Chad Alan Biography
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From Jeannette, Pennsylvania, Chad Alan Monticue was born on the 18th of February 1977. At a young age Chad wouldn't sleep unless there was music playing in the background to keep him calm. This may well have inspired him at a young age to create music.
Growing up, Chad worked in a movie theater and also on a condemned metal factory where he polished doors and equipment for elevators.
Chad's music career began in November 1994 when the group Pensive was formed. Chad played guitar and was the vocalist for the band. Monticue played alongside future Juliana Theory band mates Brett Detar and Josh Walters plus future Zao guitarist Martin Lunn. After graduating from Hempfield Area High School in Greensburg in 1996, Chad and Pensive released an EP titled 'The Subtlety of Silence' which came out in 1997 and was distributed by Akeldama.
The Juliana Theory was formed in 1997 as a side project for each member and became the group's main focus when Brett left Zao in 1999. Chad was one of the three remaining original members when the band called it quits in 2006.
In April of 2006, shortly after The Juliana Theory disbanded, Chad married his fiance Kate Atwater. They live together in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.
Chad returned to music when Derek White of the group The Takeover UK began a solo project called Derek White And The Monophobics. The project included talented bass player Chad who lined-up along side band members Derek, Jon, and Phil. The group released their self-produced debut album on Saturday March 1st 2008.
As of 2009 Chad plays bass in the band Vesta.
Absolute Punk Web Chat
February 23 2009
Chad has taken part in a web chat on Absolutepunk.net along with Vesta band mate Josh Fiedler.
Derek White & The Monophobics
February 26 2008
Chad Alan has been playing with Derek White and The Monophobics for the last few months. They will be will be releasing their album digitally on Saturday, March 1st 2008.
Take a look at the MySpace page for The Monophobics here: