The smells of incense and Pine Sol along with the melodies of powerful R&B/Soul singers such as Anita Baker and Mary J Blige were a familiar weekend scene for iamchelseaiam growing up in Cincinnati, OH. Between the influences of her mother and the Baptist church it was hard to escape the music that created the soundtrack for her childhood, which led her to play several instruments.
Currently, with a New York State of Mind and a Midwestern Spirit, Singer/Songwriter iamchelseaiam uses her guitar to deliver melodic riffs, taking audiences on a rhythmic journey. Inspired human connection, every-day conversations & relationships are what drives iamchelseaiam to create music. As a writer she’s had the opportunity to write for The Voice contestant Kenny Araujo, actress Taryn Manning as well as several independent artists. She was recently mentored by Eric Robeson (Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, etc) through the ASCAP "The Collective" program. In addition she was apart of the ASCAP Song Accelerator program hosted by Alex Forbes and Valerie Ghent.
Her current project “A Beautiful Mess” (released Spring 2018), is a new sound that is completely different from the singer/songwriter style of her previous release “Live At The Bitter End”. "It’s definitely more rhythmic, heavy basslines and synth elements." says iamchelseaiam. Recently, iamchelseaiam completed a 6-city tour visiting Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles and Chicago. Her most recent single "Hurt People II" was listed at number 80 as the "100 Best R&B songs of 2018" by Soul in Stereo and YouKnowIGotSoul.