“Five Minutes With” rock and roll band, Chase The Bear

Chase The Bear is a rock and roll band from Vancouver, BC that mixes catchy hooks, roaring electric guitars, and hard-hitting rhythms inspired by classic rock with influences of indie, soul, R&B, and pop.

The outfit has been playing in the southern end of the province since 2015, starting by busking on the streets of Victoria after brothers Troy and Leo Gilmore and childhood friends Connor Brooks and Braedan Royer moved from Fort St. John, B.C. with the dream to turn music into a career. They quickly gained recognition for their catchy original music and singer Troy’s bluesy, powerhouse voice before picking up keyboardist Kevin Parker and guitarist Jordan Phillips and moving to Vancouver.

Chase The Bear has played over 100 self-booked shows from Victoria to Thunder Bay and everywhere with a stage in between, including a sold-out show opening for The Trews at the Commodore Ballroom.

Chase The Bear


Bass player Braedy Royer of Chase The Bear


Rock and Roll, unless our rap career takes off



# of Albums:

1 EP, and one forthcoming LP!

Latest Album:

Chase The Bear

Latest Single:


Latest Video: 

Favourite musician growing up:

The Wiggles

Favourite musician now:

The Wiggles/ Tame Impala mashup

Guilty pleasure song:

Honestly, I don’t feel guilty for liking Brittney Spears or Harry Styles.

Live show ritual:

At one of our first shows in Victoria, an audience member repeatedly screamed “YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAR!!!” This has stuck with us for 5 years and we scream it to this day.

Favourite local musician:

The Vidos, and our label isn’t making us say this!!!

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

All I ever want is 5 more minutes in bed in the morning, so night owl.

Road or studio?

That’s like picking between Vanilla and Chocolate when you could just get Neopolitan.

Any shows or albums coming up?

September 16th at the Biltmore Cabaret with Dealers Choice

Where can we follow you?

Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | Twitter | Website


Rapid Fire Vancouver Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

If you stream our single enough times, we’ll be able to afford a meal at a restaurant and we’ll let you know

Favourite street in your city:

Jellicoe because it’s fun to say

Favourite park in your city:

Trout Lake

Favourite music venue in your city:

The Commodore

Favourite music store in your city:

Rufus Guitar and Drum Shop



About Demian Vernieri 519 Articles
Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.