Matt Chase Group formed in June of 2000 when the members met at Boston's Berklee College of Music. Since then the band's reputation for high energy live shows has gained them a strong and consistently growing audience throughout the Greater Boston area. The music blends genres such as rock, funk, latin, and jazz to create a fresh, original sound. Their goal is to bring high quality music to the stage and the studio.
Matt Chase Group members originate from around the globe bringing a wealth of performing experience and a diverse mix of musical backgrounds, styles, and influences. Scituate, MA native, vocalist, lead guitarist, and songwriter Matt Chase has been performing his original music since 1995. He is joined by rhythm guitarist and Quincy, MA native Ryan Ackerman. Drummer Mauricio Zottarelli brings his Latin flavored playing from Brazil. Pianist Pancho Burgos who hails from Spain, has toured extensively throughout Spain. Alfredo Grado brings his powerful bass lines all the way from Texas. Trumpet player Tim Butterworth from Cape Elizabeth, ME has played in groups ranging in styles from funk, to rock, to jazz.
The members of Matt Chase Group have extensive performance experience both separately and as a band, which shines in live shows. Their consistently solid playing, natural feel, and musical interaction have captured the ears of listeners of all ages. As a band they gave played at many of the top clubs around Boston including the House of Blues, Harper's Ferry, Johnny D's, TT the Bear's, Copperfields and many others.