Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, Chelsea moved to Atlanta in 1996 where she developed the soul of the Southeast that can be heard in her music. After studying jazz guitar at the Atlanta Institute of Music, Chelsea began winning hearts performing throughout Atlanta and breaking through the feminine clichés. She is reinventing the image of females in music through her display of strong and unique songwriting with complex but catchy guitar style that she has been developing since the age of 11. Her live set is evocative of the spirit of the late 60’s. A funky groove, a reckless abandon, blistering solos, flower power, sunshine and rebellion. Her background vocal section flawlessly accentuates her command of the blues guitar, timbres fuse to create arrangements that are naturalistic and free spirited but simultaneously precise and intentional. The listener feels refreshed, invigorated and liberated, like a blue jay bathing in a fountain, singing sweet and sublime in a summer evening.
new single + visual out now
“Poise was written about a one-sided relationship. The dynamic that happens when someone gives you a taste but pulls away, strings you along and you have to keep your cool, your poise, even though you are going mad for them. We had fun delving into and mirroring that theme with this video: taste, desire, madness.”
satellites: the ep - out 5/11/18
COLOURS - EP - Release Date: 4/29/16
Chelsea has sold out her last 3 headliner shows at 300 cap rooms and various 100 cap rooms in Atlanta: Aisle 5, The Earl, and Smith's Olde Bar.
Sweetwater 420 Fest 2017, SXSW 2017, Atlanta Pride Festival 2017, Jam Sandwich Fest 2017, Candler Park Music Festival 2017 Decatur Arts & Music Festival (2016 and 2017), Rhythm and Brews 2016, Virginia Highland Summer Fest 2013.
Raleigh, NC: King's
Washington DC: DC9
Philadelphia, PA: Bourbon & Branch, Underground Arts
Richmond, VA: Gallery 5, Jam Sandwich Music Fest 2017
New York, NY: Rockwood Music Hall, Drexler's, Chelsea Market, Sofar Show
Nashville, TN: High Watt, The Basement
Austin, TX: Javalina, Shot's Bar, SXSW
Las Vegas, NV: The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
She has opened and played with Moon Taxi, Michael Franti, Zach Deputy, Collective Soul, Nada Surf, Drivin' and Cryin', Eddie Money, Roman Gianarthur, Dressy Bessy, Freedom Fry, Bright Light Bright Light, Alex Guthrie, DEQN SUE, Michelle Malone, The Shadowboxers, The Soul Rebels, Blackfoot Gypsies, Pony League, Mothers, Stoop Kids.
She is in regular rotation on Atlanta's WRAS 88.5, 99X, and Radio 105.7 ATL. She has also been played and in rotation on the following radio stations:
- KRZQ PLAYLIST - RENO, NV,
- KFMG - Des Moines, IA,
- KACV Indie Show - Austin, TX,
- KACV1 AMARILLO, TX THE INDIE SHOW with NAUGHTY DOG,
- KACV2 UNDER THE RADAR with KELLY CASH,
- KEBFMORRO BAY, CA DEAD AIR DAVE TIME with DEAD AIR DAVE
- KRXP COLORADO SPRINGS, CO NEW MUSIC FOOD TRUCK with AARON ZYTLE
- KUCI1 VARIOUS, US SONIC ROULETTE RADIO with ANDY MILLIGAN
- KXRN1 LAGUNA BEACH, CA FTPTIM with PYLES
- KXRN5LAGUNA BEACH, CA Y NOT RADIO with JOSH T LANDOW
- WLKKBUFFALO, NY UNDERGROUND COLLECTIVE with AXE
- XTRA SAN DIEGO, CA
- NPR's Closer Look with Rose Scott (2). LISTEN/READ HERE.
- AOL Feature. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- Interviews on ATL's 99x and WRAS 88.5
- 11Alive ATL & Company: Colours EP. WATCH/READ HERE.
- 11Alive ATL & Company: One Kiss. WATCH HERE.
- WSB-TV Atlanta's Salute to America 4th of July Celebration at Cenntennial Olympic Park
- 11Alive ATL & Company: Poise Premiere. WATCH/READ HERE
TV AIRPLAY [New Perfume]:
AXIS TV - National
H2O television - NY , NY
In Store Sports Network Media Place - National
The Cool TV - Lawrence, KS
Music Mix USA - Naples, FL
Video Diversity - Moaha, NE 600k
R&R Music TV - baltimore MD
California Music Channel
Screenplay - Seattle
● PCMusic - Canada
- Voted Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta 2016 winner for Best Mainstream Act, Best Music Video, and Best Song
- Chillin' with Chelsea Shag - Chilled Magazine. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- TRUNKSPACE Feature. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- Vents Magazine Premieres "One Kiss" Official Music Video. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- He Said Magazine Features "One Kiss". READ ARTICLE HERE.
- GA Voice Magazine Feature. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- Status Magazine Feature: Chelsea Shag - All That Jazz. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- Immersive Atlanta Premieres Chelsea Shag's debut single, Us Kids. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- Immersive Atlanta Video Feature, "One Kiss". READ ARTICLE HERE.
- Immersive Atlanta: What do you call these Colours? READ ARTICLE HERE.
- Plasma Magazine Feature. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- Naluda Magazine Feature. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- Verge Campus Feature. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- Windy City Times Feature. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- SXSW Feature with Libro Musico. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- Alternative Addiction Feature. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- Love You to Death Magazine Feature. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- SLUG Agency Feature. READ ARTICLE HERE.
- NeuFutur Magazine Feature. READ ARTICLE HERE.