Kevin Chase is an international recording artist, who has come a long way since he grew up 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. This resulted in the album “Hold On Tight”, with an incredible pre-release that dominated the international My Space charts with 45 consecutive days at # 1 on the Canadian MySpace 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 was officially 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.
The single “Lonesome Ornery & Mean”, Kevin’s remake of the classic Waylon Jennings song charted throughout Europe, peaking at #7 in Belgium.
In 2012, 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 an experience of a lifetime.
In 2014, Universal released the follow up CD “Groove On”, which followed “Hold on Tight” in direction and combination of hard driving country songs, an all-acoustic remake of Bad Company’s “Can’t Get Enough” and the extremely powerful ballad “Long Way To Go”, where Chase shows off his true vocal ability.
Kevin Chase has taken some time away from all the hustle and bustle to spend time with his young daughter. He currently is working on writing new material and still plays select shows and festivals, where fans, new and old enjoy watching a singer who is the real deal!
Upcoming Summer Shows:
Rogerville Country Festival Rogersville N.B. June 22nd
Grady's Pub Salisbury N.B. June 28th
Cavendish Beach Music Festival Cavendish P.E.I. July 5th
Amici Pub & Eatery Quispamsis N.B. July 13th
Red Brick Hampton N.B. July 19th
Paysan Lounge Saint Antoine N.B. July 26th
Westmorland County Fair Petitcodiac N.B. August 1st
Nashwaak Music Festival Nashwaak N.B. August 3rd
St.James Gate Shediac N.B. August 10th
Hub City Pub Casino NB Moncton N.B. August 22nd
Kent County Agricultural Fair Sainte Marie N.B. August 23rd