Well folks, after months of negotiations I’ve finally been granted my UK visa! I’m still working on the work permit thing but I figure I’m gonna be driving around on my boat anyways, so who cares right? So, to fill you in a little bit on me…my name is Chuck, Chuck Ship and I was born in Beaver Colorado to a long line of Ships back in ‘61… or was it ’51?? I had an interesting upbringing… my mother was an ‘artistic dancer’ (or at least that’s what she told me) meanwhile my father followed a much more righteous path, that of the Lord. You can see how a young boy would be confused…
Anyways, I tried the holy path for a time indeed for a number of years I was known as the Reverend Chuck Ship, until I found another kind of fulfilment with numerous members of the congregation…I must have misunderstood the good book, I thought the big man was all about ‘love’ so I thought I’d spread mine around a little bit. It turns out my love was strong as about a year after I was run out of town I got word that there was 6 or 7 mini ships continuing to uphold the family reputation. Suffice to say Beaver don’t like me much.
OK, so let’s skip forward about 30 years…in that time I’ve done all kinds of stuff, indeed for a few years in the early 80’s I was one of the world’s leading hired hands and by that I mean I was hand model. You’ve probably seen my hand in so many places you don’t even know. Sadly, all good things come to an end and in ‘85 my hand modelling days came to a gruesome end in a bizarre cheese grating accident involving some over hard cheddar and Boston’s More Than Feeling. I find it difficult to talk about, but anyway I was living in Miami at the time (it’s where all the best hand models lived) and I became a bit of a face on the scene as my hand got me in everywhere… it was my ticket to good times, fame and fortune.
I remember Don Johnson said to me once ‘that’s the best damn hand I’ve ever seen’. He actually liked my hand so much that I ended up as his hand’s stunt double for the entire final season of Miami Vice. Tubbs was a big fan of my hand too, so much so that he used to lend me his boat which is sort of how I got into this whole Yacht Rock thing. I’d cruise around the coast of Miami playing my music real loud - stuff like Journey, the Doobies, Toto, Christopher Cross and before you knew it I was stopping off and picking people up and hell Yacht Rock was born.
Honestly folks I got so much more to tell you but the boss man over at Planet Rock told me to keep it short, so I guess the best thing is for y’all to check out my show which is gonna be broadcasting from international waters every Saturday night from 9pm (that’s 4am on the West Coast).
If you like smooth rock sounds and a good time then you need to be on board the SS Good Times with me, your captain…Chuck Ship.