The Chameleons (known as The Chameleons UK in the United States) are an English post-punk new wave band that were formed in Middleton, Greater Manchester in 1981. The band originally consisted of singer and bassist Mark Burgess, guitarist Reg Smithies, guitarist Dave Fielding and drummer John Lever (replacing original drummer Brian Schofield). The core quartet were sometimes augmented live by keyboardists Alistair Lewthwaite and Andy Clegg in the 1980s, and percussionist-vocalist Kwasi Asante during their reunion period (ex-Magazine drummer Martin Jackson also briefly replaced Lever during 1982–83 while the latter was on sabbatical).
Burgess alone continues to play Chameleons songs live under the name Chameleons Vox (or Chameleons V).
The Chameleons were formed in Middleton, England in 1981 by Mark Burgess (vocals, bass guitar), Reg Smithies (guitar), Dave Fielding (guitar) and Brian Schofield (drums).