Halifax based artist Chelsea Amber (née Nisbett) brings soul to the stage as she grips your heart with passionate vocals, hopeful lyrics, guitar-driven tunes and drum beats that groove. Jordan Warford (Editorial Manager of www.guitartips.com.au) has commented: “If there were three words to sum up this inspiring artist, they would have to be integrity, class, and passion. Chelsea Nisbett is a new talent recently merging into the music industry. She brings with her a refreshing outlook on life and a tremendous aptitude for music that has been refined over recent years.”
The year 2012 will bring many steps forward and with that will come a few changes, one of which is her new name: Chelsea Amber. “Amber is my middle name and I believe it gives an accurate glimpse into who I am as a person and artist,” explains Chelsea. “I love the amber stone because it is made of tree resin which you wouldn’t expect to turn into something valuable. And the best part is, the imperfections (or inclusions) are what make it unique. Want to find a fake piece of amber? Look for something that’s too perfect.”
With the new name comes a brand new EP to be released in the spring of 2012. The 5-track EP features four songs produced by Paul Colman and Tedd T in Nashville, TN that give a true representation of where she is headed with her music. Chelsea cannot wait for her fans to hear these songs: “I feel really good about this project because I have had much more involvement in the recording and production of these songs than on my previous albums.” Producer Paul Colman says, “Chelsea Amber is a standout artist. She has presence, poise, drive and a captivating story to tell. She also has a stunningly powerful and emotional voice and writes beautiful songs.”
In 2010, Chelsea released her first full length album entitled Anchored Roots. This album was produced in Winnipeg, MB with Fresh I. E. (double Grammy nominee) and Byron Foster and in Nashville, TN with Otto Price and Doug Beiden. The title track received airplay on Christian radio stations across Canada. The album was well-received and was recognized with six music awards and four additional nominations!
To spread the word about the latest album, Chelsea set out to tour for three months coast-to-coast in the northern USA and Canada during the summer of 2011. The tour included concerts with numerous local artists such and two music festivals in the USA: Livestock Festival (www.livestockmn.com) and Soulfest (www.thesoulfest.com). Other performances under her belt are various television appearances such as telethons, Global Noon, Breakfast Television, Eastlink Magazine, CBC Living Halifax and 100 Huntley Street. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with successful musicians such as Rita MacNeil (with whom she sang a duet), Avalon, Newworldson and MercyMe.
In 2007, she released her debut seven-song EP entitled New Beginnings featuring six songs she’d written herself. The CD has won three awards and received four other nominations!
The future is hopeful for this young, new talent. Jeremy Webb recognizes this at one of her live performances: “Chelsea Nisbett came next, with three songs that proved the Dal student is going places. Nisbett mastered the mike and won over the crowd.” Keep watch as newly named artist Chelsea Amber marches forward to new possibilities in 2012!