26 Year old Chelsea Wood, is a singer/songwriter from South Shields.
Chelsea is the manager of the band, The Waiters, and also CBBC star Richard Wisker, both of who are signed to, Blast Music Group Management.
I caught up with the rising star to chat about her music, her bands music and what she thinks about free music streaming.
Do you write all of your own materiel?
I started writing about a year ago and I love it. I tried a single someone wrote for me and I just had no attachment to it at all. Then I wrote ‘Seventeen Again’ and I love it because it’s my own work. I co write with the songwriter from The Waiters and I help co write their music too.
Do you play any instruments?
I play guitar, that is something else I picked up a year ago. It makes life so much easier when I’m writing songs.
Describe the sound of The Waiters, Richard Wisker and also your own music in three words?
My Music is Punky, Pop and Fun! The Waiters are Poptastic, Cheeky and Infectious! While Richard Wisker’s sound is Catchy, Soulful and Surprising!
What is your earliest memory of music?
When I was about 3, I used to watch this old video of rock bands. Videos don’t even exist any more! All of my friends would want to watch girly things and I’d put on rock bands! I just loved it, I’d listen to it everyday apparently!
Who is your favourite singer?
Ed Sheeran, he’s not only the hardest working guy in music but he’s also the nicest guy. I met him when The Waiters supported him and he had so much time for us even though his schedule that day was mental! He flew in from France to play the gig, straight after he finished performing he left the stage and flew to Ireland for another gig and then flew back to France to continue with his tour, but he still spent the time to chat with us and give us some advice, he’s a total dude!
What genre of music influences you the most?
Personally I grew up with pop and pop/punk music. McFly, Blink 182, Green day etc. My music is a pretty clear reflection of that. I did once randomly buy a Tom Jones single when it came out though, I’m not sure what that says about me! Now I listen to a really wide genre of music but the majority is pop.
If you could collaborate with any artist who would you choose?
You can follow Chelsea on Twitter @ChelseaW_Music