Musician and singer Chase Bell has been immersed in music since a very young age! His mother was a jazz singer and performed regularly around NYC so Jazz and Blues provided the foundation for his musical approach. At age 19, Chase left the US and lived in London and Rome, and performed and recorded his original music which by then, had evolved into a more Pop/Rock sound.
Chase has since cemented himself in LA where he is a critically acclaimed pop songwriter/composer who produces, performs, and writes his own unique mix of cinematic pop and funk pop. Chase performs his original music regularly in LA with his funk trio and excites audiences while singing exciting and sexual lyrics, while playing guitar solos behind his head. Chase has his own professional music recording studio in the artistic heart of LA where he records and refines his own pop music and the music of other artists and the music he composes for commercials and films, including Lucifer (FOX), various Lifetime movies, award-winning commercials, and PSAs while frequently collaborating with his sister, actress Emma Bell (The Walking Dead, Dallas).
Chase just released his latest single: “Feels Good to Be Bad” that is available from digital music retailers, including iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. Chase celebrated the hit single with a legion of loyal fans who packed Hotel Cafe Hollywood for the singer’s exclusive main-stage performance.
VENTS caught-up backstage with the “Feels Good to Be Bad” singer:
VENTS: A singer herself, your mother provided an early foundation for your musical aspirations and sound — elaborate upon that.
CHASE: Early in my life my Mother was a serious singer, singing in nightclubs in NYC in English, Italian, and French. I watched her work ethic on keeping her voice in great shape and she was very diligent spending hours working on her voice basically every day. I tackled music with the same verve when I was about 12 although had already been playing music since I was 10.
VENTS: You spent time abroad pursuing and exploring music — tell us about that experience.
CHASE: I really cut my teeth in London as a performer playing to loud bars almost every night to people who did not know who I was and therefore had no reason to listen unless they liked my playing. I self produced an album in London and then found my way to Rome and created a band in Italy which had some big success up front like radio time and performances in front of 3000 people. The mistakes I made there and performing in Europe and Africa were priceless.
VENTS: What inspired your latest single?
CHASE: “Feels Good To Be Bad” is all about getting what you want from life without asking anyone permission to be ‘right.’ We all have these constructs in our lives that dictate to us whether a choice we will make is good or bad and sometimes that does more pain than we know. Sometimes it “Feels Good To Be Bad” and we all know it does and I was wondering why that is so taboo to even say. The lyric “I sold my soul and I don’t want it back” is supposed to defy the false spiritual constructs we live with daily.
VENTS: We love when siblings work together — can we expect more creative collaborations with your sister, Emma Bell in the near future?
CHASE: Emma and I work very well together when Emma is the director and I am working on the music for some of the projects in production now.
VENTS: You are ramping up for big things in 2019 — the indie music scene is buzzing about you joining line-ups in Park City and Austin, as well as new music. Tell us what you can!
CHASE: I spent many years trying to be liked or likable by myself and by others, and I’m really getting into throwing that away and just trying to find what makes me unique and give that to the world.
VENTS: What’s currently playing in your iPod?
CHASE: Demi Lovato, Dj Khalid, Old School Jay Z, and Up Tempo Confidence-Boosting songs.