Chase Silva is a Hawaiian-born singer/songwriter who made name for himself in Seattle, Washington as one of the Pacific Northwest’s best male vocalists around. Chase is no stranger to the stage, singing since he was a child, it wasn’t until after he graduated high school that Chase began to fine-tune his voice. And what a powerhouse voice he’s got!
In June 2012 Chase beat more than 50 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.
Although winning Pride Idol introduced Chase to new audiences, many of the Emerald City’s hardcore karaoke crowd were already fans of the openly Gay entertainer because Chase is arguably the absolute best karaoke host in all of Seattle! With a voice like he’s got, Chase has learned to aim high and more often than not, he’s been able to sing his way into the big time. He’s performed for the Governor, Mayor, sung the National Anthem in Key Arena before a WNBA Seattle Storm game, performed at numerous community fundraisers and LGBTQ equality protests, and is regularly featured in Gay News, Seattle Gay Scene, or Capitol Hill Seattle (CHS) neighborhood blog.
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 ASAI, and ACLU of Seattle and Equal Rights Washington.
As a singer, Chase Silva belts out notes and sings sweet melodies in a way that harkens Motown greats but is current with the likes of Sam Smith and John Legend. There’s something magical whenever you watch him entertain audiences. He’s a star.