A LITTLE INSIGHT
NAME: William Chase Given
BIRTHDAY: May 10, 1983
FAVORITE INSTRUMENTS TO PLAY: I Love Singing, Playing Guitar, Piano, and Trumpet
MUSICAL HEROES: My Dad, James Taylor, Sam Cooke, Elton John, Mike Taylor, Gavin Degraw, Billy Preston, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Billy Joel, & Many More!
FAVORITE MOVIES: The Dark Knight, Star Wars,
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Bermuda, and Orlando, FL
PERSONAL MOTTO: “Sometimes It’s Fun To Do The Impossible” - Walt Disney
In 2005, Chase was invited to join the National Touring Party Band “The Holiday Band”. From 2005- Early 2007, Chase was a featured lead singer, trumpet player, and keyboard player. During this time, Chase learned to manage and book the band. In 2007, Chase returned to East Carolina University to pursue and finish a degree in music trumpet performance with a focus on classical and jazz. He studied under the tutelage of Dr. Britton Theurer and Carol Dashiell Jr. As his collegiate career came to a close, Chase decided to pursue music full-time as a touring musician. This time, he would lead his own group.
In early 2010, Chase formed “Chase Given Trio”. In addition to performing with the trio, Chase performed solo shows as well. Not only was Chase capable of performing acoustic shows, but saw the need in a struggling economy for audiences to have the sound of a full band while on the budget for a solo musician. Chase built a show mixing live vocals, guitar and keyboards, while utilizing pre-recorded backing tracks performed in Chase’s state of the art recording studio. In 2010, Chase was blessed to perform 248 shows and toured throughout the East Coast of the United States, as well as Bermuda & Mexico.
In 2010, he released 2 solo CD’s, “Serendipity”, which was featured on iTunes Independent Charts with hits such as “Serendipity” and “Walkin’ In Memphis”. In November 2010, he released “December”, a collection of Christmas and holiday classics.
In 2011, Chase moved to Southern California. For three years, Chase had the opportunity to work with the Walt Disney Company as an entertainer. Most recently, Chase has moved on from Disney to return to performing as a touring and studio musician full-time.
Recently, Chase has returned to the South East in North Carolina and is blending the Carolina Soul he grew up listening to with the sounds and inspiration of his time in Southern California, particularly his days with the Walt Disney Company. Chase is back and better than ever! In addition to performing solo shows and solo spiritual performances, Chase spends much of his time performing full time with the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame inducted HOLIDAY BAND.
Throughout Chase’s career, Chase has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Rascal Flatts, John Mayer, Billy Ray Cyrus, Gavin Degraw, *N Sync, SheDaisy, among many other nationally recognized artists and bands.
With a tremendous resume’ and experience, Chase is the perfect entertainer for Private Parties, Festivals, Fairs, Concerts, Restaurants & Lounges.