As an international touring musician, Chad has been playing bass for decades. His time has been spent equally between tribute bands and original music. Hugely influenced by Sting, John Paul Jones, Geddy Lee, Stu Hamm, and Stanley Clark, Chad’s influences cover a broad musical spectrum. Chad is available for live or studio session work and touring. For more information, click the “HIRED GUN” button at the bottom of the page.
“I started on violin at an early age, moving on to guitar, then drums for a number of years. I started playing bass when the bass player in our little garage band had to quit. Turned out the keyboard player was a way better drummer than I was!? Little did I know that would be the instrument that I would bond with the most. In early 2000, I stepped up for my first tribute role as Geddy Lee in a Rush tribute called Vital Signs, handling the bass, keys and singing duties. For the past 15 years I've played the role of John Paul Jones in the international touring Led Zeppelin tribute act: No Quarter. Other bands on bass have included original projects Ashland, Hardison, Harbor and most recently Scandalous Mutineers and Rivetskull. In the studio, I've played on numerous bands’ albums and I periodically offer bass lessons.”