You ask why is this band in our website, because they are from Detroit. Well, they are in it because they played a lot at the Bavarian Inn on Bridge St. Grand Rapids.
Re: CHOPPER-the band & the guy
Chopper was a 300 lb. monster drummer and singer, real name: Jim Eschenbrunner, (phonetic spelling). First met him in Saginaw, early 70s, when were in house bands across town from each other. Jim was with the City Limits, (Shorty Brewington-(bass & trumpet), Dennis Collins, (guitar & valve trombone) John MacDonald, (guitar & tenor sax) Phil Messerly on B-3. When the Limits imploded, Chopper moved to Lansing to assemble his own eponymous group, funk rockers with, (believe or not) a swing era floor show, complete with top hats and tuxes. Outrageous sure, but it was the 70s, you could play any damn thing as long as you filled the house, and they did. Jim died much too young, heart trouble. A great guy, great player, a great loss. Doug Allyn