"Originally from the magnificent mountain region of Lake Tahoe on the California/Nevada border, USA, Chad relocated to Australia in 2004. After a few years of international travel doing humanitarian aid and healing work, including a couple years in Cambodia, he is now based near beautiful and colourful Byron Bay, Australia where he lives with his wife, Tash and their two children Isa and Sundar. Although music has been an integral part of Chad’s existence and artistic expression for most of his life, it is here in Byron Bay that his musical journey has taken on a more public manifestation with the release of his first album, “Show Us The Way Of The Heart”.
If you’ve been to any of Chad’s live events, you know that his music is more of an invitation than a performance – an experience to be entered into. Chad’s style is unique. Being a multi-instrumentalist himself, he combines many influences to create a blend that is hard to categorize. Folky, progressive, contemplative, mystical – but the point is the message. His songs vary from upbeat, positive-vibe celebration tunes to deep, devotional guided meditations, all showcasing conscious lyrics – challenging, provoking, inspiring, drawing, awakening. Some are poetic images of Chad’s own spiritual journey; some are journeys in themselves. And some are just fun!
The full length album, “Show Us The Way Of The Heart” is an undiluted musical articulation of the heart of Chad Wilkins, and many will find expression for their own hearts in its contents. It was recorded at the stunning Panoramix Studio in the breathtaking hills of Coorabell just behind Byron Bay. The recording features a large selection of excellent musicians local to the Byron area and was done mostly live with very few overdubs with the purpose of maintaining the raw, spontaneous feeling and spirit of live recording while harnessing the warmth and quality of analogue studio recording. Presenting diverse instrumentation on each track, each song is unique, spanning a large range of styles and genres.
Be inspired and stirred by the distinct spirit and atmosphere of peace that is encapsulated within the music of this mystic minstrel."
The night I captured Chad, I felt a deep connection to spirit and a great calming feeling was present. Chad truly has an amazing gift in his music. I love listening to his music.
Follow Chad on:
Web - http://chadwilkinsmusic.com/
FaceBook : http://on.fb.me/1KlRmEz
Location of the show was at The Rhythm Hut.
"The Rhythm Hut Mission Statement: To Support, foster and promote: Arts, Music and Culture in Gosford City, the Central Coast, and other communities."