Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Chelsea Williams
Chelsea Williams performs on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade
photo by picksysticks

How cool is this? LA local Chelsea Williams is featured in the new Shine 2012 Chevrolet Cruze commercial singing the Travie McCoy/Bruno Mars hit song "Billionaire." Most likely, you've already heard of Chelsea or even seen her perform on the streets of Los Angeles. Chelsea makes her living busking or performing in such places as Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade and Universal's City Walk.

Chelsea's voice is hypnotic and her rock lullaby songs? Infectious. Try walking a mile in her shoes and it's hard to imagine that she performs on the street for a living. For over three years, four days a week, Chelsea has been carrying her own P.A. system, pushing it through parking garages, setting up and dismantling her gear, three or four times a day. Selling over 50,000 CDs on her own, she's made fans literally one step at a time. Just head over to 3rd Street one weekend and if you happen to catch her playing, then notice the amount of times people basically stop shopping and listen. Performing a blend of covers and original songs, Chelsea's simple and catchy melodies highlights her silky, weathered voice.

This new commercial, which began airing earlier this month, shows Chelsea performing in different cities and locations such as a coffee shop, down in the subway and in a laundromat. Check out the new commercial below.

From reaching from the stars to becoming one, Chevy runs deep and will be with you throughout your journey

Chelsea Williams singing "Huckleberry Sky" on 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

And here's a behind the scenes interview with Ms. Chelsea Williams herself.