Acoustic & Friends
Chad Knight (solo artist) Bio: Born in 1982, and raised a native of Laurel, Mississippi, Chad Knight always dreamed of becoming a singer. He took guitar lessons at the age of 16, and never took chorus or show choir. After starting out shy at West Jones High School, Knight didn't reveal his hidden talent until he was 18, his senior year when his first band "Split" took third place in the talent show in 2001. The time is now and Knight is living his dream. It all started back in the spring of 2001 when graduate, Chad Knight fronted the local pop-punk band called "Split". When two of the band members left for parts unknown, Chad formed the modern rock band called "Halfway There" in 2002. The band branched out from Jones County, playing shows around the state. But after several months of hard work, all four members decided to call it quits. So after graduating Jones County Junior College, Chad broke away from the band scene to begin a solo career in 2003. He called up and got together with some of his favorite local musicians to start recording his music. Knight's music is a blend of many influences creating a fresh, grunge-punk sound with pop-catchy vocals, and a love for reggae music. Having more control over the music, Chad writes his music to attract people of all ages, high school students, college kids and adults. Knight does not limit his audience. It is very easy to understand, the inspiration for his music comes from personal life experiences and lessons gleaned from the lives of others. Knight also takes individual stories from friends and fans, and writes songs for them. Being different from other artists, he also likes doing collaborations with other artists and trying new things with different genres. Knight finds his music to be an outlet of expression. Some of his musical influences include Sublime, Colorfinger, Everclear, Slightly Stoopid, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Jarflys, Bush, etc. Summer of 2003, Chad shopped around his first CD release entitled 'That Other Life EP' as a demo for venues and night clubs. Then he started back playing shows with some of the locals around the area to promote his music. Knight plays both acoustic shows and full band shows. In fall 2004, Knight's first album "Forget About the Bad Things," made it's debut and Knight's talent was recognized. Wanting to turn his dream into real life, Chad was determined to be heard. A second album, "From A New Window," in 2006 proved Knight's band was growing and soon produced a third album, "Seems Like a Lifetime" the next summer of 2007. In between albums, Knight and his band traveled the state performing and adjusting to life on the road. In the beginning of 2009, and with the fourth album 'Acoustic & Friends,' Knight has taken his acoustic talent to a new level. This album is dedicated to each and every one of the fans for all their support and interest in Chad's music. And so the saga continues... New album credits: Players on "ACOUSTIC & FRIENDS" Chad Knight - vocals / guitar Drew Parker - bass / backing vocals Harvey Lott - percussion / programming Mark Black - keys / guitar Nicholas Pry - guitar Brad Wells - guitar / backing vocals Additional guest vocalist on "First Time" by Jodi West All songs recorded & mixed by Mark Black at Riverside Studio in Moselle, MS except for 2 tracks - by Ben West at Benjammin Productions in Laurel, MS & 2 tracks - by Glenn Sasser at Hooks Recording in Collins, MS. All songs mastered by Mark Black at Riverside Studio in Moselle, MS. Produced by Mark Black.