Chappell

Playing 2019

Chappell - Artimus and Chris Pyle

About Chappell

In 2014 father and son joined forces to cultivate a sound that could only be created through loss, struggle and the love of rhythm. Chris Pyle and his father Artimus Pyle, drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006) have come together to form Chappell….whose music can only be described as Southern Fried Tribal Boogie!!

Chris worked as his father’s Drum Tech on the Skynyrd Tribute Tour, drummed for Royal Trux and traveled through India and Africa absorbing the roots of rhythm. After years of drumming for multiple working bands Chris has stepped out front to sing his songs. The heart of Chappell’s music comes from his unique perspective of growing up in the trenches of rock and roll to dodging Molotov cocktails in Jerusalem, Israel.

Chappell is:
Artimus Pyle – Drums
Chris Pyle – Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Craig Boykin – Bass
Matt Lane – Lead Guitar
Owen Aschoff – Percussion



What Passengers Think

If you love music the way we do, then this is the cruise for you! It is a marathon of bands playing at all times till at least 2 am. Always something to do, no down time just dance dance dance! The people on the cruise are so much fun as well as the musicians whom are always willing to strike a pose! We have met incredible people and made some amazing friends . My only complaint is that the cruise ends 🙁  Nobody wants to get off the ship, just stay on and watch bands forever! We are Rock Legends Cruisers for Life!

Gemma, RLCVI Gemma, RLCVI

We signed up for our first RLC Cruise (VI) 15 months in advance and counted down the days the entire time. I worried myself that it couldn’t possibly meet my own mountain-high expectations after that long wait. It absolutely did. Every band that we saw played at an amazing level (and some of them are over 70!). And they cared. These groups love playing this gig. It shows.

The ship and its crew were wonderful. Food was good. We had great weather. And to top it off, the people are amazing! Such a beautiful, hip, relaxed and respectful gathering of rock fanatics. This is truly my tribe and my vibe.

Can’t make RLC VII unfortunately but we’re just waiting for the announcement for RLC VIII later this year. This cruise is rock’s best kept secret.

Peter, New RLC Patron of Rock Peter, New RLC Patron of Rock