Chase d’Arnaud is doing something every kid dreams of doing, times two: he is a Major League Baseball player and a rock star.
Chase d'Arnaud (pron. Darno) was born in Torrance, California. Growing up, his mom was an opera singer and she would have both Chase and brother, Travis, sing along with her in the car, which helped lead to Chase's love for music. A violin player through elementary and middle school, Chase switched to the bass in high school and played in a band with some of his baseball teammates. Chase took up the guitar during his senior year of high school.
Chase was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2005 MLB Draft out of high school, but he chose to attend Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. where he played baseball. He was drafted once again in 2008 in the 4th round of the MLB Amateur Draft. In June 2011, while playing for the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians, Chase was called up to the majors by the Pittsburgh Pirates and since has played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, and the Boston Red Sox. Currently, Chase is back on the West Coast and plays for the San Diego Padres. His brother, Travis, is a catcher with the New York Mets.
In 2016, Chase and his band opened for Lady Antebellum at the Kicks 101.5 Country Fair just outside Atlanta, Ga., played a set at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tn., and headlined at legendary Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Ga.
Chase spends the majority of his offseason in Los Angeles, Calif.