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Jesse Chong hails from the resort town of Virginia Beach, Virginia and is a master of the game in his hometown. His dedication and unfaltering work ethic make him the most sought after artist in the region and affords him a lifestyle centered on music. Jesse performs as a solo artist as well as with a 4 piece band covering a range of genres- including blues, bluegrass, reggae, and funk. Jesse's eclectic sound draws comparisons to artists such as Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, John Mayer, and Keller Williams.

Jesse is 27 years old and has been playing paid gigs since the age of 13. His talent and professionalism have made him the first call artist to open for world-class performers as well as headline his citys biggest festivals. Jesse's broad appeal has allowed him to open for classic rockers such as Steely Dan, John Fogerty, Leon Russell and The Neville Brothers, country stars such as Willie Nelson and Brad Paisley, reggae greats such as Steel Pulse, Israel Vibration, and the Wailers, jambands such as Dark Star Orchestra, Perpetual Groove, and RAQ, and also pop artists such as Maroon 5, Norah Jones, Emerson Hart, and INXS. Jesse has performed for thousands of people and wins audiences with impeccable musicianship and excellent songwriting.  

Recently the Jesse Chong Band was given the Best Live Performance award from Portfolio Weekly Magazine, a local magazine based in Southeastern, VA, and Jesse is also honored with the title of Best Acoustic Act. These accolades were won by maintaining a fervent fan base that continues to expand.  

In every city that Jesse Chong plays he is received enthusiastically and he strives to duplicate his hometown success regionally and nationally.

Print Song List

Alice in Chains- Nutshell

Allman Brothers- Melissa, Midnight Rider

B.B. King- Thrill Is Gone

Band- The Weight, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Beatles- Across the Universe, All You Need is Love, Blackbird, Come Together, Help, In My Life, Let It Be, ObladiOblada, Penny Lane

Ben Harper- Burn One Down, Excuse Me Mister, Steal My Kisses

Bill Withers- Ain't No Sunshine, Use Me

Black Crows- Hard to Handle

Bob Dylan- Blowin in the Wind, I Shall Be Released, Knockin on Heavens Door, Like a Rolling Stone, Tangled up in Blue

Bob Marley- Bend Down Low, Coming in from the Cold, Concrete Jungle, Crazy Baldheads, Easy Skankin, Exodus, Forever Loving Jah, Get Up Stand Up, I Shot the Sheriff, Jammin', Johnny Was, Mellow Mood, No Woman No Cry, One Drop, Redemption Song, Roots Rock Reggae, She's Gone, Soul Rebel, Stir it Up, Stop that Train, Talkin Blues, Them Belly Full, Three Little Birds, Time Will Tell, Trenchtown Rock, Turn Your Lights Down Low, Wait in Vain

Buffet- Margaritaville, Pirate Looks at 40

Cat Stevens- Wild World

Cheap Trick- I Want You to Want Me

Clapton- Before You Cuse Me, Layla, Old Love, Running On Faith, Sunshine of Your Love, Tears in Heaven, Wonderful Tonight

Coldplay- Spider Webs

Dave Matthews- Ants Marching, Crash, Crush, Space Between, Stay or Leave, Tripping Billies

David Gray- Sail Away, This Years Love

Denver- Country Roads

Doors- Love Me Two Times Baby, People Are Strange, Roadhouse Blues

Eagles- Hotel California

Earth Wind & Fire- Shining Star

Elvis- Hound Dog, Cant Help Falling In Love

Eric Clapton- Change the World

Erykah Badu- On and On

Etta James- How High the Moon

Fleetwood Mac- Landslide

Garcia Grisman- Shady Grove

Grateful Dead- Althea, Bid You Goodnight, Birdsong, Casey Jones, Cassidy, Deep Ellem Blues, Dire Wolf, Eyes the World, Fire on the Mountain, Franklins Tower, Friend of the Devil, Iko Iko, Jack Straw, Mission in the Rain, My Brothers and Sisters, New Minglewood Blues, Not Fade Away, Ramble on Rose, Ripple, Scarlet Begonias, Shakedown Street, Sugaree, Tennessee Jed

Green Day- Basketcase

Incubus- Drive

Jack Johnson- Bubbletoes, Flake, Upside Down

James Taylor- Fire and Rain, How Sweet it Is

Jeff Buckley- Hallelujah

Jimi Hendrix- All Along the Watchtower, Angel, Fire, Hey Joe, Little Wing, Purple Haze, Red House, Wind Cries Mary

Jimmy Cliff- Harder They Come

John Lennon- Imagine

John Mayer- Your Body is a Wonderland

Johnny Cash- Folsom Prison Blues, Grey Stone Chapel, Long Black Veil, Boy Named Sue, Ring of Fire

Kenney Chesney- Never Wanted Nothing More

Kingston Trio- Scotch & Soda

Labelle- Lady Marmelade

Led Zeppelin- Babe Im Gonna Leave You

Led Zeppelin- Whole Lotta Love

Lynyrd Skynrd- Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird

Macy Gray- I Try

Marvin Gaye- Lets Get it On, Mercy Me, Whats Going On

Men at Work- Land Down Under

Musical Youth- Pass The Dutchie

Neil Young- Harvest Moon, Needle and the Damage Done

New Republic- Apologize

Nirvana- About a Girl

Norah Jones -Dont Know Why

Paul Simon -Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, Me and Julio, Mrs. Robinson

Pearl Jam -Black

Peter Frampton -Baby I Love Your Way

Peter Gabriel -In Your Eyes

Peter Tosh -You Cant Blame the Youth

Pink Floyd -Wish You Were Here

Platters -Only You

Police -De Do Do Do De Da Da Da, Dont Stand So Close to Me, Every Little Thing, Message in a Bottle, Walking on the Moon, Roxanne

Radiohead -Karma Police

Ramones -I Wanna Be Sedated

Ray Charles -Georgia On My Mind, Drown in My Own Tears

Ray Parker Jr. -Ghostbusters

Red Hot Chili Peppers -Breaking the Girl, Under the Bridge

Rick James -Mary Jane

Rod Stewart -Have I Told You Lately

Rolling Stones -Brown Sugar

Sade -By Your Side

Sarah MacLachlan -Building a Mystery

SRV -Pride and Joy, Texas Flood

Steel Pulse -Chant a Psalm, Roller-Skates, Your House

Steve Miller -The Joker

Stevie Wonder -Boogie On Reggae Woman, Cherie Amor, I Wish, Signed Sealed Delivered

Sting -Englishman in New York, Fields of Gold, Heavy Cloud No Rain, ts Probably Me, Shape of My Heart, Seven Days

STP -Plush

Sublime -40 Oz. to Freedom, Badfish, Crazy Fools, Doing Time, Dont Push, Hold Me, Pool Shark, Rivers of Babylon, Santeria, Saw Red, Smoke Two Joints, Stand by Me, Summertime, What I Got, Wrong Way

Third World -1865 (96 Degrees)

TLC -Waterfalls

Tom Petty -Mary Janes Last Dance, American Girl

Tommy Tutone -867-5309 Jenny

Tosh -Legalize It

U2 -All I Want is You, One, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Sweetest Thing

Van Morrison -And it Stoned Me, Brown-Eyed Girl, Crazy Love, Into the Mystic, Moondance, Wild Night

Violent Femmes -Blister in the Sun

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