Chad Land was born and raised in San Luis Obispo, California. His mother was a local country singer and began giving him vocal lessons starting at the age of five. In his childhood years, the Salinas river in Templeton was his backyard where he began writing original songs on a acoustic guitar by age 14.
After graduating high school Chad began working construction full time in his home town building houses and doing heavy manual labor. Still at night he would record music on a little four track recorder and kept writing about real life experiences and performing the songs at local pubs and music events in his home town. Around the age of 23 Chad began trying to focus all his energy into music and how to try and make it a full time job. Searching for musicians with the same mind set in his hometown Chad Land helped form two groundbreaking groups at their time in California, 00-Metro and Rain for Rent, along with friends Travis Warren who later became the singer for Blind Melon and Tyson Leonard of Tropo. In 2005, Chad formed a hard rock band called The Axia for whom he was the lead singer and guitar player for almost a decade. Releasing their last album in 2014 The Axia over the years gained a great following, had 4 songs on regular rotation on clear channel radio and went on to do short touring and open for big name artists such as Ted Nugent, Drowning Pool, Filter, L.A. Guns, and many more.
After years of traveling to perform, Chad moved to Los Angeles to spend time recording. He worked in studios such as Sage and Sound, Gauge Studios, and over the years met some Amazing Producers, Engineers and people in the industry that helped guide him to learning professional recording techniques. In 2018 Chad opened up a recording studio in his hometown and has been helping other artist record albums along with writing his new music he is currently submitting to Television adds, Radio, and Publishing companies.
Chad Land still performs with a Full Rock band, Duets and as a Solo artist. His original music adapts as well to small intimate venues, as it does to festival size audiences. Chad’s repertoire includes more than 100 well written original songs and over twenty years on stage experience as a singer/performer. His sound has been described as Neil Young meets Metallica and puts a unique and signature twist on everything he writes as a artist. Chad is also currently refocusing time in finding new management and a record label to work with in order to help spread the music to a broader audience.
Photographs courtesy of Michelle Torres-Grant Photography