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October 6, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Johnny Chase Bio
Raised in a musical family, Johnny Chase’s mother was a popular piano teacher and his father a talented saxophonist. Johnny Chase initially studied piano and percussion in his hometown of St. Louis. He later taught himself guitar and felt he had finally found his true instrument. From 1992 through 1996, Chase wrote songs to feature the extraordinary voice of his sister, Sarah Schniepp. In 1998, he officially established the band, Astralflight, which his sister fronted. He was the guitarist and main songwriter for the band’s 2000 release, The Way That I Am, with some assistance from Sarah Schniepp and the CD’s acclaimed producer, Johnny Pierce.
Johnny Chase’s solo debut, 801 Days, combines the drive of 90’s rock with the emotional urgency of today’s songwriters. It delivers gritty and powerful vocals packed with passion. The collection of original tracks from this singer/songwriter/guitarist fills the musical bookends of love and loss that resonate with audiences coast-to-coast.
His TV & Film Career
The visceral aspect of Johnny Chase’s sound has attracted television and film companies, among them MTV, WB, and HBO. By Your Side, a rocking, high-energy number with a riff that grabs you from the beginning, and Breakdown. A triumphant song about never giving up hope, have both been used a total of 20+ times on the MTV hit show NEXT. While Fear to Fall, with its brooding vocals and thumping bass, has been included on HBO’s Entourage Season 3 (Part 2) DVD, as well as used for the promo spots on HBO advertising the show and DVD.
801 Days spotlights 11 self-penned songs that are filled with first-hand feelings. The CD’s title poignantly refers to the number of days Johnny Chase’s young son lived. Originally written to facilitate his own healing after his son’s death, Chase decided to record the songs for others to hear, hoping it would help listeners endure life’s inevitable heartbreaks, large and small. The resulting CD is both introspective and exuberant, tracing the performer’s journey through the mind-altering experience called life.