|All About Diane....|
Never before have so many artists from Canada been recognized around the world for their contributions to the art of country music.
Meet Diane Chase.
From humble beginnings in Sudbury, Ontario and the youngest of ten children, she found her voice at age five and as a teenager began touring with the popular band “Flirt” in Ontario and Quebec. Realizing the power of stage performing, Diane packed up, moved to Toronto and never looked back. Although earning her Canadian securities license and working as an investment banker by day, the call to write, record and sing took over, and Diane committed to a full time career as a recording and performing artist.
As one of Toronto’s highly sought after and most established female vocalists, Diane’s quest to improve her craft led her to Nashville and home again to Kitchener, Ontario’s Cedar Tree Studios where Diane worked with CCMA Award winning producer Rick Hutt. The release of her first CD, “IN THE MIDDLE OF SOMETHING” followed shortly thereafter. The title track and first single skyrocketed to the Top 10 and remained entrenched at the top of radio play lists for months, a precursor of the success to follow. The video became a CMT favorite, earning the # 9 spot on their Top 20 Countdown. Subsequent singles and videos WALKIN’ AWAY WITH YOU, TAKING BACK MY HEART, THERE I GO AGAIN, CRAZY IN LOVE all ruled the charts over the next 24 months and culminated in 2 Top 10 and 4 Top 20 hits on the charts as well as 4 Top 10 videos on CMT. With the success of her first CD and numerous CCMA nominations later Diane was ready for the next chapter.
The 2004 launch and release of Diane’s second CD, “THE RIDE” boasted 2 Top 20 hits with the release of the self titled single THE RIDE followed by I HATE LOVE. The CD’s debut video also achieved Top 10 status on CMT. Described as a “top down, music up, fun-filled journey through some of country’s back roads and city streets”, Diane began the introspection of who she was and what she was about, wanting her audiences to know the same. And find out about her they did.
With over 300 concert dates under her country belt buckle Diane has crisscrossed Canada time and again, performing on stage with the likes of Alabama & The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Michelle Wright and The Wilkinsons to name a few. In 2005 she was first invited to perform overseas where she sang for Canadian and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf and the Canadian North. Described as a “life altering” moment, Diane returned for 4 additional show tours between 2006 and 2008. Diane’s heart and songs continue to captivate her audiences, both in Canada and abroad culminating with her latest tour in France 2008.
Diane IS back. That's awesome!
Glad to have Diane back with new music!
Diane, you have been missed, both musically AND personally.
As history does have a tendency to repeat itself Diane Chase has delivered another body of work that will captivate new listeners and be embraced by loyal friends, fans and audiences alike.
“GETTIN’ THERE” is distributed nationally by OnRamp Records/EMI Music Canada.
“But the strength of Chase's talent isn't one dimensional – she's more than just a performer. She's also a capable and talented writer and it's in the writing where the lyrically astute singer from Aurora, Ontario paints her mark with pop and country feel-good blasts and ballads. She has a countrified style that sits well in the driver's seat. She has a strong feel for lyrics, and her vocal performance wins on every outing.”
“Diane is at ease with all facets of Country Music be it fast or slow, the overall production and song writing are first class and leave you waiting for the next instalment from this very exciting and versatile Country Music Artist from way up North in Canada.”