Hooked by the Brit pop sound as a teenager in the early 1990s, English-born Chas Castell is a 7-foot tall, LA-based British Indie Pop / Rock singer songwriter, who fuses the guitar driven styles of artists like Radiohead and Oasis, the lush acoustics and orchestrations of Damien Rice and Ed Sheeran, with the classical songwriting of Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, and Burt Bacharach.
In 2012, Chas and his brother Dave formed The Castell Brothers and released their debut album, mixed by Kev Poree (Radiohead). In the same year, Chas and Berklee Grad, Jessica Mellott, formed Mellott and released their debut EP, produced by Andre de Santanna (Jason Mraz), which earned them a featured artist spot on Myspce and Reverbnation. With both bands, and solo utilising loop-pedals and triggers, Chas has performed extensively throughout LA and the UK. His songs have been placed on Sony Playstation and Tiscali.
In April 2015, Chas released his first solo recording, mixed by Grammy Nominated Nels Jensen (Sigur Ros). In July he released a second EP with Mellott, engineered by 'The Young And The Restless' composer, RC Cates.
Chas is heavily involved in music education for children, acting as business liaison for Education Though Music LA and running his own record label, the 'I Can Change The World Project' that teaches songwriting to teenagers, focused on creating music to bring about social change. He also designed and teaches his own course 'Project Management for Musicians' at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles', utilising his 10+ years of digital management experience.
Chas regularly play locals shows and events in LA and will be releasing new music with Mellott in 2020. He is managed by multiple Grammy award winning producer, Bob Cutarella.
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