Videos for All Four Tracks Available Now
Mellieha, Malta – May 23, 2019 – Inspired by the powerhouse that was the late Amy Winehouse and the mesmerizing ways of Nick Cave, Chellcy Reitsma brings to live a quirky blend of the Blues and Alternative Rock that’s not often seen in the mainstream. A new face on the indie scene, she plans on captivating those looking for something familiar but new with her latest EP, Black Water.
Black Water consists of four tracks; three songs and one poem. Each song bringing about the best
Chellcy Reitsma has to offer while showcasing all that she is as not only an artist but as a true creative. Listeners not only get to hear Chellcy Reitsma’s creativity and talent, but they can also see it as well. Each track from Black Water has a video attached to it the latest of which was recently released on the 29th of April, 2019. All of them can be viewed on YouTube now. Her songs captivate from the start, but it’s “She-Man” that has gotten her notoriety since its release. Among 2,000 entries from almost four dozen countries around the world, “She-Man” was chosen as one of the finalists in 2018’s Great American Songwriting Competition.
“…expressing the emotional empowerment and strength of the artist.” – Living in Malta
“…communication is perfectly expressed through her strong deep voice, which, backed by the haunting sound of the harmonica keening a sad lullaby, forms the backbone of her latest EPBlack Water. ” – Times of Malta
“Chellcy is a one of a kind talent. She is not afraid to push boundaries and create music that has real feeling and organic energy. Her voice is fantastic, her songs are beautifully crafted, and her musical vision is both impressive and dazzling. I’m sure Chellcy will be a success” – UK Producer Aubrey Whitfield
Chellcy Reitsma has been played on numerous stations around Europe in five countries including Hungry’s Jazzy Radio, Channel Radio in the UK, and Radio Centraal FM in Germany. Formerly a professional dancer, she toured and performed all over North America and Europe and enjoyed international fame in the ethnic dance scene until her injuries in 2014. Next, she’ll be playing locally in Malta at Casey’s Live Music Bar on June 28th and promoting her acoustic duo around Malta. After that Chellcy Reitsma has plans for a live theatre concert in winter 2019 which will most likely be produced by Railway Studios MT.
Those interested in reviewing Black Water, featuring Chellcy Reitsma, interviewing her, or attending a future performance for review can get in touch via the information provided below.
Chellcy Reitsma is new to the indie music scene but not to the stage; a true artist in every capacity. Originally from California she grew up in a musical family exposed to American folk, rock and full gospel. She went to university for art and dance however, and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in visual arts with three degrees. After graduation she started her own ethnic dance company, which she toured around the world with and performed with many bands and drummers enjoying international fame and recognition within the ethnic dance scene. Her musical training was in American folk and rock, which she got from family members, and North African, Middle Eastern and Latin music genres through music and dance camps and working with live bands and drummers. From this experience she learned to play small percussion instruments like maracas, finger cymbals, and tambourine. She is based now on the island of Malta since 2012.
She started her musical journey in 2015 after some major dance injuries forced her to retire from dancing permanently. She had always wanted to try her hand at singing-songwriting but never had the time, so she quickly seized this new opportunity to start a new chapter and follow her music dreams. Songwriting came naturally to the artist, Chellcy is now a rising star in the indie music scene with her own unique fusion style and a retro edge that blends a touch of jazz, with blues and alternative rock. Her music has been described by some as “poetry to music”. She has already enjoyed success with her first three releases, which received some media coverage and can be heard on radio stations regularly in five countries.
Official Site: http://www.chellcyreitsma.com