Chad has been singing professionally for over 20 years. From rock to opera, his solid technique and surprisingly versatile style can be attributed to years of studying with the great Maestro David Kyle, an expert in Italian Bel Canto opera technique. Kyle trained many powerhouse rock singers, including Ann Wilson, Geoff Tate, and Layne Staley. Because of this training, Chad can pay tribute to some of the best singers in rock and roll and heavy metal with ease. Past tributes include Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), and Geddy Lee (Rush).
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“My first real singing gig was with the band Ashland in 1993. Before that, I sang the “woo-woo!”, in the Rolling Stones song “Sympathy For The Devil” as a cover and squacked out a few back ups here and there. Though I was originally hired on with Ashland to play bass guitar, our inability to find the right singer got me the job by default. Though vocally the range was there, the stamina and confidence was not, so I contacted the ‘maah-velous’ Maestro David Kyle and that changed my life. Seven years off and on studying opera and theater with the Maestro gave me the knowledge and confidence needed to become the singer I am today. I spent a few years doing musical theater and operettas. After 10 years with Ashland, I got into the tribute world doing the Geddy Lee role in Vital Signs, then later the Ronnie James Dio role in Rising, and the Bruce Dickinson role in Maiden Seattle. Original bands consisted of Harbor and most recently Scandalous Mutineers and Rivetskull. I began teaching vocals off and on. The method I teach combines the theory and techniques of Kyle, who was a student of Enrico Rosati (teacher of the great Benimino Gigli and Mario Lanza), the Italian Bel Canto technique, and the teachings of Mario Marafioti (medical advisor and laryngologist of the great Enrico Caruso). Though the basis of the technique is classical, that foundation is applied to the modern vocalist.”