When I was six-years-old, I received the world's best Christmas present – a Yamaha toy keyboard. It was plastic.
It was purple. It only allowed you to play one note at a time. But it was perfect. And sometime after my thousandth living room performance of "Ode to Joy," I decided that perhaps I should learn how to play music for real. So at nine-years-old, I started writing songs with my cousins that for some reason all began with the letter "w" and were all very sad, because even in fourth grade, I knew that happy song were overrated. Flash forward a few years, and I had outgrown my little toy keyboard but I had never outgrown my love of music. So at eighteen, I packed my bags for Berklee College of Music. In 2011, I returned to my home state of New Jersey, where I have been pursuing music ever since. A lot has happened in the past seven years. I have performed at over 100 venues along the east coast, been featured on radio stations across the country, and worked with some amazing musicians and producers. I was awarded Top New Female Act at the 2013 JAM Awards, which prompted me to record my first album, "The Broken Road," which debuted in 2016 under my real name Chelsea Carlson. Which brings me almost up-to-date. Here I am, 25-years-old, and ready to begin the next phase of my musical saga. After some serious soul-searching, it is time to embrace change and begin a new chapter. I am so excited to share it with you :)