Chad McLoughlin is originally from upstate New York and has been living in New York City since 2000. He is an accomplished, versatile and innovative performing artist and composer.
Chad has studied music since the age of 11 and has been performing professionally since he was 15. His creative approach and virtuosic technique have impressed audiences throughout his career. He is credited with performing with a wide range of artists including David Kikoski, Bob Francesini, Mike Stern, Joel Rosenblatt, Carlo DeRosa, Richie Cannata, Chrissy Poland, Little Anthony, David Sancious, Manolo Badrena, David Torn, Ricky Neson, Bo Diddley and many others.
From 2007 to 2009, he formed a trio with Dave Anderson on bass and Thierry Arpino on drums and performed around the metro area. In 2009, he joined Gregg Bendian's Mahavishnu Project which played the music of John McLaughlin's original Mahavishnu Orchestra in clubs around the metro area as well as in Boston, Providence and Baltimore. Other interactions include the Darren Lyons group, which performed Chad’s original music at such venues as The Blue Note, Shapeshifter Lounge and Mexicali Blue to name a few. Recently he has performed with renowned bassist Jeff Andrews.
In late 2016 Chad released "Electron Flex" a trio CD of original fusion with Dave Anderson and Thierry Arpino.