Chase and The Reach Release Album "Battlegrounds"Posted: Updated:
PASCO, Wash - A Tri-Cities man and his band are finding success... And Chase Thompson is living his dream of being a singer and songwriter.
Chase Thompson grew up in the Tri-Cities and dreamed of a career in music.
"He was getting a lot of notice when he was 8. When he was 12 he was offered the American Boy Choir over in Princeton." Explains his father Roland.
At the age of 18 Thompson attended Musician's Institute in Hollywood to develop his talent of singing and playing the piano.
Now 23, Chase and his band The Reach have released an album titled Battlegrounds.
It was mastered in Hollywood by the same producer of the famous Macy Gray.
"When we walked into Gavin studio in Hollywood and I stepped in and saw these huge speakers and he played my music on these speakers while he was mastering it...I mean that moment everything froze. It was just like I felt almost overcome. Says Thompson.
Prior to working with Hollywood producers, Thompson spent a number of years working and recording with local producer Brook Floyd of Rainmaker Studios in Kennewick.
"Chase has been probably the most dedicated client ever. Not that I haven't had clients that have spent lots of time in the studio but there's nothing fast about making quality music and Chase has the dedication." Explains Floyd.
Dedication came from his parents Roland and Teri as well.
"If there's a means of someone pursuing their passion...their dream and to be a part of that throughout my life ya know...why not go for it cause life is too short." says father Roland Thompson.
A free concert open to the public will be this Friday June 12th at C-U-P church on Stevens Drive in Richland.
The concert begins at 8pm. Doors open at 7.
And the newly released cd will be available there as well.