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Band Members



Chelsea Gilliland

Lead vocals and guitar

Recipient of the 2017 John Lennon Songwriting Award, Gilliland has been writing and producing her own music since the age of 14. She graduated from Belmont University with a degree in Songwriting and has worked alongside producer Dave Audé, someone instrumental in helping harvest over 130 Billboard hits. Born in Massachusetts, with stops in Spain and California along the way, Gilliland now lives in Nashville, where she is both a frontwoman of band CHLSY and a radio DJ on the local Yoco 96.7 FM station.

Photo by: Kenzie Maroney

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Sawyer Dodds


Hailing from Brownwood, Texas, Dodds has been a touring drummer since the young age of fifteen. He got his start drumming for Texas band, Sun City. Dodds now resides in Nashville, TN where he writes, produces, and plays in band CHLSY and fills in for various artists around town including, Nordista Freeze and Superstarfamus1day. Dodds takes influence from artists like Turnstile, Kings of Leon, and Briston Maroney.

Photo by: Kenzie Maroney


Sean Swanson


Growing up right outside of Chicago, Illinois, Swanson was inspired to learn guitar after watching his father play. Over the course of his adolescence he played in several bands during which he discovered his passion for bass. He now writes, produces and plays in Nashville band, CHLSY. Swanson graduated from Belmont University with a degree in Audio Engineering which he utilizes in the production stages of CHLSY's music as well as running sound for various establishments around town, including Nashville staple, The Blue Room.

Photo by: Kenzie Maroney

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