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CHASE BLACK STONE / Demo musicians are:
Jeff Chase: Bass / Vocals / Rhythm Guitar
Tom Lehar: Lead Guitar / Vocals / Rhythm Guitar
Zolton Kollar: Drums / Percussion / Back Vocals
Jeff continued with his music ambitions, started to write his own music and create his own melodies on acoustic & electric guitars, bass & vocals. Marrying his melodies together.
Watching the professionals trying to make out what he could by watching them…which key they were playing in. Compared to the way he learned their music. All the while, picking up… and learning different styles… and different feels…and different tastes… of music and stage presence.Jeff plays by ear, and he can also read charts. Jeff plays by soul and feeling through emotions placing his emphasis on messages of life experiences. Expressing this though a positive outlet music / lyrics of his emotions are delivered through bass, vocal and guitar work. Jeff still developing, studying, learning, staying open to creating new and original styles. Picking up bits and pieces by watching and listening paying attention to Readings of the guitar neck, learning names, notes, chords & patterns. Jeff started his first rock band "The Sweet Senators" when he was 14 years old along with my high school chum and best friend drummer John Patrick and Newfoundlander Gary Mercer cousin of "April Wine" drummer Jerry Mercer. “The Sweet Senators” often accompanied by local West Windsor musician lead guitarist Levi Shaw. Senators played concerts at Harrow District High School and private parties. Jeff played high school basketball keeping his voice, and health in shape. This is when Jeff decided to play bass guitar & sing lead vocals and started writing originals. Gary, John and himself rehearsed and headed for the studio to record 4 original tracks. Jeff sang and wrote the lyrics played the bass. Jeff entered local music contests "The Battle Of The Bands" at Windsor's Mic Mac Park, the band called "CHASE" with Ted Nugent type lead and rhythm guitarist & friend Phil Grenon and drummer Larry Larsh. The” Chase” band didn't place that year. But the next year with some different area musicians Jeff formed "BLACKSMYTH" with lead guitarist Don Dame, drummer Ritchie Young both from Leamington Ont., Grant Cruickshank on Lead & Rhythm Guitar from LaSalle, Ont., Jeff on bass & lead vocal from a tiny beach area called Colchester Beach had relocated to the Fountain Bleu Projects in East Windsor.
BLACKSMYTH became the Winners of 1980 "The Windsor Fireman Field Day" "Emancipation Day Celebration" "Battle Of The Bands" at Mic Mac Park in Windsor, Ontario.
That was an accomplishment. BUT! "Uriah Heep" was refused entry into Canada @ Detroit because of some kind immigration problems. So one of Windsor's top bands filled the bill & played along with the champion BLACKSMYTH warming up the show which led to top notch club recognition in The City Of Windsor wanting to hire BLACKSMYTH the band. Jeff became known as a strong Windsor area vocalist, still developing his bass playing.
Jeff Chase, Don Dame, Ritchie Young, Grant Cruicshank worked hard towards winning the music prize which was to play a night warming up a show for "URIAH HEEP" . 1980-1981 "Blacksmyth" won the rock contest with Jeff on bass and lead vocals.If I’m not mistaking I do believe that Canadian musician Gordie Johnson "BIG SUGAR" guitarist, singer/songwriter played in that "Battle Of The Bands". Gordie attended at Brennen High School in Windsor, Ontario. Jeff played local pubs and played local action centers dances and parties. Jeff played bass for"Battle Of The Bands " contestant AMARANTH for a short period with Ian Acott, Drew Brown, Richard Cinema replacing "Amaranth" bassist Mitch Taylor. Jeff grouped a version of BLACKSMITH with guitarist extraordinaire Mark Chichkan & his brother Mike on drums. Mark later when onto play write & record lead guitar expertise with the popular Canadian 80's Rock Band - Helix. After BLACKSMITH Jeff & AMARANTH guitarist Drew Brown joined a local Windsor band CROOKED ARROW with guitarist Norm Seguin of Tecumseh, Ont. and local Windsor vocalist Tyra Marion. Jeff played bass and did some lead and back vocals in Crooked Arrow. Jeff then went onto form B.A.C.H. = Bracewell / Acott / Chase / Holocaust... B for dear friend & brother the late great Rob Bracewell on guitar & vocals, A for Ian Acott on drums/vocals C for Jeff Chase on bass/vocals H for Holocaust the ultimate rock music that they brought to life. Jeff took time off to write ORIGINALS and try to have a family life, which ended in separation. Jeff had to contemplate, struggle, search, find & make a conscious decision to go where his heart was... Jeff brushed up his chops in a few cover bands. "BLACK ROSE" “Motown Magic” Motor City Music Band” “Mr. Please” playing the “A” Club circuit & festivals in Windsor, Ont. & “The Soup Kitchen” in Detroit, MI. Jeff then made another decision to pursue his music ambitions and promote what he had written over the years as a Canadian artist, singer/songwriter. Jeff took to the road in search of music opportunities & ways that he could bring his music and melodies to life. Jeff struggled with funding, and first took a look at the Toronto music scene, then Montreal scene, then Vancouver, where he resides today.
Jeff landed in Vancouver in 2000 where he lucked a job cutting his musical molar's @ The YALE HOTEL HOME OF VANCOUVER RHYTHM & BLUES. Jeff worked The Yale Doorman / Security / Crowd Control postion, jamming at jam sessions on stage with top notch musicians like the late great Robbie King, Rob Montgomery & many others... Jeff worked along side Gerry Doucette's son Gerry Jr. his friend partner and Yale trainer.
@ The Yale Jeff met all the established local celebrity & talent: Doucette, Robbie King, Bobby Taylor, Powder Blues Band, Lee Aaron, Headpins Tony Dellacroce, Tony Robertson, Rob Montgomery, Darryl Havers, Tom Lavin, Will McCulder, Rob Bracken & Brickhouse, Colin James drummer Darrell Mayes, saxophone Johnny Ferreira bassist's Dennis Marchenko, Billy Mandoza, ex-B.B. King bassist Russell Jackson, Lover Boy's drummer Matt Frenette, Randy Bachman, J. Geils… & others like movie celebs… Lou Diamond Philips, Julia Stiles, Matthew McConaughey, Nick Nolte, Jim Belushi… & many more...
By 2003 Jeff had CHASE BLACK STONE gigging the Vancouver Lower Mainland &
Entertainment District withTom Lehar from the Czech Republic on Lead Guitar / Vocals &
Zolton Kollar from Hungry on Drums / Percussion & Back Vocals.
Jeff played bass, sang, taught & studied music
@ the ROYAL CITY CHRISTIAN CENTRE
New Westminster B.C. for several years since arriving in British Columbia.
Jeff writes & performs along side a talented cast of professionals whom collaborate, work,
perform, record with Jeff on his projects, that bring melodies created on piano, guitar,
bass and/or vocals.
Together they bring… CHASE BLACK STONE
CHASE BLACK STONE
in youtube, Goggle, or myspace music search engines
CBS Studio Guests: Pedro Mota: Lead Guitar on "I Made Vow's" / Piano / Keyboards / Synth / Bass / Drums / arrangment on "Incomplete" Rosco: Saxophone "Never Knew" Todd Musyj: Lead & Rhythm Guitar on "Cigarette" Special Thanks To PMG Sound, Coquitlam B.C. Special Thanks To Recording Engineer Shawn Warder & Janet / Heaven At Hand Studio's, Tsawwasssen, B.C.