The Quarantine Questionnaire: Chelsey Louise

Who are you and are you in a band or do you perform solo? If in a band(s), what is the name of that band?

Chelsey. Singer. Fairy Bones. Dog lover. Hummus aficionado. General goofball.

What instrument(s) do you play?

I mediocrely play guitar and I have a weird, natural ability to play the ocarina.

How long have you been making music? And what first drew you to your craft?

I am 29 and I started singing when I was 12. You do the math. No, please, can you do the math? I’m really bad at math. I was a figure skater (ALLTEL ICE DEN WOO WOO!), then did theatre-on-ice, realized I could act and NOT be cold.

Auditioned for my first musical, Bye Bye Birdie at Desert Stages when I was 12. Started my first band, Born Loser and the Hangers on – I know, I know – with my then-girlfriend. We broke up in 2011. Started Fairy Bones at the end of 2012.

What was your favorite show of all the shows you’ve ever played?

Psyko Steve asked us to hop on a sold-out show at Crescent Ballroom with Highly Suspect in 2016. After the gig, we were chatting outside with their tour manager. They liked us, and I told them we would “drop everything and go on tour” if they asked. They asked the next day, and we did.

What would be your dream lineup/location?

Haim, Pixies, Radiohead, and Ariana Grande. In my bathroom. Shower has good acoustics.

What are you listening to during this period of social distancing?

Sydney Payne – AKA Sydney Sprague, but I want to force her to use Payne because that’s her REAL MIDDLE NAME – sent me some of her new songs and they’re GREAT. I’ve also been jamming to Doja Cat, KFlay, and Childish Gambino.

What are you binge watching/reading?

I just started The Morning Show on Apple TV. About to finish DEVS on Hulu which is INSANE if you want a slow-burn, sci-fi with Ron Swanson in it. And if I’m in doubt, I’ll watch The Office, duh.

What else are you doing with these extra hours at home? Extra creative time?

Matt, who is now playing guitar in Fairy Bones, and I have been churning out some wildly named demos. They’re a bit of a departure from 0% Fun, and I’m REALLY excited to share with everyone. One of the dumb titles is “my sexual orientation is Timothée Chalamet.”

If you could Facetime/Skype anyone in the world for an extended convo right now, who would it be? Facetime or Skype?

I’d love to Facetime the President and ask what the fuck.

Favorite food you can make at home?

I make a wonderful toasted sourdough bread with vegan butter. BONE APPLE TEETH!

Are you currently working on any new musical projects? If so, what?

No new musical projects, just reinventing the one we got.

How can folx support your musical endeavors? Can people check out or purchase your work online? What other options might be available?

We just released a lot of new merch designs over at Follow us on social media. You can buy or stream our music on iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, and Spotify, and you can buy our album at all Zia Records locations (or order it online right now, I guess!).


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Photo by Bryant Redd Photography

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