Chelsey Nicole and the Northside Vamps' IndieGoGo Campaign
“Soulful. Honest. Old-school.” These are the three words that Chelsey Nicole of Chelsey Nicole and the Northside Vamps uses to describe their debut album, Love through the Line. The 9 person band, plus Chelsey, started recording the EP back in early September and with a little help from their supporters, it will be released this December!
Currently, the band is holding an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money towards mastering and distributing the album. About the fundraising, Chelsey says, “A lot of music nowadays is impersonal and only made because they want it to sell. But there are those of us out there who experienced those highs and lows and wrote about it to heal and to share it.”
Their campaign was launched on October 7th with a feasible goal of $2000. So, if you like the big band vibe of Chelsey Nicole and The Northside Vamps and want to help them release Love through the Line, then you can contribute at any level up until Thursday, November 7th.
You get certain perks when you donate. For $10 you get an early download of Love through the Line. $50 gets you the early download and an unplugged version of one song. For $100 you’ll receive the previous gifts plus a 20 minute Skype chat with Chelsey, and it’s $300 for all the aforementioned perks and a five-song acoustic set from Chelsey and her guitarist/producer Vince Cuneo, also via Skype.
The last song on Love through the Line, which Chelsey and Vince both love to play, is called “Stepping Stone”. She says that after writing six other slightly self-deprecating tracks, this piece emerged from a feeling of clarity and understanding. But each and every song on the album came out of a very personal place for Chelsey, which is why listeners can relate to her music so well. According to her, “They say, ‘Hey, I got my heart broken and that sucks and I’m bitter and sad but I’ll be okay.’ … We’ve all been on that roller-coaster ride and one thing we all experience is that kind of suffering.”
Her backing, The Northside Vamps, add to the old-school feeling that Chelsey mentions. They understand blues music and that it’s more about uninhibited emotions and less about a refined technique, though they play with both. She says, “They have that ‘soul’ in them, which is incredibly vital to this music.”
If you appreciate the raw talent of Chelsey Nicole and the Northside Vamps then be sure to donate to their IndieGoGo campaign. There’s only one day left!
Be sure to mark your calendars for their album release show on December 19 at Howler’s in Bloomfield! More details on that to come, so check our events section often!