Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express to Headline Rent Party in Maplewood October 12

From Rent Party:

If you’ve lost your faith in rock and roll and want to get it back, give us a shot.

Rent Party announced that Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, plus special guests the Marco Ranieri Band, will play the Woodland on October 12, 2018. Doors open at 8:00 pm and tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets at

“We’re excited to have singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet in Maplewood on the Rent Party stage! This is going to be an amazing show-one you definitely don’t want to miss,” said Rent Party Founder Chris Dickson. Rent Party is a live concert series in South Orange and Maplewood New Jersey; proceeds from the shows help fight hunger in the local community. The shows are held at the Woodland located at 60 Woodland Road, in Maplewood, New Jersey.

If anyone was born with a rock and roll heart, it’s San Francisco’s Chuck Prophet. Performing, recording and producing since 1985, Chuck Prophet is touring behind what is about his thirteenth solo album, Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins, which had the highest first-week sales numbers of a decades-long career.

Originally from Southern California, Chuck Prophet moved to the San Francisco Bay Area as a teenager and recorded eight revered albums with the band Green on Red before he was twenty years old. Since then he has recorded over a dozen solo albums in addition to working as a singer and songwriter, guitarist, bandleader and collaborator with artists as diverse as Cake, Kim Carnes, Solomon Burke and Alejandro Escovedo. He has songwriting ingenuity and a love of robust, pop-savvy rock and soul music that he never fails to bring to his live show.

It is hard to put Chuck Prophet in a box, but a few have tried:

  • He’s a throwback who believes two guitars, bass, drums and a sense of humor make for great music, and he’s right. – Associated Press
  • Prophet’s new album feels like riding shotgun down some mythic highway with a rock true believer. – NPR First Listen
  • Prophet delivers with quixotic swagger and declamatory sneer. –MOJO
  • Prophet is gifted with the ability to write killer songs that tackle difficult issues and struggles whether social, political or personal yet always tinged with humor and an ‘let’s get on with it folks and try and treasure the good moments’ attitude. – Lonesome Highway
  • A triple-threat ability—excellent songwriter, killer lead guitarist, charismatic frontman—AOL Spinner

The Marco Ranieri Band, local to Maplewood, will open the show.  Marco Ranieri said, “I’ve been a Chuck Prophet fan since the 80s and have seen him play in San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia and even Rome, Italy. I’m spreading the word to everyone I see that you need to get to this show. Chuck Prophet is a guitar player equal to any and with his band the Mission Express, he will deliver a live show you will not forget. And of course, we plan to do the same, so come early and catch our set.”

Coldwell Banker proudly presents this Rent Party Production that is sponsored by the Maplewood Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs. 

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Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

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