Chad McCoy is a Party-Rocking Simultaneous Multi-Instrumentalist, playing high energy acoustic rock and roll, punk and soul.
Having spent a good part of his 20's as a busking vagabond, Chad McCoy creates songs that celebrate self-reliance and discovery, stylized after the 90's alternative music he grew up on, and in true D.I.Y fashion, played on instruments he's made and modified himself.
Seeing him in action means witnessing a person speedily strumming an amplified acoustic guitar, kicking out a drum beat with his 2 feet, and tapping out tunes with his trusty Little Tykes toy piano, all while singing songs that celebrate independence and positivity. Chad McCoy is a genuinely unique performer and artist, blending the D.I.Y. nature of punk, the approachability of folk, and the straight-up good times of rock and roll.
In the Summer of 2019 he embarked on a pedal-powered, musical tour by bicycle around Southwestern Nova Scotia to celebrate the release of his 2nd E.P., “Packin’ Light”. Travelling 750kms from Halifax to Yarmouth to Wolfville and back to Halifax, and pulling a trailer full of musical instruments and camping gear (and some snacks), Chad performed his busking-styled simultaneous multi-instrumentalist show all over the place from breweries and cafes, to farmers markets, house parties, campfires, and street corners.
Currently he is decompressing from the Packin’ Light Tour in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, playing shows around the province, and making plans to do another musical tour by bicycle through the Maritimes in the Summer of 2020.
Chad McCoy is also the stage-name of Brad McGoey, who chose this nom de guerre based on a joke he had with 3 friends back in ‘06. It has proven to be quite confusing.