Chasing Summer is an international folk/rock duo whose music can be described as stomp-clapping, newgrass-infused Americana, known for their soulful style and rich harmonies.
Composed of Nashville solo artists Tammy Rochelle and Joseph Bamber, Chasing Summer delivers genuine, authentic lyrics, infectious melodies, and uplifting beats, completed by a rich blend of ethnic and traditional instruments. Trading vocal leads and “milk and honey” harmonies, the romantic duo weaves hints of old-time folk and bluegrass into their diverse and engaging set lists. Ukulele and mandolin grooves fill out their catchy originals like “I Want You” and “Lemon Bars.”
Often compared to Mumford & Sons and duos like The Swell Season or The Civil Wars, Chasing Summer’s progressive sound reaches far beyond entertainment value. Their passion is to help their audiences find joy on the other side of life’s difficult journeys. Chasing Summer engages with laughter, tears, and hope – reaching hearts in an honest and meaningful way.
Chasing Summer builds on Tammy and Joseph’s strong international following and flair. Before meeting Joseph in 2010, Tammy independently released five albums and toured in five continents, beginning at the 2000 World’s Fair and the World Cup Kickoff events in Germany and encompassing 10 European tours thus far. Joseph toured in Eastern Europe doing extensive outreach with children, performing in schools, summer camps and youth prisons. While living in Nicaragua, Joseph fell in love with the Spanish language and Latin culture. Tammy’s European travels sparked her love for the German language and a great respect for European culture. Their musical style and live performances are influenced by their world travels and cultural adventures.
Their music is contagious. Their funny banter and spontaneous rap songs show the chemistry of an authentic duo, on-stage and off. Chasing Summer is a lighthearted musical adventure, like flying a kite on a summer day, reaching you right where you are. “We do it because we can’t not do it, and it feels like the right thing. Our passion inside compels us.” – Tammy