Originally hailing from the wilderness of Fort St. John, BC, Vancouver's Chase The Bear mixes catchy hooks, roaring electric guitars, and hard-hitting rhythms inspired by classic rock with soul and pop influences. The act has performed over one hundred shows, including a sold-out show opening for The Trews at Vancouver’s iconic Commodore Ballroom.
The outfit has been playing in the southern end of the province since 2015, starting by busking on the streets of Victoria after brothers Troy and Leo Gilmore and childhood friends Connor Brooks and Braedan Royer moved from Fort St. John, B.C. with the dream to turn music into a career. They quickly gained recognition for their catchy original music and singer Troy's bluesy, powerhouse voice before picking up keyboardist Kevin Parker and guitarist Jordan Phillips and moving to Vancouver.
Chase The Bear recently signed to the innovative new Vancouver-based record label, Rock Is Dead Records, the first-ever label to be distributed by 604 Records. Rock is Dead Records is founded by music producer Danny Craig, and photographer and video director Dave Benedict, who are also bandmates in chart-topping, million-selling Canadian rock band Default.
Their debut album, “Honey” is set for release January 20th, 2023
"Inspired by the likes of The Trews and The Glorious Sons, Chase The Bear, given time and resources, could join the ranks of these successful Canadian rock bands."
-Darrell Gilmour (Vice President, Macklam Feldman Management)
“You must see this band. Let’s help them establish a core base and turn this into their proper new home … Chase The Bear were relentless from start to finish.”
-Jon Williams (DJ and Host, What Was That Radio)