Coming up in the highly competitive San Diego acoustic scene that has produced such world renowned talents as Jewel and Jason Mraz, Chad Cavanaugh emerged as the 2008 Best New Acoustic Artist nominee(San Diego H.A.T. Awards) and was selected for the 2009 San Diego County Fair’s 5th Annual Singer/Songwriter Showcase that features the top singer/songwriters in the county. Playing the intimate settings of the coffee shops to the big stages of San Diego, Chad delivers a lyrical style compared to Bradley Nowell of Sublime and infectious grooves ala Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz that gets people out of their seat. It’s common to see people dancing at Chad’s performances as he uses his raw lyrics from life experience and layers them over light hearted, simple melodies. He has been played on 102.1 FM and Sophie Radio 103.7 FM(CBS Radio)
With his first release, the CoffeehousE RebellioN, Chad has connected with fans from around the world. As people from Europe to Asia, South America to the Middle East and all across the United States are singing along. He has a growing legion of fans known as the Chad Army that hits the streets to spread the word of his sound. Chad continues to write and play for his ever expanding fan base.
Chad has been a soldier in the United States Army Infantry, a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery and has lived and experienced life all over the country. Reflecting on life experiences and using Faith, daily struggles and accomplishments as fuel for his songwriting is what has helped Chad connect with his fans.