Native of the most Southern state in Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Gustavo Chaise grew up in a large musical family as the youngest guitar-playing brother of four. Beginning his musical education at the early age of 8 in the cradle of Gaúcho Rock 'n Roll, town of Passo Fundo, Gustavo was nurtured on early North-American '50s & '60s Rock with iconic bands such as the Beatles & the Rolling Stones. As much as his state differs from the rest of Brazil, so does his relationship with Brazilian music. Pulsing with Southern Gaúcho rhythms such as xote and milongas mixed with alternative Brazilian Rock such as Jorge Mautner, Sérgio Sampaio & the Mutantes.
With 15 years of professional experience, Gustavo has composed original music, fronted several of his own bands (Severo em Marcha, Cumbia Libre) and has become one of the most requested bass & guitarist in his state backing up Gaúcho Rock icons such as Wander Wildner, Jimi Joe and Nenung & Projeto Dragão, amongst many others.
In 2015, Gustavo signed with Austin, Texas based music label, Worldhaus Music as recording artist and Brazilian production manager. Recently returning from Europe in January 2016, he is due to release his first EP on Worldhaus entitled "Berlin Sessions" in time for South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin. Gustavo looks forward to opening up his eclectic, alternative perspective on South-American Rock to the global scene.