Joined Jul 2 2011
19 years old
Chase Kroesche – Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, Actor.
He’s performed on stage with rock legendsNapoleon Murphy Brock and Earl Slick, and as a member of the School of RockWest Coast Touring All Stars. Chase and his band, VIA, were judged one of thebest teen bands in America in 2011 at the National SchoolJam USA Battle-of-theBands, judged by, among others, Kevin Lyman of Vans Warped Tour. The BerkleeCollege of Music awarded him two summer scholarships and, at the Peaks JazzFestival in Utah, he walked away with solo and combo honors. Chase just he’sabout to released first EP with more than a half dozen of his originalsongs. And, he’s only 19.
Chase is a natural on stage, energetic, engagingand magnetic. He can bring an audience to its feet with his vocals and guitarwork on his rock originals, Lay Down and The Good Life. Or he canreach their hearts with his original love ballad, Write You a Love Song.Chase loves his audience and the stage, is a polished professional, and alwaysbrings the best out of his band. As Chase will tell you, the music “is what it’s about.”
Menzie Pittman, founder of the ContemporaryMusic Center in Virginia, said Chase’s “vocal ability, combined with his guitarwork and his charisma, are a hard combination to beat.” Pittman was a member ofthe judging panel at the 2011 SchoolJam Battle-of-the-Bands competition inDowntown Disney, where Chase and his band, VIA, were selected as the third bestteen band in America.
When he began working with Los Angeles vocalcoach Lisa Popeil, she asked him what he wanted out of music. Without hesitation Chase said “anendorsement from a major record label,” and the chance to “play in front of asmany people as possible.” Hisbiggest dream of all – performing at Wembley Stadium.
Confident, yet authentic and grounded,successful, yet genuine and accessible, Chase is a fresh new talent with an oldsoul.