Chela is an Australian/Filipino artist, musician, songwriter, and producer originally from Fremantle, Western Australia and now based in Melbourne. Her family relocated to Melbourne, Victoria when she was 15 where she taught herself how to play bass guitar so she could start a band. Shortly after establishing an all-female punk pop band with her best friends, Chela also appeared twice as a guest on Rockwiz, performing two solos and a duet with Chris Ballew (Presidents of the United States of America) and has since supported Classixx, The Presets, The Preatures, San Cisco, Client Liaison and MIKA on tour.
Chela self-released her first single ‘Plastic Gun’, coproduced with Ben Ely (Regurgitator) and received airplay on Australian national radio. In 2013 French tastemaker label Kitsuné released ‘Romanticise’, co-produced with DCUP gaining Chela international attention. In 2017 Chela self-released single 'Bad Habit' via premiere on NPR who said "it slithers and strikes like classic Shakira".
More recently, Chela released a duet featuring fellow Australian songstress Banoffee called 'Shut You Up',
an anthem about switching off from technology for a moment.
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