Hit­ting the high notes with tal­ented singer

Hayes FM pre­sen­ter Hughie Dixon re­views the live band scene

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

ANEW singer­song­writer-com­poser go­ing by the name of Chase Emery-Davis is in town.

A na­tive New Yorker now re­sid­ing in Uxbridge, study­ing at Brunel Univer­sity and singing in French, among other lin­goes that are un­der his belt or up his sleeve.

I can say with con­fi­dent, gen­uine and wel­come in­vig­o­ra­tion that Chase is ev­ery­thing you do not ex­pect.

His semi-op­er­atic bari­tone depths could de­ceive you into think­ing you are hear­ing a sea­soned vet­eran vo­cal­ist ap­proach­ing the 40 some­thing age mark, but this rare ta­lent is barely push­ing 21.

For a brief mo­ment dur­ing the master­piece that is ‘Ma Belle Ville De Paris’ (@ www.chase-emery­davis.com ) his voice reaches a seem­ingly more age ap­pro­pri­ate tenor range, then sur­passes any ex­pec­ta­tion by ef­fort­lessly glid­ing into an ex­quis­ite fault­less falsetto.

This transat­lantic bal­ladeer crosses over rather nicely into the pop/soul/R&B gen­res also.

So, after spend­ing a year, yes that’s cor­rect, record­ing and mas­ter­ing his lat­est EP (in English) at JBJ Stu­dios in Uxbridge, his next pub­lic per­for­mance will be on Oc­to­ber 4 at the Free­dom Cafe Soho, 60-66 War­dour St, Lon­don W1F 0TA. It is around this time that the EP goes pub­lic.

Put it in your diary for now and re­mem­ber to bring some friends to im­press.

In­ci­den­tally, I urge any aspir­ing lo­cal mu­si­cal ta­lent to have a look around www.jb­js­tu­dio.co.uk as I’ve heard many a good re­view of late from count­less lo­cal artists and bands about their high stan­dards of record­ing and rea­son­able rates. £20 an hour all in? Bar­gain!

Be sure to tune into my in­ter­ac­tive HayesFM ra­dio show ev­ery Tues­day at 9pm to hear live and orig­i­nal per­form­ers, plus more lo­cal live mu­sic news.

You can find HayesFM on 91.8FM in Lon­don or global on www.hayesfm.org.uk.

n FRENCH CON­NEC­TION: Chase Emery-Davis

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