Chewie's real name is Nestor Estrada and he's a film composer based in Los Angeles, CA. Chewie is a nickname he had for many years.
Starting out as a self-taught guitarist at the age of 14, he developed his musical ears by transcribing video game music, popular songs, and his own band's music during high school. Afterward, he studied classical guitar and composition at college. Transferring to California State University, Northridge, he continued his studies as well as learning everything he could about jazz harmony and arranging.