We had the good fortune of connecting with Burgess Chase and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Burgess, how do you think about risk?
Taking risk is one of the biggest characteristics a person needs if they’re expecting to grow their business or just themselves as a person. To make that jump in confidence in whatever you’re doing is what builds you to have that mentality to achieve more in life. Every time I’ve accomplished something major in my life, there was risk and possibility of failure, and there’s been plenty of those. How I see it though, embracing the failures in my life and truly learning from them are like having perks to help me navigate through my life and career. Having a negative perception from failing will only shun you from seeing the so called bigger picture in my eyes, you can’t be afraid to hold yourself accountable. When I recently created “The Break Out”, a platform for breaking out new up & coming artists and creatives, the list of things that could of went wrong was ridiculous, but I was determined and had faith in what I was doing. Now I’m looking to do a follow up one this Summer 2021 in Houston at a bigger venue with a bigger line-up of artists & creatives.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My work spills over into many different things, from being a hype man on stage and MCing a show, to actually creating the show itself, or acting in plays and being apart of a podcast, “my work” has been quite the experience and learning process. Getting involved in entertainment from the beginning with my brother, recording and touring artist, Bryce Williams, I knew from the jump that it was going to be a learn as you go type of thing for me, but I had so much faith and confidence in myself that nobody could tell me what I couldn’t do or achieve. I put the work in and studied the game for what it was, what it is, and what it could be, from there I just ran with everything I knew. When we started touring across the country, I developed an act of being able to effectively influence people’s mood and get them to interact in ways that would surprise myself sometimes. When you tell over a thousand people to put their hands up, yell, and do whatever you want them to do, and they actually do it, again, again, and again; eventually you start to think to yourself, “okay I’m on to something here.” That’s when I really started to learn how to trust myself and my own instincts, propelling me to be able to dive in everything I’m doing now. Back in 2020, my friends and I started up, “The Glass Head Podcast”, a medium for expressing transparent thoughts on subjects of life, dealing with anything that might entail. Since then, we’ve had plenty of guests on the podcast that do all sorts of different things like music, entrepreneurship, reality tv, fashion, social media, stocks and financial literacy, nightlife, creativity, and more. In the middle of our third season currently, we actually just interviewed the owner of Live Oak and Houston legend, Chris Johnson, a mogul who has cemented his own impact on the Houston pop culture indefinitely. Another project that has now come to fruition is “Chase Matthew Marketing & Management” or “CMM&M” for short, a business that I created to conduct all my events and manage all my clients under one roof. The first recurring event is “The Break Out”, a platform created to break out new artists and creatives to the Greater City of Houston, pulling in mainstream marketing techniques and venues with high quality production, you can now see your favorite up and coming artist or creative in the same light that would you see your favorite major artist in. Lastly, there’s “BW Radio”, a digital radio station that I’m creating by focusing on the use of playlisting the hottest songs with new artists out of Houston, currently operating on Apple Music and Spotify called, “Heat of the Day”. Still growing, I’ve managed to catch looks from some major artists and celebrities like Funk Flex, Blac Chyna, JT of City Girls, Antonio Brown, The Game, Mike WiLL Made-It, Dice SoHo, and Baby Yungin. There’s plenty of more things that I could expand on that make up “my work”, but the premise of when people see my brand and read my story, I want them to see that you don’t have to limit yourself to one thing. You can do all that your heart and mind desires because so many times throughout my life, people have tried to get me to stick with one thing, and for the longest I did, but once I grew out that shell and saw how versatile my abilities were to do different things, I knew two things: that life had more to offer and that I had more to offer life.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If I had to pick which is pretty hard for me in this instance, to eat, they would have to go to Best Street Tacos in Midtown off Baldwin, the beef corn tacos and elote are amazing; it really doesn’t make sense. Another spot would be the Turkey Leg Hut off Almeda, the salmon bowl is crazy, but the drinks are just as good, so it’s a big win. Benihana in Downtown is just because, I don’t even think I should have to explain that one, that’s how great that place is. For drinks, it would have to be Electric Feel Good, Little Woodrow’s, and Belle Station in Midtown, Live Oak and the Address in Third Ward, Kamp on Westheimer, any bar on Washington Ave, and Space and Spire in Downtown. Just hanging out, the Museum District and Hermann Park is the place to go, plenty of different activities to get into and places to relax. A couple of other spots are Discovery Green in Downtown and Graffiti Park off Leeland, both are close in proximity and great for taking pictures, definitely recommended!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
If it had to be anybody, it would have to be my older brother, Bryce Williams, he’s been a big part in my journey as a creative, he’s actually the whole reason I was introduced to entertainment at all, so major shoutout to the big bro for that.
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