Chappie lives in Manhattan, KS and has been playing and performing for over 40 years. He grew up in Salina, KS, and attended Salina Central High School. He then went on to Kansas State and graduated with a degree in German from Marymount College in Salina. His first band, "The Ravin' Blues", got him started in entertainment.
He is currently an account exec. for Eagle Communications in Manhattan. His shows are intended to bring back the memories of the past through music. Chappie toured with the Drifters, Martha and the Vandellas, The Ronettes, The Shirelles, and the Marvelettes in the late 60s.
If you like the Motown hits from the 60's, then Chappie-Live is exactly what you are looking for. In March of 2013 Chappie was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.