great music"... A Soldier for most of his life & current Acoustic Artist, Vincent Mark is an independent Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist.
From hotels in Paris, to pubs in the English Midlands to Liberia, West Africa, South Texas and even Afghanistan, Singer-Songwriter Vincent Mark has played in some amazing places. From 2011 till 2015 Vincent was a regular in the weekend acoustic, alternative and folk music scene in the San Antonio area and was the monthly host for Open Mic night in the Café at HEB's Central Market. Over the last 10 years, he has lived in Italy, Afghanistan, San Antonio, Liberia (West Africa), Washington, D.C. and is now back in San Antonio. He currently has two CD’s (Wine by the Fire & Busting Bubbles) available for purchase on all major music platforms.
As a member of Coffeehouse Heroes, Vincent is focusing on live performance and writing and recording new music with his fellow bandmates.
Musical influences on his life span from Rush, Pink Floyd, Aimee Mann, The Dangerous Summer, Jim Croce, the Ting Tings, The Sundays, Lucy Rose, Snow Patrol and indie artists, and musical friends Dan Cropper, Laura Ellement of the Stafford, England based bands Don’t Call Me Ishmael and The Taskers and Alie Cotter of SKIES band also from England. "Music is a huge part of my life and helps me stay balanced”.