|Born||Richard Edward Peralta
|Other names||Chad, Chad Peralta, Richard Peralta|
|Website||http://chaddiks.proboards.com/index.cgi? (registration required)|
Although Peralta was an information technology consultant, he is a musician who already composed and written several songs in Tagalog and English. He learned to play classic guitar at the age of twelve.
As an artist
Peralta first appeared on Philippine television at the Season 1 airing of Pinoy Dream Academy, among co-participants Panky Trinidad, Irish Fullerton, Jay-R Siaboc, Ronnie Liang, and Yeng Constantino.
Through ABS-CBN's Pinoy Dream Academy, Peralta was able to pursue his career as a musician in the Philippines. While participating in the reality-oriented program, Peralta underwent training and undergone experiences in improving his talent in singing. After several weeks, Nugen Music released his album composed of eleven of his songs, namely: Promise, Song For You, Time Machine, My Eyes Adored You, Kasalanan (Sin), Where Do I Begin?, Realist, I’ll Do Anything For You, Kung Pwede Lang Sana (Only If Possible), I Don’t Know, and the acoustic version of his Song For You. His songs use the pop rock and alternative pop genre, yet maintain the "mood of the song".
Among Peralta's songs are listed below:
- Tired of You
- Kung Pwede Lang Sana
- Song for You
- Where Do I Begin?
- My Eyes Adored You
- Time Machine
- Chad Peralta, Birth Name: Richard Peralta, Nickname: Chad, IMDb.com
- Richard Chad Edward Peralta, The Story and Songs of Chad Peralta, Filipinomusica.com
- Chad's Site
- CHADDIKS Online Forum(registration required)
- Chad Peralta, "Two talented Pinoy musicians in Aus!", 14 November 2008, apojim.multiply.com