Chelsea Wheatley is a Filipino/Australian artist, musician, songwriter, producer, andfilmmaker originally from Fremantle, WA.
Her family relocated to Melbourne, Victoria when she was 15. She then taught herself how to play bass guitar so she could start a femme punk pop band with her highschool best friends. They toured Australia extensively for 3 years and within this time Chelsea also appeared twice as a guest on Rockwiz, performing two solos and a duet with Chris Ballew (Presidents of the United States of America).
Some time thereafter ‘Chela’ (a long-standing nickname) was born, self-releasing her first single ‘Plastic Gun’,co-produced with Ben Ely (Regurgitator) and receiving airplay on Australian national radio. In 2013 and 2014 French tastemaker label Kitsuné released ‘Romanticise’ (co-produced with DCUP) and ‘Zero’ gaining Chela international attention. In 2014 Chela performed at SXSW and Coachella and has since supported Classixx, The Presets, The Preatures, San Cisco, Client Liaison and MIKA on tour.
As well as gaining 20million+ streams on her own releases, she has also collaborated with several musical entities, including Goldroom on his summer-anthem ‘Fifteen’,Clubfeet on their highly-rotated single ‘Heartbreak’, electronic heavyweight DamianLazarus on ‘Five Moons’, queer pop-punk cult hero Seth Bogart on his debut self-titled solo album alongside Kathleen Hanna and Tavi Gevinson, and NYC’s Gus Dapperton on his 2020 track ‘My Say So’.
Australia, New Zealand, Asia