Taking it one day at a time, Brandon Chase, 20, of Arlington, Texas, will showcase his amazing vocals and musicianship at Country Radio Seminar (CRS) this Friday during an official CRS event in the Convention Center, NCC, Level 1 Foyer at 11:45 a.m. Radio Promoter, Jerry Duncan Promotions and Management team, After Eden Pictures are as excited as Brandon to have this opportunity.
Chase didn’t realize he was gifted with a voice until the early age of 14 at High Point Church. “I didn’t have a background in music, I never played an instrument or even sang a song until our youth ministry was holding auditions,” said Chase. “I felt led to audition and after I made the youth ministry team, God has used me and opened the doors to many more opportunities and I’ve never looked back.”
According to Brandon Chase’s Facebook profile, “Brandon was featured on iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and also “Rising Stars of Country”, following the release of his EP “Country Enough”. His most recent achievement was appearing multiple times on season 5 of NBC’s The Voice as a member of Blake Shelton’s team.”
Brandon auditioned for The Voice in Houston, Texas and his rendition of Wanted by Hunter Hayes won him the spot on Blake Shelton’s team. “The coolest thing for me on the show was to tell my testimony after the audition,” said Brandon. “The coaches were touched by it and Blake came back and met my family… Blake had never done that before in the history of the show… it was a unique situation.” Although Brandon didn’t proceed further on the show, his experience was humbling and encouraged him to work harder in the music business.
Brandon is currently represented by After Eden Pictures, a company out of Dallas that focuses on artist management, artist development, film and book publishing. After Eden Pictures is employed with close friends and family to include his mother and Administrative Executive Karen Jenkins, sister and Management and Project Coordinator Kara Jenkins, CEO and manager Jaco Booyens, VP-Creative Philipa Booyens, and VP of Operations Dan Funk. Jaco found Brandon in the summer of 2011 through Actor’s Models and Talent for Christ, (AMTC). “AMTC is a 30-year-old talent development company with a history of launching many successful careers in the entertainment industry,” according to the AMTC website (www.amtcworld.com). Jaco has managed Brandon in all his music endeavors since then.
Through AMTC, Brandon learned many things to improve his career such as artist development and establishing the “right” sound and brand. He feels quite blessed to have met the people that he did through AMTC because he feels this is where it all started.
Brandon was invited to speak at Shine (a showcase and knowledge convention sponsored by AMTC twice a year in Orlando, Fl), this past January and was much honored.
“It was really cool to be able to go back and speak to people since I was in their shoes a couple years ago,” said Chase. “Hard work doesn’t stop and opportunities don’t just come your way…you have to keep working and master your craft.”
According to Brandon Chase’s Facebook profile, “Only a few days old, Brandon quit breathing 64 times in 12 hours and was told by doctors he could be deaf, blind, mentally impaired, or possibly all three. Not only did the Arlington, TX native not suffer any complications from his childhood, he instead went on to graduate high school at the age of 15. He then completed his master’s certificate in songwriting from Berklee College of Music at the age of 17. Brandon taught himself how to play the piano and guitar and has been writing his own original music since the age of 14.”
A digital release of Brandon’s new single – One- will be available everywhere you can buy music online on March 4. One is written by Jaron Boey, Randy Montana and Zack Crowell who is known for writing for Keith Urban. “The first time I heard the song, I loved the feel and vibe,” said Brandon. “It is upbeat and has a cool story line.”
With CRS to soon be under his belt, his goal is to be heard on the radio. “That is what this week is all about,” said Brandon. “This week is helping me get my foot in the door with the radio and then I want to start touring and hit all the different states…like New York and South Dakota.” Brandon has been inspired by his fans to keep moving forward in the business no matter how hard it gets. Overall, this young man is having fun and enjoying the outreach to his fans or “Chasers” as he calls them. He dreams of one day opening for Keith Urban but only wants what God wants for him.
A man of faith and huge beliefs as Brandon will only put a smile on your face when speaking to him. He is encouraged by his faith and his Chasers inspire him deeply.
Before he started tasking country music, Brandon got a lot of “kick-backs” from the church but he felt God was calling him to secular music for a reason.” You can still use your gifts for God without saying-Jesus,” said Brandon.
One thing that Brandon lives by and will never forget is, “You have to work harder for your career than anyone else because they are not going to work as hard as you are- ultimately it’s up to you.” said Brandon “What’s meant to happen will happen.”
For booking or further information on Brandon Chase, visit www.brandonchasemusic.com www.afteredenpictures.com, become a Chaser @ www.facebook.com/brandonchasemusic.
By Amanda Goodman-Pruitt