Kevin Chase is an international recording artist, who has come a long way since he grew up on a farm on the Kingston Peninsula in New Brunswick, Canada. When he was a kid, his parents would take him from kitchen party to kitchen party and he early on developed a love for singing and sharing the spotlight with others. Growing up in the country also taught Kevin that you have to work hard to achieve your goals and a healthy respect for the people around you.
While the kitchen parties in the early days can be credited for his love of Country music, his teenage years introduced him to the power and excitement of rock music. It would only be a national transition for Kevin to combine both, when he decided to become a musician and songwriter.
Since he decided to take this step, he has released two critically acclaimed albums, performed at many prestigious festivals and events across Canada, made national TV appearances, received ECMA nominations and had 2 Top 40 hits.
In 2009, Kevin felt the need to expand his career beyond the Canadian borders and signed with a new management company that developed a global vision for him. The recording process for a new album was started with the goal of producing product that would be able to compete internationally at the highest levels.
16 months later, the first test comes in the form of the album’s pre-release through the website MySpace and the power of the internet proves to be a solid start for Kevin’s international career.
Kevin spent 45 consecutive days at # 1 on the Canadian My Space Charts in 2 categories: Indie Country Artist & Overall Country Artist, which includes major label acts. During the same time, Kevin continuously was in the Top 5 songs and was rated the #1 artist in all genres numerous times.
Internationally, he spent the same time frame in the Indie Country Top 20, peaking twice at #9. On the Global Overall Country Top 100, which includes all major label artists, he peaked at #51.
These impressive stats gathered interest from international labels and Kevin signed a deal with AGR/Universal in Europe. The album “Hold On Tight” was released in Europe and the Middle East on July 27th, 2011 to critical acclaim.
Two European compilation discs (by Universal and Sony) followed, featuring Kevin Chase alongside Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan and Billy Currington.
2012 has also started off with a bang: Kevin Chase became the first Western pop/rock/country artist to tour Mainland China and the first Canadian Country artist, along with Melanie Morgan, whom he invited to join him to tour China. The tour was a tremendous success and plans are under way to return to the Far East.
A new single from “Hold On Tight” was released in May with a pre-release of the video for the song exclusively once again on MySpace to introduce the video to mass audiences globally.
This is only the beginning. The world is ready for Kevin Chase. His instantly recognizable voice, the catchy songs and the driving rhythms are appealing to an ever growing number of fans across the globe. He is a man that audiences easily relate to. There are no frills here, nothing to pretend. What you see is what you get. And that is what audiences are liking about Kevin Chase.
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Multi instrumentalist Kevin LeGault is a St. FX University alumni and former music teacher with an incredible long list of accomplishments performing with a variety of original bands and artists in every nook and cranny of his native Canada.
His influences include a number of southern fried rock and classic rock bands, as well as jazz and folk.
Kevin originally joined Kevin's band as the bass player and he contributed greatly to the "Hold On Tight" CD with arrangements, bass, background vocals and some guitar parts. He was promoted to the lead guitar position in 2011.
Graeme McCausland is one of Canada's best keyboard players.
At the young age of 16, he consistently blew musician's minds by playing Rick Wakeman's "6 Wives of Henry the 8th" complex keyboard arrangements from memory. He hasn't looked back since.
Besides being a family man, Graeme continuously is in demand as a session player for live touring and recording artists. His travels have taken him over various continents in the past 10 years.
He has been a constant in Kevin Chase's band for the past 3 years.
Johnny Cool (Collier) is an award winning bass player that has spent over two decades as one of the most in demand session players on Canada's East Coast.
He has an extensive touring and studio history that covers every imaginable musical style.
Along with drummer Allison Hovey, Johnny Cool provides the solid background required for Kevin's songs.
Frankie Robichaud is a young guitar player that draws his influences from the rock, blues and country worlds.
This is Frankie's second stint with Kevin Chase. Originally, Frankie was the only guitar player (besides Kevin Chase), handling all of the lead guitar work. When the band was expanded after the recording of "Hold On Tight", Frankie was invited to re-join the band and now, he and Kevin LeGault share the lead guitar and harmonized lead guitar duties, giving the live band a much richer sound.
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All 3 of Kevin's albums are now available on Rdio. If you are unfamiliar with Rdio, it is a subscription music service that has the largest selection of music on the planet. For 10 bucks a month, you can not only listen to all of Kevin's, but also all of your other favorite artists. Rdio comes with a 7 day free trial, so you can test drive it. You can also follow Kevin on Rdio and share music with him. Very cool indeed. We'll meet you there.
The new single "Lonesome Ornery & Mean" is featured on a new Sony compilation "Hot & New Country 4" in Germany, Australia & Switzerland. This time, the compilation also features Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Eric Church & others.
Kevin Chase is releasing a new single along with a new video for the song “Lonesome, Ornery & Mean” from the album “Hold On Tight” on Friday, May 18th, 2012. In an exclusive world-wide deal, the video for “Lonesome, Ornery & Mean” will be pre-released on MySpace on Monday, May 14th and featured on MySpace’s home page. “Lonesome is one of those great songs that has been around for a long time,” says Chase. “I first heard it on a Waylon Jennings Greatest Hits album and have loved it ever since.”
The song was given a complete overhaul and remade with a much rockier edge. It has been a part of the Kevin Chase live shows for a while and has proven to be an audience favorite. “It’s a great song to jam out on live,” says Chase. “It has become an ever evolving animal. The band and I are having a blast playing this live every night and it makes the blood pump through your veins.”
Kevin Chase and fellow Country singer Melanie Morgan are teaming up to be the first Canadian Country Music artists to tour China this coming March. The introductory tour, which takes place in soft seat theatres introduces the Canadian musicians to the vastly growing Asian market in an effort to establish a touring circuit in China for years to come. This is also the very first time that any Western pop/rock/country act is touring Mainland China. Stops on this tour incluce Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Changsha, Wuhan and Shanghai.
Kevin Chase is being featured on the best selling compilation series “New and Hot Country Music, Volume 3”, which was released in Germany, Switzerland and Austria on September 30th. The first two volumes of the series became instant best sellers and Volume 3 is on target to reach similar sales volumes with reports of many stores being sold out of the disc. The compilation features Shania Twain’s new single “Today is Your Day” as being available for the first time on a physical CD, besides digital downloads. Kevin Chase is proving to be an artist to look out for on the international stage, as he is in good company sharing the compilation withShania, as well as Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan and Billy Currington.