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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 20s 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.

“Great Team! is the latest from Chad McCoy, and it bounces along in that Hold Steady
sort of tradition. Gruff vocals and pop hooks don’t always blend seamlessly, but
there’s no question they do here.”
— Adam Carter, In The Key Of C, CBC Radio

Starting July 5th, he is embarking 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 will be performing his busking-styled simultaneous multi-instrumentalist show everywhere he can. From breweries and cafes, to farmers markets, house parties, campfires, and street corners, this Summer you will be able to catch him 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.

Chad McCoy is also the stage name of Brad McGoey, who chose this pseudonym based on a joke between 3 friends back in ‘06. It has proven to be quite confusing.



Chad McCoy's Packin' Light Tour! Travelling 750km by bicycle around Southwestern Nova Scotia, dragging a trailer full of musical instruments, and playing shows along the way!

A tidy little live version of Diggin' the Ground from Chad McCoy's debut E.P. "A Few Crumbs, 1 of 2"

Filmed by Rhi, Nicola, and Hilary

In the Summer of 2017 I went on tour as a musician for the first time, traveling by bicycle and towing a trailer full of instruments and camping gear along Lake Huron, from Sarnia to Tobermory. It was an idea, and for the most part it worked.

From the "Very Official and Highly Professional Apples Of '94" Tour 2017, which had Chad McCoy and Luc Forsyth biking from Sarnia to Tobermory along Lake Huron and playing songs for the people!!