Songwriter and piano-based musician Mason Chance is emerging onto the Canadian music scene and leaving a mark already. Making his home in Toronto ON, Canada, Chance is soaking up all that Humber College's jazz program has to offer. He quit piano lessons as a child, but soon was taming instrument after instrument, including guitar, bass, autoharp, drums and percussion, and just about any other instrument he can get his hands on. Some of Chance’s greatest influences include Stevie Wonder, Donald Fagen, Jamie Cullum, and Gavin Castleton, but he credits an album by American singer-songwriter and record producer Ben Folds for his return to the piano at 16 when he taught himself to play. Chance’s passion for photography and film turn creating and editing his own videos into child’s play. He loops, records and mixes his own productions in his richly stocked home-built studio, complete with keyboards, guitars, synths, percussion instruments and a competent selection of recording gear and software. His history of live experience includes a year's worth of performing as a tenor in an auditioned high school choir, multiple performances as a soloist throughout high school and into college, and 50+ hours’ worth of providing his online audience with clip after clip on YouTube, and through streaming services such as YouNow.
Chance expects to release his debut EP, Lost, in early 2017.