Local Singer Ronnie Chase Shows off Vocal Range on Debut

Album Review

Ronnie Chase

Thirteen

(self-released)

ronniechase.com

On Thirteen’s up-tempo opening tune “Go to Hell,” singer-guitarist Ronnie Chase delivers an accessible pop hook — you can imagine hearing the song on the radio next to the latest track from, say, Maroon 5. The same goes for the snappy “She Alright,” an infectious pop number that sounds like something by Bruno Mars. Produced by Joe Vulpis and mastered by Tim Coyne, the album emphasizes Chase’s distinctive voice. He shows he can hit the real high notes on “Rogue Wave” and displays off some real swagger on the ricocheting, synthesizer-driven “Can’t Take That Away.” He successfully raps his way through “Take it to the Floor” and sounds particularly soulful on the simmering “Mi Cassa Torino.” And then he brings it all down a notch on the ballad “You Take Me There.” A promising debut.

About The Author

Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
Scroll to read more Music News articles
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Cleveland Scene Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.