Chelsea Bognuda – 2010

Chelsea won several awards in SGCNZ’s University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals as a student at Nga Tawa School in Marton. She was chosen to attend SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production and, from that, to be a member of SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company 2007.

Chelsea graduated from the Acting Course at Toi Whakaari in 2010 and since then has done shows at Circa Theatre, Bats, The Opera House and many other venues around Wellington as well as two big National tours with Capital E. Music has always been her primary focus whether in Musicals, Pantomime or her first love – as a Singer/Songwriter. An accomplished guitarist and vocalist, in 2013, just after completeing her debut E.P; “Chelsea-Bridge: A Series Of Firsts”, Chelsea went to the USA after being invited to play in Los Angeles at a local Gig event night. Since then, Chelsea was barely back in Wellington when she sprung off to the UK – to London – for the buskers dream.

She was invited to play at ‘Unplugged in Monti’ in Rome this September gone and  she says it was one of the greatest experiences of her life.

Chelsea has been playing music everyday whether in the streets of Hammersmith, or in a local bar in Pimlico for almost a year and is now part of a duo called Dot ‘n Bang with a French Singer/Songwriter she met at a local Open Mic night. Early 1930’s scat jazz, mid sixties rock n’ roll and that indie rock-chick thing going round –  that is what they say their sound is. They are planning to travel around the whole of the UK in the summer of this year spreading their music and doing what they love.