Chuck Dobbins

What band(s) are you currently in? Have been in, in the past?

Currently I play drums for The Hellfire Club. Some bands I’ve been in have been Aleister Wild, FMA,. Half Cocked, Sunset Riot, Vengeant and Shame

What is it about the Pittsburgh Scene that keeps you making the trek back from OH?

One thing that keeps bringing me to the Pittsburgh music scene is my singer is from PA. Generally though, the people still go out and listen to music and enjoy it. There’s still a music community.

What has been the best night that you’ve had as a musician?

Haha !! Man,. Best night is tough to narrow down. In Aleister Wild, We played the DMZ in S Korea on the 4th of July. Pretty cool. In Sunset Riot, like 20 women came in and jumped up on stage and started dancing while we played. Made $2000 that night. Allotta fun nights, but those two stick out a little.

What advice would you give to someone trying to start a band today?

My advice for bands nowadays…..keep a job and keep honing your craft, maybe one-day someone will notice,

What is one thing that you fans would be surprised to know about you?

People might be surprised to know I didn’t start playing drums till I was 31

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About the Author
Bill is a teacher by day and webmaster by night. Bill started working with bands and their online presence in 1995. He founded AK Music Scene in February of 2004 and the Pennsylvania Rock Show followed shortly after in September of 2004. In October of 2016, he founded Podcast your Scene Bill hopes that his websites help the bands around the world get their music heard. Unsigned music creates signed music, and there are a lot of bands out there that deserve a shot at that. In late 2017, Bill started his 4th unsigned music website, www.buildthescene.com