Together with longtime friend and guitarist Brian Minisce, Becky Chace writes, performs, and records genre-defying, soulful music which twists and turns through the varied paths of life leaving their listeners feeling connected to the bigger picture through the window of their work. Their music has the sadness and swing of alt-country and blues ala Lucinda Williams, but can kick into the rock bravado of rock and pop ala Bruce Springsteen and drop into the lonely despair of a folk song all in one set.
Chosen Best Local Female Vocalist 5 times in 6 years (2000-2003, 2005) by the readers of the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll, Becky has been said to have "the voice of an angel who just got her heart ripped out by the devil." - The New Haven Advocate
Her CDs have received critical acclaim from publications including The Boston Globe who called Chace's Take Your Shot "a stunning collection of original roots rock, folk, and blues." Chace has opened for such national acts as Joan Jett, America, Judi Collins, The Gin Blossoms, Better Than Ezra, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Littlefeat, Delbert McClinton, and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes to name a few and is "arguably hands-down one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters to come out of the Rhode Island area." Motif Magazine
Becky believes that music should be used as a tool to bring people together. Chace proves genres and styles don't matter as long as the singer expresses herself with passion. Having sold over 8,000 plus copies of her independently released CDs, it is obvious that her fans believe this passion comes across on CD as well.
In 2007, Becky released 2 CDs, "A River Under Me," her seventh independent release and "The Best of Me," a collection of her best work as well as previously unreleased material. You can find all 87 of her published original songs on her website for download. In 2008, Becky and Brian collaborated with filmmaker Rachel Ferro to make a video for their song Some Time. The video premieres February 09. Becky and Brian continue to tour New England and beyond. Recently they've been collaborating with RI music scene staples John Amitrano (bass guitar) and Mike D'Albergaria (drums). Together the foursome are playing out mixing originals with some interesting choice covers. They're having a blast and finding audiences extremely supportive of the new outfit. Becky also plays with the seven piece Neil Young Tribute band Forever Young which also includes Amitrano on bass.
1998 Becky begins recording her first CD - a solo CD of original material.
Chace wins the 1998 WRX Acoustic Challenge in Newport.
October - "Play Me" released to favorable reviews.
"Play Me is a polished collection of rock and pop songs with a variety of flavors... Chace's voice is a full bodied alto with the warm tone of the best folk artists, but also the lived-in quality of the most compelling rock and blues singers." Jay Miller, The Patriot Ledger
Becky assembles the Becky Chace Band (BCB). Their first performance is in September and they play a CD Release Party for Play Me in October.
1999 The BCB lands a coveted spot in Boston's annual NEMO conference. Band plays throughout New England and in New York City at venues such as The Bitter End.
BCB participates in both The Club MP3 Tour and The Women Of MP3 Tour.
In this and future years the band opens for acts as diverse as Judy Collins, Joan Jett, Big Brother and The Holding Company, The Gin Blossoms, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Better Than Ezra, They Might be Giants, J Geils and Magic Dick, and America.
"Has someone seen the future of rock and roll and her name is Becky Chace? Well, there seems to be a strong argument for it, and Chace herself strives to put on a show of Bruce Springsteen caliber." Charlene Arsenault, Worcester Magazine.
2000 "Take Your Shot" - the first BCB CD - released in September.
"A stunning collection of original roots rock, folk, and blues." The Boston Globe review of "Take Your Shot"
"St. Joan" included on the CollegeFest 2000 compilation.
Chace wins her first Best Female Vocalist in the 2000 Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll.
"Becky has the voice of an angel who just got her heart ripped out by the devil." Pete Dodd, The New Haven Advocate.
2001 BCB releases first video - "Absolute Warhol."
Band captures four awards in the 2001 Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll. In addition to Becky being named Best Female Vocalist for the second consecutive year, The BCB voted Best Act; "Take Your Shot" selected as Best Album and "St. Joan" chosen Best Song.
2002 BCB releases its first all-acoustic CD, "Used Cars."
August -"Entertaining Road Hazards," an EP featuring six songs recorded live in the studio and three new songs released.
"On the new Entertaining Road Hazards Chace runs right up the gut with ...songs (that)... rip with Minisce's searing guitar lines and Chace's coal-charred voice." Bob Gulla, The Providence Phoenix.
Chace named Best Female Vocalist for the third consecutive year in The Providence Phoenix 2002 Best Music Poll.
2003 Becky chosen Best Female Vocalist in The Providence Phoenix 2003 Best Music Poll, the fourth consecutive year she has won the award.
2004 "Rescue" released. "Becky leaves herself open in her music in many respects, and that intimacy creates the potential for genuine human connection. She does this throughout Rescue as she has in the past." Jim Vickers, Motif
2005 For the fifth time in six years Becky is named Best Female Vocalist in The Providence Phoenix 2005 Best Music Poll.
2005 Becky begins touring solo, and as a duo with Brian Minisce, throughout New England in acoustic venues.
2006 Becky is named Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter by the readers of the Providence Phoenix Music Poll. Her 9th BMP award.
2006 Becky and Brian are named Best Local Roots Act, Best Singer/Songwriter, and Best Female Vocalist by Rhode Island's new arts Mag Motif.
2007 Live at the Barnsider is released in January chronicling one night of the 2 and a 1/2 year residency at the Barnsider in Providence. The CD includes 14 songs and is available exclusively through my music page on my website.
2007 The Best of Me is released in July. A 20 song collection spanning the BC's 10 year career with handpicked favorites and 4 previously unreleased songs.
2007 "A River Under Me" is released, Becky's first all original studio album since 2004.
2007 Becky and Brian hit the road for a year of extensive touring including a 25 date tour passing through 12 states to promote "A River Under Me".
2008 Becky and Brian are joined by bassist John Amitrano and drumer Mike D'Albergaria. They now have a perfect backing band for bigger shows.
2009 Becky and Brian release their first professional mucic video titled:"Sometime". They release their first DVD, which includes this music video, a tour documentary from the tour of 2007 and a live performance of them in Ithaca NY.