Kris Schnebelen is a Kansas City, MO native and comes from a family with no shortage of musical talent. As a kid growing up, Kris’ Mom was a popular singer in the Kansas City area and she performed together with Kris’ Father who was also a well known guitarist around KC. They played around their home state of MO. and did some touring around surrounding states as well. At the age of 12 Kris got his first drum kit as a gift from his parents. He began practicing, and jamming with his parents whenever he could. Kris’ brother Nick, and sister Danielle were also following on the heels of their parents. Nick was already becoming an accomplished guitar player, and sister Danielle would soon be discovering her voice as a vocalist and following in her Mother’s footsteps. In 2002 Kris, with his brother and sister Nick and Danielle, started his first band Trampled Under Foot. TUF spent the next 2 years playing gigs between Kansas City and Philadelphia, (Nick’s home since 1998). In 2004 Kris moved to Philadelphia to pursue music full time with his family. TUF began playing gigs and touring, and would end up becoming a very popular band around Philly and beyond. In 2006 they all relocated back home to Kansas City and continued to tour and record. TUF won several notable awards during their time together. Among one of their biggest accomplishments, Trampled Under Foot performed at the prestigious 2008 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. and took home first place! In 2014, and after spending more than 10 successful years with TUF, Kris decided to leave the band to explore different opportunities. In 2014-2015 Kris played with a few different acts including touring with Albert Castiglia, and recording and playing for Amanda Fish, and Lauren Anderson. Through mutual friend Albert Castiglia, Kris was introduced to Sean Chambers. Kris signed on as the full time drummer for The Sean Chambers Band in January of 2016!
Kris' current touring gear includes,
DW Maple Mahogany drum set. White Glass finish.
8"x10" Remo Clear Pinstripe top, Ambassador clear bottom
10"x12" Remo Clear Pinstripe top, Ambassador clear bottom
13"x15" Remo Clear Pinstripe top, Ambassador clear bottom
14"x22" Fiberskin front, Coated Powerstroke batter
DW Collectors Steel Snare
Remo CS top
Remo Ambassador Snare bottom
Sabian HHX 19 crash, Sabian HHX 20 crash, Sabian HHX Evo 14' HH, Sabian Prototype 16 crash, Sabian Prototype 20 Ride.
Vic Ferth 2B