15/1/12. Cheynne picked up an old nylon string guitar in his final year of a marketing degree in Sydney much to the dismay of his parents.
Upon discovering three chords (or 4) and the truth through a diet of old delta blues, Bob Marley and old skool Cat Stevens, Cheynne set about writing his own simplistic versions of 'songs' and discovered he had a knack for melody and emotional authenticity.
His second gig saw him perform to 1500 people at a College ball on campus. Three years later he had signed a world wide publishing deal with Warner Chappell, had performed on national television and had started getting radio airplay... A meteoric rise into the heady world of the music industry, it was during this time that Cheynne emerged as a front man for seminal indie acts Mama Bird, Spinifex and later, Wingspan.
An album was recorded in 2003, with the band Wingspan. Management, record contracts, and touring commitments unfolded in quick succession due to the commercial strength of this material but ultimately the band imploded like all good rock and roll clichés in a haze of scandalous deals, legal battles, hidden agendas, dodgy managers and a band dynamic akin to the krakatoa. This was an ambitious beginning described by reviewers at the time as " a special orchestral rock record of rare songwriting genius"....Drum Media. See Other Projects for the reformation of Wingspan as Wild Horse.
Upon moving to Byron Bay in 2006 Cheynne recorded his follow up EP- Return to the Source which received national airplay on ABC and great support locally with Bay FM. Supports with Tex Perkins, Pete Murray kept him in good company and set the stage for his latest offering Firesongs For The Soul EP.