Chevelle Bassist Dean Bernardini To Depart Band At The End Of The Year

Jason Bulinger for Alternative Revolt

Chevelle bassist Dean Bernardini has announced that he will “take a break from the road” after year’s shows. Bernardini has been with Chevelle since 2005.

Bernardini is also a visual artist and woodworker, and has painted the covers of Chevelle’s 2009 release “Sci-Fi Crimes” and 2012’s “Stray Arrows: A Collection of Favorites”. Dean also builds custom furniture for his clientele in the Chicago area. The Wooden Relic is his online store and gallery where he showcases his works.

Bernardini: “To all my dedicated friends/fans: It is with a heavy heart that I have decided I will be taking a break from the road to spend some much needed time at home with my family. I consider myself lucky to have been a part of Chevelle & have shared the stage with such incredible musicians.

“These past 15 years & 6 albums have been amazing to be a part of. I will continue to work on my passion of music in some form or another & continue to put time into my art & furniture business at home. I will be finishing out this years remaining shows on stage with my brothers and band mates. For updates on what’s going on in my world go to www.thewoodenrelic.com”