Chelsea and the Cityscape is a six-piece jazz/pop band based out of Toronto, ON. Formed in early 2011,
the Cityscape performs the compositions of Chelsea McBride, a Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist
and composer whose songs emulate the many moods and sounds experienced by bright-eyed youth
living in the big city.
After making their public debut in 2012 and performing at various Toronto venues (including
the Tranzac and the Central), Chelsea and the Cityscape released their self-titled EP in February 2013 as
a Bandcamp online-only release, featuring three songs that showcase the band’s versatility and
maturity. This was followed in June 2014 by their summer EP, Reinvent, also available on Bandcamp.
Chelsea and the Cityscape is led by Chelsea McBride (tenor saxophone, compositions) and
features Mara Nesrallah (vocals, of Mara and the Marigold); Kevin Stolz (piano/keyboard); Paul
Barton (guitar); Dan Minchom (bass); and Jordan Zagerman (drums).