THE CHANCE

Country USA

Style Progressive/Melodic Rock

The Chance was founded by Seth Kreiswirth & Michael Brillantes in the summer of 1983 under the name Red Seal. Seth & Michael were both drummers in the Redondo Union High School marching band. Mike approached Seth with an idea to start a band playing different instruments while keeping their roots in percussion. Mike chose the bass and Seth played keyboards and lead vocals. The band was rounded out with Tori Brillantes on keys and vocals, Rob Brillantes on drums, and Ed Martinez on guitar.

The musical focus was cover tunes. Red Seal played a few private shows before disbanding. Michael, Seth, and Ed decided to focus on original music and added Rob Ahlers on drums. They recorded a demo under the name Red Seal and continued to play live shows in the Los Angeles area. In 1987 Ed Martinez left Red Seal and the remaining members decided to change the band name to The Chance. John Debelak joined the band on guitar. The Chance recorded its first original material at the Studio of Adrian (Ace) Cook.

Still in search of its identity, the band parted ways with John Debelak and went in search of a new guitarist. They realized the perfect fit was right under their noses. Ethan Kreiswirth joined the band in 1989. With renewed energy, The Chance played a string of clubs including The Roxy, The Troubador, The Whiskey, The Palace and others.

In 1991-92 The Chance met Jeff Benice and singed a contract with his independent record label Skydoor. The band recorded with Producer Chris Johnson and released their 6 song self titled EP in 1993. A summer tour of the United States followed with the band opening for April Wine, Shooting Star, Jackyl, and Brother Cane in addition to headlining their own shows.

– The Chance [1993]

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