|Written by Administrator on Friday, 19 June 2009 13:57|
Chad Vitale is the drummer for the band. He hails from a small town in New Jersey, so small the kids in the next town didn’t know it existed. He started playing drums as soon as he could grab the pots and pans underneath the sink. He has recorded five professional CD’s with different bands and the first one was recorded at the age of 16.
He has played in many clubs and venues around the New York, New Jersey area.
Chad has a wide range of musical tastes and loves Filipino food. His future aspirations include customizing cars and motorcycles and producing albums.
Full Name: Chad Anthony
Birthday: June 3rd 1985
Birthplace: Passaic Hospital, I live right down the street from it, in a highrise overlooking all the beautiful stone churches in the area.
Family: Father Bob, he’s a roofer, my mother, she’s crazy and my sister, also crazy hegeheh, she’s married with three kids. Two of my nephews were born deaf and were able to have an implants. They’re my miracle babies :o) It is so amazing the first days they get their ears turned on. It’s literally like an entirely new life being born. They become so much more aware of everything and eager to learn the new entity in their lives.
Who would you trade lives with for a day? No one. I love my life and where it’s taken me so far. I know that everything I’ve ever admired in a persons life, I will earn and learn eventually.
What book are you reading now? Behold a Pale Horse. It’s a biography about what we perceive to be everyday life and what we inadvertently accept as truth. Fantastic book.
What CD is playing in your car right now? The Used “ in Love and Death “
What is the best thing about being an artist? Freedom
What is the worst thing about being an artist? No Freedom hahahahh
Biggest career embarrassment: I used to be in a band called Mission Failed and one night our singer couldn’t make it to the show in time so I had to play drums and sing at the same time. I didn’t even know some of the words, I just kinda mumbled right through it hehgeh. Surprisingly enough everyone seemed to have a great time, so it turned out to be a pretty liberating night.
Most memorable career concert: With that same band, we had the pleasure of opening for what at the time was one of my favorite groups, Twelve Stones. I was an amazing show, Sound was bumpin, the light show was awesome and we got to play fooball with the guys and chill with’em before we played.
What is your favorite hometown hangout? Matthews Diner when I used to live in Waldwick, NJ. The place was always packed to the brim with all my friends.
What is something you want others to know about you? . I don’t know, you could tell just by talking to me, I’m a weird kid. Some people actually say I’m from Mars, but honestly, I can’t disagree heheh. I love weird people, I grew up with them and they’re fun.
Who has been the most influential person in your career? Hhhhhmm, well I used to play a ton of sports when I was about 10, just about every one in the books. I had so much energy I guess that the alternative of just hitting stuff in a certain tempo and making music seemed thrilling to me. One of the drummers I first got turned on to was Lars Ulrich.
How did you get into the music industry? I guess I fell in feet first with my first real band MVM. They were making an album and needed a drummer. Older group of guys. Funny that the same people were in another band before and wanted me to tour but I was only a freshman in highschool. Darn good people with sturdy moral boundaries.
Favorite song: Take it away by The Used
Favorite vacation spot: I never take a “ vacation “ my vacation’s the studio
Favorite food: Korean Sausage. Everytime you eat it though, people can smell your breath from across the room after you brushed your teeth 6 times....... literally.
Favorite drink: Coke Zero.... PROMO !!!!
Guilty pleasure: Chocolate, Guilty is an understatement.
Worst fear: Sadness.
What was your very first job? I was on a roof with my dad since I was 10 years old.
What is the question you are most tired of answering? This one. Hahahah, just kidding.
What is the number one thing you hope people get out of your music? Love.