Show Me the Way
Bio / Chalmer Lumary Born in El Monte California, raised up in Newport Beach, CA Chalmer at the age of 12 accepted Jesus Christ as his lord and savior, at that time a person at his Church came up and handed him a 12 string guitar and told him God had told him to give Chalmer his guitar, which he insisted that he accept. Chalmer took the guitar, and lessons & eventually learned to play. After moving from that area, Chalmer drifted away from his relationship with Christ. He played in several Garage Punk bands such as Chronic Disorder, The Hated, and Diamond Studs and even his own Lounge Act, which he wore loud smoking jackets and mirror shades while performing Frank Sinatra tunes for punk rock crowds. From 1982 - 1987 Chalmer went on the road as the Bass player and backing vocalist for The Vandals. Which have had several songs that received radio airplay. In between tours and recording he worked doing acting and Movie extra work. Appearing in "Dudes" with John Crier, "Back to the Beach" with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funichello and several extra parts. Needing a change of pace and wanting to settle down with his then girlfriend and now wife of 18 years, Chalmer and Tressa moved to Corona CA, where Chalmer worked in the construction business. Not involved in any type of music at this time, he and Tressa enrolled their daughters Tara and Tierney in Crossroads Christian School, and also started attending Crossroads Christian Church. Chalmer became close friends with the Worship Pastor of Crossroads, Adam Price, Chalmer eventually started singing with the choir and joined the Praise Team at Crossroads and is a regular soloist on Sundays and is rebuilding his relationship with Christ. Chalmer was then asked if he would like to lead the Worship for Crossroads Celebrate Recovery ministry, with the group "Day One". Agreeing to try it for a couple of months he would end up as the lead vocalist for 2 ½ years. Day One, plays every Friday night at Crossroads, they also played at other Church's such as teen challenge in Riverside and Celebrate Recovery at Saddleback Church in Orange County. Chalmer stepped down in 2006 as the singer for Day One, so he could pursue his desire to record a solo CD and spend more time with his family. Chalmer has come full circle, now releasing his own solo CD "Show Me The Way". To Gary at Walnut Valley Christian Church, thanks for listening to God when he told you to give that 12 year old boy your guitar.