Saturday, March 23, 2013

Talkin’ Cheese with Chaz Molins

The following is an excerpt from articles originally found on

Twenty years ago, University of Delaware student Chaz Molins was the original bass player in Tommy Conwell’s Young Rumblers. Fans affectionately tagged the trio… Ham (Tommy Conwell), Fish (Brad Fish), and Cheese (Chaz Molins).
Although not a member of Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers during its impressive run at fame and record deals, bass player, turned counselor, Charles Molins, reflects on his early years.

Did you ever think that Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers would be remembered after two decades?

I recognized Tommy’s guitar virtuosity and always figured he would be like a Stevie Ray Vaughan-type guitar hero.

I guess Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers sounded more rock n’ roll than Ham Fish + Cheese?

Originally the band was called Tommy Conwell’s Young Rumblers. Tommy figured that many of his fans from his previous band, Rockett 88, would recognize his name and come check us out. The Rumblers came from the Link Wray instrumental, Rumble. We would open every set with it; it was a good sound check song. Bass and drums start the song. Tommy would usually be off stage. Then as the guitar part would crescendo, Tommy would make his entrance.  

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