Watch: Live at The Carleton with Chad McCoy

The Halifax-based simultaneous multi-instrumentalist continues our special Facebook Live series

Chad McCoy Live at The Carleton. Photo by David Hannigan.
Chad McCoy Live at The Carleton. Photo by David Hannigan.

Halifax Presents returned to The Carleton for the third edition of live online music series as we welcomed Chad McCoy on March 26.

The self-described “part-rocking simultaneous multi-instrumentalist” Chad McCoy plays “high energy and dynamic acoustic rock and roll, punk and soul.”

Having spent a good part of his twenties as a busker, Chad creates songs that celebrate self-reliance and discovery, stylized after the 90’s alternative music he grew up on. In true DIY fashion, he plays instruments that he has made and modified himself. And just wait until you see how he plays the Little Tykes toy piano he uses as part of his act.

Chad is currently organizing his Packin’ Light Tour, a pedal-powered trip through the Maritimes in support of his second E.P. Packin’ Light. The tour is currently scheduled to begin this summer but will be dependent on the state of the current health crisis.

“Travelling by bicycle and dragging a trailer full of musical instruments and camping gear over 1000km through three provinces, The Packin’ Light Tour is all about celebrating low tech and low carbon solutions, while keeping it high energy and upbeat,” he says.

In this latest in our Live at The Carleton series, Chad McCoy performs some of his original work, and we go behind the music to find out more.

Want to know more about Chad McCoy? You can find him online at chadmccoymusic.com and on Spotify, YoutubeInstagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Live at The Carleton with Chad McCoy

We were back Live at The Carleton with special guest Chad McCoy, who not only performs but we also chat with him to find out more about his music & career.Chad McCoy is a party-rocking simultaneous multi-instrumentalist, playing high energy and dynamic acoustic rock and roll, punk and soul. Having spent a good part of his 20s as a busking vagabond, Chad 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.Want to know more? Visit him online at http://chadmccoymusic.comPlease note the Eventbrite virtual tip jar mentioned in the video is now closed. Thank you to everyone who tipped during the performance.During this unprecedented time, we hope this will be an opportunity to not only enjoy a concert from our local musicians but for us to connect as a community through the power of music.Please note that we will following all health guidelines by ensuring only those necessary to facilitate the broadcast are at the venue and adhering to the recommended six-foot physical distancing.We look forward to seeing you online.

Posted by Halifax Presents on Thursday, March 26, 2020