From 2009 – 2010 Chad was traveling back and forth to South Eastern PA and making some headway in popular New Yorker hideout, New Hope, PA. He connected with Dwayne Dunlevy, a local entertainer who introduced Chad to Spin Doctors’ rocker Anthony Krizan.
Chad recorded his first single, “Life is a Ride” at Krizan’s Sonic Boom Studios in Raritan, NJ in 2010. (He was going by Chad D at the onset of his career.) After a string of local shows including the New Hope pride parade and Philly’s OUTFEST, he recorded his first full length album, The Human Link. Released in June of 2011, The Human Link gave him a repertoire of material to perform, and for good reason, as he had just moved to Brooklyn, NY the same month.
For the first few years he did local open mics and shows supporting the club-themed single Life Is A Ride. Other songs like T.G.A. (The Gay Anthem) and Michael, about the suicide of a friend from college, proved out-the-gate that Chad was not just here for entertainment. He wants to move you.