Dean brings such amazing, positive energy to the band. His attitude, skill and professionalism are tremendous assets along with his abilties as a drummer. Not only is he a pleasure to work with but he is just a great person and he makes UNDERCOVER better with every performance!
Dean has been performing for decades with many accomplished acts including Into the Arena, as well as original acts Chronic Groove, Negative 13, Camp Element & Downside. Dean has had the opportunity to tour with bands who have opened up for some of the country's most popular bands through the years such as: Kid Rock, Bif Naked, Murphy’s Law, Living Colour , RUN DMC, Coal Chamber, Orange 9mm, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Papa Roach, 40 Below Summer, 36 Crazyfists to name a few. His musical career started taking off at the age of 21 when he began touring with Chronic Groove, who toured on the 1997 Vans Warped Tour. Dean has been influenced by many different styles of music from Hip Hop, rock, metal and everything else in between. Some of his biggest musical influences are Buddy Rich, one of history's most prolific drummers from the big band era, Stewart Copeland of the Police, Gil Sharone, John & Jason Bonham to name a few. But the biggest influence that Dean would like to thank is his family, not just from a musical standpoint but also for the encouragement to be the person that he is today.
The FRIENDS and FANS
UNDERCOVER has been fortunate to with stand so many years of performing. We hope to continue to grow and evolve and always try to find time between tours to learn new songs to play for our returning friends and fans! Thank you to all of you for being there for us and for your constant support. Without you, clubs and bars would not hire us no matter how good we thought we were... We NEED our fans and friends and we hope to continue to grow our fans into our friends as we continue to tour to new towns and new places and find new people and new faces. But we cannot thank all of you enough and know we are aware of your vital role in all our performances! We Love you!
CHUCK "Cheese" SLOAN
Drums / Percussion
Chuck "Cheese" Sloan performed music with JJ for 25 years and with JJ & Barron for almost 20 years until he lost his life in a tragic accident on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 while driving to work.
Cheese was more than our drummer. He was our friend, our family. Although we still perform, not a show goes by without us remembering him as we quote his favorite phrases and utter his meaningful mumbling.
Charles Beatty Sloan Jr. was a Latrobe native, he was accepted into Berkley for his perfect meter and solid beats. He performed in all versions of UNDERCOVER over the years.
Always consistent, powerfully precise, the left -handed drumming Cheese always pushed to keep the show on track from behind his custom dw kit.
We will miss him...
Thank you for reading our Bios Page and as aways,
"We'll see you at the Show!"