Chip & The Charge Ups arrived like a bolt of lightning!
Formed by the unique father-daughter team of Chip Dominick & then 16-year old Maleena, Pittsburgh’s Chip & The Charge Ups quickly created an electrifying buzz. The band performed its first shows at some of the East Coast’s fastest-growing music festivals. They’ve also opened for a variety of national acts including Dirty Honey, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), and YouTube sensation, Liliac.
Chip & The Charge Ups are:
• Chip Dominick: Lead vocals & guitar
• Maleena: Lead vocals & bass
• Jeff DiPerna: Drums & backing vocals
• DJ Carothers: Guitar
Chip & The Charge Ups call their music “electrifying East Coast power pop” - a modern, poppy hard rock sound peppered with reckless punk. The band captivates audiences with several distinctive elements. Those elements include infectious songs, a swaggy wardrobe, fun choreography, and ingenious mashups. In fact, the aforementioned Nita Strauss called Chip & The Charge Ups’ Green Day/Poison mashup, “Good Riddance, Fallen Angel,” the “most creative mashup of cover songs I’ve ever heard.”
Chip & The Charge Ups’ debut single, “The Ol’ Two Niner,” has been an enduring staple on WDVE, an iconic radio station in Pittsburgh. The station uses the song as intro music for legendary Pittsburgh Penguins player and current radio announcer, Phil Bourque, when he makes his weekly morning show appearances. The band’s two albums - Flow of the Current, Part I (+) and Flow of the Current, Part II (-) - were critically acclaimed by international music media, garnering comments such as:
• “Full of hooks and youthfully heartfelt lyrics” – Pittsburgh Current
• “The Ol’ Two-Niner” is a “big, chugging rocker” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
• “Fantastic songs, full of very pop hooks” – Iron City Rocks
• “Brings a smile to your face” – Power Play Rock & Metal Magazine
• Chip & The Charge Ups are “looking to tug heart strings and get brain gears turning” – Beaver County Times • Chip & The Charge Ups is a “fun, larger-than-life rock-n-roll band” – Start The Beat w/ SIKES
• “An in-your-face power pop sound featuring catchy hooks” – HughShows
In late 2019, Chip & The Charge Ups released a Pittsburgh-themed holiday song, “Black and Gold Christmas.” The song and its accompanying music video captured the hearts of nearly everyone in the band’s hometown. The song was featured on two network television stations, put into rotation on three radio stations, reviewed by countless print and online publications, and received over 100,000 views of its music video on Facebook. The song features a diverse cast of vocalists paying homage to the Steel City, including Liz Berlin of triple-platinum recording artists, Rusted Root.
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