Chelsea Nisbett

Chelsea Nisbett

 Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN
BandR&BPop

Chelsea Nisbett creates a new sound infusing acoustic rock, R&B and soul. All this coupled with her soul-touching lyrics makes for nothing short of a truly captivating songwriter and performer.

Biography

Awards:

R&B/Soul Single Track Recording of the Year - 2011 ECMA Awards
Gospel Recording of the Year - 2011 ECMA Awards
Artist of the Year - 2011 ANSMA Awards
Inspirational Artist/Group Recording of the Year - 2010 Music NS Awards
Urban Artist/Group Recording of the Year - 2010 Music NS Awards
Urban/R&B/Soul Album of the Year: "Anchored Roots" - 2010 Covenant Awards
Gospel Recording of the Year - 2008 ECMA Awards
Inspirational Artist/Recording of the Year: "New Beginnings" - 2007 Nova Scotia Music Awards
Up and Coming Youth Award - 2007 ANSMA Awards

Nominations:

Female Vocalist of the Year - 2011 Covenant Awards
Urban/R&B/Soul Song of the Year: "Anchored Roots" - 2010 Covenant Awards
Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "Soldier (remix)" - 2010 Covenant Awards
Female Artist Recording of the Year - 2010 Music NS Awards
Rising Star Award - 2010 ANSMA Awards
African-Canadian Recording of the Year - 2008 ECMA Awards
Jazz/Blues Song of the Year: "Slow Down" - 2007 Covenant Awards
Galaxie Rising Star Award of CBC - 2007 ANSMA Awards
Artist/Group of the Year - 2007 ANSMA Awards

Halifax based artist Chelsea Nisbett creates a new sound infusing acoustic rock, R&B and soul. All this coupled with her soul-touching lyrics makes for nothing short of a truly captivating songwriter and performer. Jordan Warford (Editorial Manager of www.guitartips.com.au) has commented: “If there were three words to sum up this inspiring artist, they would have to be integrity, class, and passion. Chelsea Nisbett is a new talent recently merging into the music industry. She brings with her a refreshing outlook on life and a tremendous aptitude for music that has been refined over recent years.”

Chelsea has just released her first full length album entitled Anchored Roots. This album was produced in Winnipeg, MB with Fresh I. E. (double Grammy nominee) and Byron Foster and in Nashville, TN with Otto Price and Doug Beiden. Anchored Roots has been well received by the public and has already received two Music Nova Scotia Awards and a Covenant Award.

In 2007, she released her debut seven song EP entitled New Beginnings featuring six songs she’d written herself. The CD has won three awards and received four other nominations! She has done various television performances including telethons, Global Noon, Breakfast Television, Eastlink Magazine, CBC Living Halifax and 100 Huntley Street. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with successful musicians such as the Rita MacNeil, Gary Beals, Avalon, Newworldson and MercyMe. Radio stations have picked up on this brewing talent as she has received airplay on various radio stations across North America.

She credits most of her musical beginnings to the church, where she began singing and playing guitar and now leads worship. She knows that God was the one who has given her this gift of music and she is so thankful that she has the opportunity to impact someone’s life with her voice.

The future looks hopeful for this young, new talent. Jeremy Webb of the Daily News recognizes this at one of her live performances: “Chelsea Nisbett came next, with three songs that proved the Dal student is going places. Nisbett mastered the mike and won over the crowd.” Keep watch for Chelsea’s upcoming musical endeavours as she embarks on her latest release!

Lyrics

Soldier

Written By: Chelsea Nisbett

Intro:
Even when life is so hard to bear
I know that You always will be there

Verse 1:
When I’m overwhelmed with everything
When my life just keeps on spinning
I can go to You so easily
‘Cuz You’re there for me, You’re there for me
No matter how many times I fall
I keep rising through it all
It’s not my strength I’m depending on
Joy cometh with a new dawn

Chorus:
I am a soldier, more than a conqueror
Not because of what I’ve done
It’s because of You
I am a soldier more than a conqueror
I have the victory
Because of You

Verse 2:
I stumble but there’s no stopping me
Even when I’m feeling so weak
I know I’ll keep conquering
Because of what’s inside of me
My strength won’t grow without resistance
So I just keep with my persistence
My troubles won’t leave in an instant
But I know my help is never distant

Bridge:
Even when life is so hard to bear
I know that You always will be there

Rap:
Life keeps coming with hard blows, but God knows
How my soul will only get stronger and stronger
Friends deserting and heartache and hurting, anger lurking
When everything I’m trying ain’t working
Every day I’m faced with new stuff, it gets tough
I wanna say that I’ve had just about enough
As the enemy’s blastin’, all my troubles I’m castin’
To the One who says He’ll carry me if I ask Him
It’s really hard to say when things will get better
Must I go through the worse before You break these fetters?
But I know You have everything in your control
You know what happens to me as my life unfolds
Yeah, I know I gotta keep holding on
‘Cuz help is coming and I know it won’t be long
Through Your strength I know that I’ll be stayin’ strong
I’ll be sayin’ goodbye as my troubles be gone

Lovely Child

Written By: Chelsea Nisbett

Verse 1:
Little girl fumbles in the dark
Fatherless, alone with her broken heart
Man after man walking in and out
Can anybody hear her heart shout?
Empty bottles open by her bed
Would anyone miss her if she’s dead?
Been asleep for many hours now
Desperate to find her way out

Chorus:
Lovely child, I love you
Life goes on and you can too
Please choose life
‘Cause there is hope
Don’t stop now
And don’t let go
‘Cause I love you

Verse 2:
She doesn’t know any other way
She doesn’t know what He would say
If He could see her in this ugly place
She just wants to hide her bruised face
She doesn’t know that all He wants to do
Is pick her up and tell her the truth
If she could see that she is beautiful
If she could see that life can be full

Bridge:
Your real daddy loves you
Created you with purpose
You’re a priceless masterpiece
No such thing as worthless
He loves your pretty smile
Your laugh just melts his heart
Just run to his arms
He’ll give a brand new start
A brand new start

Tag:
You’re washed clean, you’re beautiful
You’re washed clean, you’re beautiful
Beautiful

Anchored Roots

Written By: Chelsea Nisbett

Verse 1:
Fierce winds blow my thoughts
Around, around, around
Clouds and cold, cold rain
Surround, surround, surround

Pre-chorus 1:
Oh me of little faith
Why am I so afraid?

Chorus:
The storm—
Tries to break me down until I am uprooted
But you—
Anchor me down deep in your love
I’m not going anywhere
I’m not going anywhere

Verse 2:
When the lightning strikes
You see, You see, You see
Your hand holds me, gives
Me peace, Your peace, Your peace

Pre-chorus 1:
Oh me of little faith
Why am I so afraid?

Chorus

Pre-chorus 2:
Oh me of little faith
No need to be afraid
Oh me of growing faith
I will not be afraid

Chorus

Discography

Albums:
- Anchored Roots - April 2010
- New Beginnings EP - January 2007

The title track to Chelsea's latest album "Anchored Roots" has received radio airplay on Christian radio stations across Canada.

Collaborations:
- "We'll Find a Way" (song by Planet Atlantic)
- Nova Scotia for Haiti

Compilations:
- Ballads for Bayside
- We'll Find a Way (compilation CD by Planet Atlantic)
- East Coast Inspiration 2010

Set List

Chelsea can do anywhere from 5-75 minutes of original songs.

Original songs include anything from one of her two albums, and newly written material.

Chelsea and her band are also available to lead worship and churches services and conferences.