Chaser Eight Location West Haven, CT
Genre Rock, Alternative, Pop
Comparison The Killers, The Wallflowers, Blondie, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey
Quotes “A hard outfit to pinpoint, while this EP leads off in ’80s synth territory and expertly combines electro-‐pop with pop rock, it moves swiftly into acoustic singer/songwriter waters. In the middle is a warm, breezy, alt-‐country, dual gender surprise – the best offering of the bunch. This is unexpectedly met by a punkish, guitar driven rock song before exiting on yet another eyebrow raiser, a club friendly remix. Literally something for everyone here, and the high points are marvelous.” -‐ Tom Haugen, In Forty “At the 426 is what happens when an artist is honestly thankful and grateful for their fans. What Audra, Pat, Billy, Pete and Aaron have given us is nothing short of their very souls. They have a unique sound that never wavers for the sake of conformity. Whatever happens, I know this much: I'll be a #Crazy8 for life and support them no matter what path their careers end up going down.” -‐ Carlos Gnipp, Support Unsigned Artists “This is a group that I would like to see in concert, I imagine their shows would be just great music, and being a good time. If you don’t have these two EP’s in your collection or on your iPod, you are missing out on some good music.” -‐ Tim, FrontRangeScribbles “These guys sound like a combination of The Wallflowers and The Killers led by Blondie or possibly Bonnie Raitt. In other words, Chaser Eight kicks some rock and roll ass.” -‐ Joshua Smotherman, Middle Tennessee Music
“With these five songs on At the 426, the quintet Chaser Eight takes one more step toward receiving the recognition they richly deserve. Making the best use of their shared experiences, love of the craft, and passion for creativity, Chaser Eight is clearly a band to watch.” -‐ Andrew Greenhalgh, Along the Journey “Chaser Eight, a Connecticut-‐based band, follows up with a new EP that continues to explore honest, wholesome, and meaningful vocals and catchy melodies. The earthy sounds are genuine and very moving. Nothing is off-‐key or off-‐kilter here.” -‐ Matthew Forss, Inside World Music
About Chaser Eight You can’t fake it because the music never lies. The creative connections musicians have always surface in their artistry—if the bonds are authentic, the music rings true. North Haven, Connecticut rock quintet Chaser Eight write lifestyle music—a soundtrack for ups and downs—because the group’s members live, and have lived, through its songs. Chaser Eight’s songwriting nucleus has a telepathic bond forged from having grown up together. Since they were 10 years old, Chaser Eight vocalist/songwriter *AUDRA*, and guitarist/songwriter Pat Walsh, have nurtured an astonishingly sympathetic artistic partnership. The group’s latest EP, At the 426, is its most assured and distinct recorded effort to date. It’s a powerful calling card for an up-‐and-‐coming group. “We explored music together from such a young age,” says *AUDRA*. “Pat lived two minutes away. It was an easy connection, but we were also willing to put the effort in to develop our music.” Chaser Eight crafts epic and moody rock that recalls the grandeur of David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Killers, and even Lana Del Rey. *AUDRA*’s bluesy and richly expressive vocals, and Pat’s textured guitar playing, create a unique classic-‐contemporary union. The notable indie blog Support Unsigned Artists reviews the At the 426 EP thusly: “At the 426 is what happens when an artist is honestly thankful and grateful for their fans. What Audra, Pat, Billy, Pete and Aaron have given us is nothing short of their very souls. They have a unique sound that never wavers for the sake of conformity.” The band has opened for The London Souls and The Radiators. The quintet’s music has been played on Connecticut radio stations 99.1 WPLR and Radio 104.1. Currently, the group is featured in the pitching catalog of an esteemed film and TV synch-‐licensing publishing house. The band recently made its TV debut, performing two songs on WTNH's Connecticut Style Stage 8, has headlined shows at both Connecticut casinos, and continues
to sell out venues in Connecticut and New York City. In addition, *AUDRA* has the distinction of having worked with The Rolling Stones’ iconic former manager, Andrew Loog Oldham. The results of Chaser Eight’s creative journey are complimentary writing styles that woven together form a unique sonic tapestry. *AUDRA* pens darkly cathartic tunes exploring heartbreak, and Pat compliments her style with transcendent and uplifting pop-‐rock. Though Chaser Eight’s songwriting is the work of two people, the band’s sonic identity is the result of five sympathetic musical souls in creative synchronicity. Bassist Billy Wang has collaborated with Pat and *AUDRA* in various creative guises since the three were young teens. He enriches Chaser Eight compositions with a refined sense of melodic counterpoint. Drummer Pete Giannini’s imaginative beats bring out the sweeping dynamics in the band’s songs with quiet fire restraint. Aaron Tagliamonte’s diversely accomplished musicality on keyboards and guitar enhances Chaser Eight’s tonal paintbrush, fortifying the music with sublime guitar melodies and dreamy keyboard ambience. The band’s nuanced artistic chemistry is the result of a deep familial bond within its ranks. “I have known and collaborated with Pat and *AUDRA* since we were about 13 and we officially formed our first band when we were 18,” bassist Billy Wang explains. Although drummer Pete Giannini doesn’t share in the high school connection, he has a profound spiritual relationship to Chaser Eight and to keyboardist/guitarist Aaron Tagliamonte. A few years prior to joining the band he was in the throes of a dismal addiction. The support of his bandmates, and in particular band mate Aaron, and the emotional release inherent in Chaser Eight’s music, have kept him on a healthy course. “In this band, I have the freedom to be creative and express myself. That keeps my mind occupied with positive thoughts,” he says. Aaron Tagliamonte was a trusted friend, musical collaborator, and sponsor of Pete during his darkest times. His joining the band was a natural evolution of the already fluid and kinetic artistry and has now completed the brotherhood-‐like bond between members. Chaser Eight’s two 2013 EP releases: At the 426 and Up and Up, are proving to be career-‐ making releases. What began as a childhood dream is quickly becoming a reality for Chaser
Eight. The band’s unpretentious artfulness has garnered them an impressive show of support from its fan base to continue ahead as professional musicians. “I remember when we met with an investor and he handed us $1,000. I was so overjoyed I had to excuse myself from the table. I went into another room, looked in the mirror, and said ‘This is so awesome, someone really believes in us!’ It has been one of the most profound and inspiring moments of my life.” Currently, Chaser Eight is writing songs for its fourth EP due out in late Spring 2014.
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Management Please direct all inquiries to Douglas R. Grabowski, Jr. Grabowski Group, Inc. email@example.com 203.494.9049 ©2013-‐2014 Chaser Eight, LLC. All rights reserved.