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"Striking Vocals..."

"Striking and emotional vocals carry Chelsea in
Orbit tunes deep into your brain. These guys have
that "something" that all bands hope to achieve."
BlackJack, Indie - Indie

"Burns with feeling..."

Saturday night, you're chillin' with friends. Maybe you're walking around the city streets, maybe you're just sitting around in someone's apartment. Either way, there's that vibe. You know what I'm talking about. The Saturday night vibe that resonates through your entire body. You wanna move, live, feel the wonder of the starry night -- you want to "burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars," as Kerouac so eloquently put it. It's time to call the troops and party like you've never partied before. But, like any good party, you gotta have the music. That's where Philadelphia area band Chelsea in Orbit comes in. Their EP burns with feeling. Juan Parejo, the founding member, lead singer and main songwriter, gives a cosmic voice to the trippy guitar work of Gregg Biesiada, Rick Eddy's driving drums and Christian Seidel's throbbing bass. The result is ethereal. "Sugar", "Electric", and "Coming Down", will provide the perfect soundtrack to any Saturday night.
Lisa Trudeau, Centerstage, Chicago - Centerstage Chicago

"Radio friendly..."

Their songs are very “radio-friendly" and have great hooks and progressions. I’d definitely recommend checking out Chelsea in Orbit for those of you that haven’t had the experience yet." Anthony Caroto, Editor, Origivation Magazine - Origivation Magazine

"Rocking out..."

"Alternately rocking out with spacey reverb effects, trippy guitars and emotional vocals, the quality of the material shines through in multiple facets." Stuart Pitt, Rock Pile - Rock Pile Magazine

"CIO's sound unique..."

"Their web site described them as spacey, but to me their sound was much richer than that. Songs were simple -- two or three chords and catchy melodies --but the orchestration of the lead guitar coupled with the full sound of singer Juan Parejo's rhythms identified CIO's sound as unique."
Chad, Philly Music Homepage
- Philly Music Homepage

"Big things could happen..."

"An altogether tight and heavy pop/alternative band with a groove in all the right places...big things could happen for this Pennsylvania foursome"
Alex, Ward 42 - Ward 42

"blew the power out!"

"a great show, great songs and musicianship, so good they blew the power out." - Jim Thorpe, Chestnut Room, Philadelphia


"Tuesday" 1996
"Luminous" 1998
"Chelsea in Orbit" 2001
"Rise in the Fall" 2006 (fall release)


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Emerging from the hard knocks of the current state of music this Philadelphia bands sound could just as easily come from London or NY. Combine the best of English alt/pop with contemporary sensibilities then add powerful, emotional vocal hooks and effects driven guitars and you will get an idea of what Chelsea In Orbit is all about. Led by charismatic front man Juan Parejo, this bands electric live show drops jaws open and is not to be missed. But don’t get the wrong idea. Although Chelsea is known for their full sound, amid the deep reverb and swirling feedback are creative, well crafted songs.
Comprised of three driven musicians, members of Chelsea have worked with industry professionals such as Andy Wallace (Wallflowers, Nirvana, Phish) and Ronnie Crawford (Lisa Loeb). Their last project “Chelsea in Orbit” was produced by Brian and Scott Bricklin (mixed and engineered by Brian Bricklin) of the band Martin’s Dam (Hybrid/Sire) and was recorded in Studio 4, Indre Studios and the Meat Locker in Philadelphia. Their most recent effort tenatively titled "Rise in the Fall" and produced by Jamie Myerson ( Dido, Jewel, Duncan Sheik) will be available in the fall of 2006 on Myersons label 42 North.

Highlights include:

* Signed to 42 North Records

* 2004 & 2005 Dewey Beach Music Conference Showcase

* 2004 "Perfect Kiss" featured in the short film
"Life Coach"

* Featured on the CMJ’s “Certain Damage” CD
with “The Vines” & “Sonic Youth”

* Featured on Shut Eye Records “Buzzlighter” CD

* Philadelphia’s ”BAND OF THE YEAR“ for
2002 Origivation Magazine Awards

* Philadelphia’s ”BEST MODERN ROCK BAND“ for
2002 Origivation Magazine Awards

* BEST CD Award at Philadelphia’s
2002 Abilene Music Awards

* Philadelphia Music Conference Showcase