Chelle Smith & the Undercovers
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Chelle Smith & the Undercovers

Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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The best kept secret in music



"It's been really exciting to watch Chelle Smith grow from a solo
singer/songwriter into an artist who is so comfortable fronting her own band."

-Max MacDonald
Celtic Colors/Rave Entertainment - Max MacDonald


Currently working on their debut album.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Chelle Smith & the Undercovers "uncover" experiences of life and relationships through insightfully written lyrics that seem to have a direct connectibility with the listener and melodies that have a way of making themselves part of your internal soundtrack.

Chelle Smith grew up in Whitney Pier, on beautiful Cape Breton Island, surrounded by music in her childhood home. Various characters would gather from time to time to play tunes in the kitchen. Her father, self taught classical guitarist Jim Smith, was instrumental in Chelle's love of guitar. Looking back, she can not recall a time in her life when she could not play.

Chelle began her professional career as part of the singing/songwriting group Ashego. In their 4 years together Ashego performed along side such acts as Shaye, Buffy St. Marie, The Stampeders, Crush, and Mad Violet. As the primary songwriter for the group, Chelle has graced two MIANS songwriter's circles as well as countless others, with artists such as Bruce Gouthro, Gordie Sampson, Matt Minglewood, Stewart MacNeil (Barra MacNeil's), Max MacDonald, Steven MacDougall (Slowcoaster), and Angelo Spinazolla.

Throughout the Ashego years Chelle slowly began to branch off as a solo performer accepting offers to open for Selina Martin, Athena Reich, and Carmen Townsend. In 2006, with the dismantle of Ashego, Chelle hit the Cape Breton music scene as a stong yet charming solo artist, accompanied by fellow musicians Dan O'Neil on bass and Sarah MacEachern on drums. Thus forming, Chelle Smith & the Undercovers.

Sarah MacEachern (a.k.a. Squirrel), began piano lessons at an early age and continued with them into her university years. In elementary school band she developed and interest in drumming and went on to play with the Cape Breton Chamber Orchestra as a percussionist. In February 2004, Sarah joined Smith as a member of Ashego and has since sat in with such acts as Gordie Sampson, Angelo Spinazolla and Colleen Power.

Dan O'Neil (a.k.a. Merle), hailing all the way from the "busselling metropolis" that is the Greater Bateston area, is a relative newcomer to Cape Breton music scene. In his short time as a performer, Dan is already making a name for himself sitting in with local musicians Jessie Cox, Angelo Spinazolla, Ed Woodsworth and Jay Smith(Rock Ranger/Undecided Smith).

Connecting with various genres that reveal a multitude of musical influences from Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLaughlin, Ron Sexsmith, and Eva Cassidy to Steve Earle, SonVolt, Sheryl Crow, and Radiohead to name a few. Chelle Smith & the Undercovers expose tastes of folk, pop, country, blues and jazz which uncovers a sound that resonates with any audience.

For more information contact: Chelle Smith-