Matthew Chase sadly departed this life on April 13, 2008, when the shark diving vessel he was aboard capsized off the coast of South Africa. He was 33 years old.
In 2003, Matthew Chase began writing songs for his debut EP, "Tomorrow". A compilation of eight, primarily acoustic-based songs, "Tomorrow" experiments with many different textures. Building on this achievement, Matthew Chase released "Remember Why" in 2006, which was a more expansive, experimental and textured project than "Tomorrow". Matthew Chase finished his third and final project, "Everything" which was released in November 2007. A combination of alternative rock/pop, this was his most polished and accomplished work.
Matthew Chase's music has been licensed to many film/tv licensing libraries, as well as a 2 song major artist/major label publishing deal.
Chris Tallman, a San Francisco musician who performed and composed under the
name Matthew Chase, has posthumously won the 2008 Indie Singer-Songwriter Association (ISSA) Song Contest Lyrics of the Year award for his song "Believe," from his third and final CD, Everything.
Matthew Chase wrote BELIEVE, a tender love song for his then bride-to-be, Sarah. Sadly, just five months after the couple's 11.07 wedding, Matthew Chase was killed shark diving, off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. Since his death, his widow Sarah Tallman has continued the promotion of his music. Matthew Chase posthumously won the 2008 Indie Singer-Songwriter Association (ISSA) Song Contest Lyrics of the Year award for his song BELIEVE. His last CD "Everything," has the ISSA award-winning single, BELIEVE, as well as ISSA final nominees Single of the Year FEEL YOU NEAR and Best Pop song for ALL YOU GAVE. In 2009, BELIEVE placed as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, in the Adult Contemporary (AC) category.
"It's sometimes hard to BELIEVE that this is all really happening! But I keep reminding myself to "Dream Big, Shoot for the Stars and Always BELIEVE!" --- Sarah Tallman