Chersea the one woman band, from Port Coquitlam, B.C. Chersea’s passion for life as well as her her music in quite infectious, from the moment when she steps on the stage to moment she gets off she gives one hundred and fifty percent of herself. I defy you to go to see this women perform and not be drawn in.
If you ask a musician how to describe their music, most give you well its this or that. When Chersea was asked to describe her music she jubilantly proclaimed “its ethereal, ambient, indie electro-pop”. Her setup is quite unique keyboard, pedals, loop station, drum machine, guitar and trumpet. Add in another instrument or three, and you have a full on orchestra.
When asked where she draws her inspiration from she replies “ I draw inspiration from all types of places”.
On this night i was in the mood for something different so instead of going to see a marquee name which I have seen before, So I scanned the list looking for the diamond in the rough, and I found one that piqued my interest. I made my way over to the Magpie Taproom bar and its a quaint hole in the wall, the place was bustling so then I knew I had found it. I entered made my way to the front of the crowd as Chersea was just finishing her gear set up.
Chersea’s ability to create walls of sound interwoven with her voice whilst being surrounded by a phalanx of instruments allows her to create amazing, dream-like soundscapes for those in attendance to not hear but feel.
If you’re looking for new music, this is an artist to give a listen to. She has an effervescent, positive vibe. After catching her performance come over say hi, and and she’ll have a chat and drink with you that is if she hasn’t lost her voice. In which case it turns into a conversation involving signing, charades, and a translator in the form of her sister.