Chad Sylva


Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other, Vocalist - Alto, DJ, Electronic Music.


My name is Chad Sylva. I currently live in Shepherdsville, KY and am looking for working bands and sessions!


I have over 25 years playing experience in Prog Rock, Jazz, Pop, Country, Acoustic, Funk, Alternative and Classic Rock bands. I have a professional work ethic and no addictions. I am also an acomplished percussionist. I work well with vocalists as a sideman, or in full band situations. I pay close attention to vocalists to not crowd or overpower their performances. Dynamics and feel are musical priorities, as well as showmanship (when needed). Can sing 3rd and 5th Harmonies.

I am available for local, touring or session work. I am looking for semi pro to professional situations that I can be most effective in (no pay -to-play, or free beer please!). I learn fast, can read charts well and work hard!

Screen name:
Chad Sylva
Member since:
Jul 11 2005
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


Vinnie Colaiuta, Gavin Harrison, Neil Peart, Carter Beauford, Steve Gadd, Bill Bruford, Stewart Copeland.

The Police, Jeff Buckley, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Rush, Alice In Chains, Seal, Coldplay, Steely Dan, Dave Matthews Band, The Who, Porcupine Tree, Dave Brubeck, Tool

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


Rock/Studio Kit:
Gretsch Renown RN1Drums in Matte White Finish (10/12//14/16//22), Various Snares (Gretsch and Custom),

Soultone Cymbals Endorser

Tama Pedals and Gibraltar Hardware, Aquarian Heads, Custom In-Ear monitor/ metronome system. Various sticks and brushes and various shakers and percussion.