"Halo" featured in Discovery Channels "Saint Hoods"
"Perfect Kiss" featured in the short film "Life Coach"
"Sugar" Featured on the College Music Journal's "Certain Damage" w/The Vines & Sonic Youth
Voted Band of the Year 2002 Philadelphia's Origivation Magazine
Voted Best Modern Rock Band 2002 Philadelphia's Origivation Magazine
"Best CD" Philadelphia's 2002 Abilene Music Awards
Featured on Shut Eye Records "The Machines That Feed Us"
"Bad Luck" #1 on IndieFan.com Radio
"I finally got out to see a Chelsea In Orbit show in March. (2002) I got their CD a while back and thought it was a great album. Most of their songs are very “radio-friendly" and have great hooks and progressions. I’d definitely recommend checking out Chelsea in Orbit for those of you that haven’t had the experience yet."
Anthony J. Caroto, Editor Origivation Magazine
"Their web site described them as spacey, but to me their sound was much richer than that. Songs were simple -- two or three chords and catchy melodies -- but the orchestration of the lead guitar coupled with the full sound of singer Juan Parejo's rhythms identified CIO's sound as unique."
Chad , Philly Music Homepage
"An altogether tight and heavy pop/alternative band with a groove in all the right places...big things could happen for this Pennsylvania foursome"
Alex, Ward 42
"Alternately rocking out with spacey reverb effects, trippy guitars and emotional vocals, the quality of the material shines through in multiple facets."
Stuart Pitt, Rockpile
"Parejo's delivery makes each (song) sound like a call from an emotionally complicated place, where he sends back pointed messages…"
Brian Glaser, Digital City"
Chelsea in Orbit’s live show is an assault on the senses and can only be described as musical aggression."
John Williams, Pitch
"Pretty cool guitar intro and I liked the "vibe" right off the bat…Last note, I want to hear more from this band....”
Lauren Scheff, Belly Puddle"Everything that is needed to catapult to the top of the charts. Catchy guitar riffs, addictive vocals and of course the Chelsea in Orbit style of aggressive pop/hard lyrics".
Bob Figarola, Urban Squirrel
Saturday night, you're chillin' with friends. Maybe you're walking around the city streets, maybe you're just sitting around in someone's apartment. Either way, there's that vibe. You know what I'm talking about. The Saturday night vibe that resonates through your entire body. You wanna move, live, feel the wonder of the starry night -- you want to "burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars," as Kerouac so eloquently put it. It's time to call the troops and party like you've never partied before. But, like any good party, you gotta have the music. That's where Philadelphia area band Chelsea in Orbit comes in. Their three-song EP, "Choke," burns with feeling. Juan Parejo, the founding member, lead singer and main songwriter, gives a cosmic voice to the trippy guitar work of Gregg Biesiada, Rick Eddy's driving drums and Christian Seidel's throbbing bass. The result is ethereal. "Sugar", "Electric", and "Coming Down", will provide the perfect soundtrack to any Saturday night.
Just as the Chelsea area of London birthed innovation and art, audacious South Jersey trio, Chelsea in Orbit, soulfully embodies this concept. There is little doubt that Chelsea in Orbit is fluent in the language of British rock, easily translating the sonic syntax of classic '80s bands into an amalgamation all their own. Their music is not, however, to be confused with the outpouring of the ubiquitous neo-'80s bands seen today. Instead, they set out do something extraordinary: make great songs. Seemingly undaunted by the prospect of "making it big," and never ostentatious, all three members let the music do the real talking. The songs crafted by Chelsea in Orbit are, undoubtedly, crafted with patience. Never taking themselves too seriously - Juan Parejo (vocals), Gregg Biesiada (lead guitar) and Rick Eddy (drums) - all would rather tell the tales of their strange and comical encounters through three years of touring, than to sit and list their myriad accomplishments. After winning Origivation Magazine's awards for "Band of the Year" and "Best Modern Rock Band," Chelsea in Orbit already had three albums behind them. This remarkable acknowledgment led to the placement of their song, "Perfect Kiss" in the short, indie film "Life Coach." All major feats for which you are unlikely to hear any of the guys mention unless under strict questioning. In fact, when asked why they enjoyed performing at the prestigious Dewey Beach Music conference, Juan answered earnestly: "We got to eat a lot of pancakes." There is more to Chelsea in Orbit than just great music made by musicians with whom you'd love to hang around; the music is bold, the instrumentation is no-nonsense and the vocals can only be described as chill-inducing. Juan's fierce voice is replete with strong characteristics that are seldom heard anywhere else. Encroaching upon the release of their fourth album, the intricate yet jolting musicianship is clearly showcased. And it doesn't stop there. When acclaimed producer Jamie Myerson (Amy Cook, Duncan Sheik, Dido, AM), took the band under his veteran wing, the music truly began to take a life of its own as he engendered the album's perfect atmospheric touches. "Working with others, it never sounded quite right, never sounded quite like us until now," Rick explained. If their current endeavor is any indication as to what Chelsea in Orbit really is, people will certainly be listening. "The songs are stronger," Juan added. Gregg explained that working with Myerson on their album was "natural, like hanging out." Natural, for sure. Chelsea in Orbit's sound doesn't overpower, instead, it suggests and pulls you in; allowing the listener to circumnavigate around a taste of their many influences, but always keeping their own style in the aural forefront. "I just hope there's an audience out there that understands the passion of our work and feels as good about it as we do," Rick said, one of his less zany retorts made. But just when things become too mushy, a cellular phone goes off, blaring Echo and the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon." Gregg answers, looks around and swoops in with a saving quip: "There's a niche for what we're doing - it could be six people - but there's a niche." - Justine Larkin - Eclectriciti Magazine