As Seattle Pride Month begins, 2012 Seattle Pride Idol, Chase Silva, has released his debut single, “Free To Be Me”, as a Pride Anthem for the LGBT community. The original single features Sean Grasty & Rikky Rivera, known internationally as GROOVE ADDIX, who have worked with some of the biggest names in dance music including SuSu Bobien, Joi Cardwell, Kenny Dope, Sophia May, Annette Taylor, DJ Spinna, John Julius Knight & Christian Hornbostel just to name a few.
Chase Silva is a Hawaiian-born singer/songwriter residing in Seattle, Washington where he has made a name for himself as one of the Pacific Northwest’s best male vocalists. In June 2012 Chase beat more than 40 other contestants to win a citywide singing competition, Seattle Pride Idol, which afforded Chase the opportunity to sing on the Seattle Out & Proud Pride parade float as well as entertain over 60,000 people with a headlining performance on the Seattle PrideFest Main Stage.
Chase has always used his vocal prowess to engage audiences through music to give voice to those in need. In July 2012 Chase became a founding member of Social Outreach Seattle, a grassroots social justice organization that played a big role in the state’s passage of marriage equality at the ballot box, has served as the president of United Territories Of Pacific Islanders Alliance (U.T.O.P.I.A.) Seattle, and lent his time and talent to local nonprofit organizations from Seattle Counseling Service to Official Pride Asia, and ACLU of Seattle and Equal Rights Washington.
Chase has learned to aim high and more often than not, he’s been able to sing his way into the big time. There’s something magical whenever you watch him entertain audiences. He’s a star. Sean Grasty & Rikky Rivera, Known internationally as GROOVE ADDIX have worked with some of the biggest names in dance music, with the likes of SuSu Bobien, Joi Cardwell, Kenny Dope, Sophia May, Annette Taylor, DJ Spinna, John Julius Knight & Christian Hornbostel just to name a few. In 2012 they appeared in the Traxsource “Best tracks of 2012” in 3 different categories (House, Deep House and overall tracks).
The single features remixes from Paul Goodyear, Sweet Team (Leo Frappier & Paul Brewer), Jared Jones, House of Labs and more! “Free To Be Me” is available TODAY, June 2nd, 2015 on iTunes and all other fine digital music stores.
Check it out below and buy it on iTunes !
Chase has been a positive, strong member of the gay community since I have known him (over 20 years). As a young girl in high school lacking self-confidence, Chase made me feel good about who i was and what i offer the world simply by living that life everyday. He exemplifies what it means to be proud of who you are and embracing it to the fullest. I can’t wait to see where his talents lead him next.