Chad Land was born and raised in San Luis Obispo. His mother started giving him music lessons at age 5. He was a founding member of several groups including 00-Metro and Rain for Rent, along with friends Travis Warren (Blind Melon) and Tyson and Grant Leonard (Tropo).
In 2005, Chad formed a heavy metal/hard rock band called The Axia, of which he was the lead singer and front man for almost a decade. The Axia gained a great local following and went on to tour and open for big name artists such as Ted Nugent, Drowning Pool, Filter, L.A. Guns, and many more.
After years of traveling there to perform, Chad moved to Los Angeles to spend time recording. He worked in studios such as Sage and Sound, Gauge Studios, and Hollywood Records, learning recording techniques from some top engineers and producers.
He now performs locally as a solo artist, as a duo, and with a full band. His original music adapts as well to small, intimate venues as it does to festival audiences. Chad’s repertoire includes more than 100 original songs and 200 classic cover songs.
Chad is passionate about partnering with other musicians to customize the sound of each project. He has worked recently with up-and-coming bassist Grant Gimer, world-traveled percussionist Keeth Crowhawk, and the amazing Aaron Porter on keys and accordion. Together, they are currently recording an acoustic/world rock album of original music.
Chad’s next project, Left Hemisphere, is a collaboration with bassist Grant Gimer and drummer Zac Cornejo. They will be reaching back to their hard rock roots with original music on the heavier side. See them perform live in Fall/Winter 2018.
Chad also performs with RNR Cover Band, a diverse group offering live entertainment for parties and events.
In 2018, Chad proudly opened a new small business in San Luis Obispo to support local music. The One Stop Shop offers recording and merchandising services to local acts including producing original music, creating logos and artwork, pressing albums, and screen printing apparel. Chad brings over 20 years of experience in the music industry and a lifelong passion for art into every project.
Photographs courtesy of Michelle Torres-Grant Photography