Chelsea McGough

Session Cellist, Composer

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16 Reviews (14 Verified)
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Hello! I'm a Nashville-based session and touring cellist. I've most recently played with Copeland, Gungor, Needtobreathe, and a host of indie singers and songwriters. While I love enhancing other people's music, I'm also passionate about writing, composing, and producing my own music too.

Even though I'm classically trained, I am well versed in multiple genres. I've also co-written several scores for indie films and many of my tracks have been successful on micro licensing sites.

The string parts I write and play are simple, tasteful, and executed quickly, matching them to fit your vision for the song.

I can track a part already written out or I can write and arrange the parts myself.

I can't wait to work with you in bringing your songs to life!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

16 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kristin E.
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    What an incredible session musician/cellist Chelsea McGough is! She promptly delivered the tracks on the proposed deadline and her work was excellent! Her tone is impeccable and the recordings were clean and professional. I will be working with her again soon!

  2. Review by Audiowell
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    Chelsea is a great musician and always professional with a great sounding recording.

  3. Review by Philip D.
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    Chelsea is capable of producing so many different kinds of sounds professionally from her cello. Our band is more of a dark hip hop futuristic kind of style and just from hearing the demo, she was able to catch the vibe perfectly. The sounds were not typical of a cello. In fact, before this, I had never heard a cello make sounds like this. Whether you're looking for something typical of the cello or something super abstract and full of character, Chelsea can achieve this with ease.

  4. Review by Sam Hornshaw
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    Professional, well priced and great cello playing.

  5. Review by Paul
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    Chelsea was easy to work with and her playing was exactly what my track was missing. I would use her services again and would recommend her on any project.

  6. Review by Tristan Barton
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    Was an absolute breeze working with Chelsea. Highly recommend working with her, great communication and amazing proficiency in nailing down the part! I would give more stars if I could! Thank you!

  7. Review by Mark L.
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    Great communication and quick turn around! Also took initiative and fleshed out my rough idea!

  8. Review by Yann
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    Fantastic experience with Chelsea, very nice person, beautiful cello sound and very emotional! Thank you.

  9. Review by Audiowell
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    World class cello by Chelsea!

  10. Review by Isaac J.
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    Chelsea is awesome... Great player, fantastic cello sound, easy to deal with and very professional!

  11. Review by Audiowell
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    Chelsea is very professional! Beautiful emotion and tone in her playing. Great sounding Cello!

  12. Review by Audiowell
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    Great emotion and a very expensive sounding cello by Chelsea, well done!

  13. Review by Greg Johnson
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    Absolutely wonderful playing and her audio quality was fantastic as well. She has a wonderful feel and keen sense of melody.

  14. Review by Joshua Spacht
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    No need to look any further. If you're in need of cello overdubs from a reputable and well-rounded musician, Chelsea should really be your choice. She can read notation, improvise, play expressively. And, she uses high-quality preamps and microphones on top of it all! She treats each project like an artist, not a "process". Exceptional work!

  15. Review by LS
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  16. Review by Nick Bullock
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    Chelsea is a complete pro, an exceptional player and composer

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Hold This Place by Chelsea McGough and Adrian Walther

I was the cellist and co-producer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • DPA 4099C
  • AKG C414
  • Apogee
  • Logic X
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