Chase was born in New York and grew up in Paris, France, which influenced his love for art, poetry, literature, and croissants.
“Growing up I learned 5 languages to varying degrees of proficiency. I speak French fluently but I am most proud of Spanish because I learned it primarily by listening repeatedly to audiobooks of “Harry Potter” until my parents wanted to throttle me.” says Chase.
“Foremost, I am not linear. I love creativity and have always been inspired to add, change or modify things I find interesting. From early on I was always drawn to music, acting, creative writing, filmmaking, and art. I have acted in films, performed in Musical Theatre, Busk in London, and was even a virtual character in the video game Beyond: Two Souls.
After a stint with the National Youth Theatre he discovered he had a baritone singing voice. Vocal lessons started in earnest until his parents decided to pack him off to boarding school in Cumbria. "A beautiful place, rather remote, but where I could study what I wanted - literature, art, and drama. It was an absolute revelation to me that this was even possible", says Chase
He found a growing passion to compose music and write songs. He taught himself music theory, dropped art and managed to get into Brunel University where he graduated with a degree in Music Composition.
The falling of a Leaf
"His story is positively amazing, so incredibly well-written and so moving.
Had I not known that it was written by someone sixteen going on seventeen (I feel a tune coming on) it would not have surprised me to find it in a literary publication. In the United States, and I imagine this is true in Great Britain as well, there are schools that would look at the sum total of his creative talents, see an emerging talent and work to nurture it." -
Bill Luckey Publisher Executive Editor, Children’s Books, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
"It’s been a busy life, but it’s no wonder that his music is bursting with optimism and energy despite the haunting melodic invention of You Don’t Need to Cry Anymore."
"It really is a wonderful track that pulls you in and wraps itself around like you a hug from a long-missed friend." Richard Dowling, Fresh Faves Nov 8, 2016
"I can say with confident, genuine and welcome invigoration that Chase is everything you do not expect. His semi-baritone operatic depths could deceive you into thinking you are hearing a seasoned veteran vocalist the 40 something age mark, but this rare talent is barely pushing 21". Hayes FM Hughie Dixon,
Jammerzine - Jan 15 2017
Win the War Tomorrow - Frontpage feature. Read here.
Indie Music Plus - Dec 30 2016
Review of Win the War Tomorrow. Chuffed to be compared to Morrissey, Michael Buble & Cold Play. View on Youtube 3:20min - 9:45min
Chase is finishing a Masters in Music Production at York University.
Chase produces haunting, lush, and moody songs about love and hope writes orchestral works and to relax he draws, studies video animation, creates virtual worlds and languages and dreams of croissants.
Many thanks to following stations supporting Little Locked up Merseygold One - Liverpool / The Discover Music Radio Show / 96.1FM The Source - Cornwall / Sonic Breakfast - Leicester.
Had a great interview with the brilliant Bill Everatt of Celtic Radio on Oct 14 . Talked about growing up in Paris and he played Little Locked Up. Listen below: