Chelsea in Orbit won a few local awards last year for their self-titled CD. In an interview with the Philadelphia Musician Resource Kitchen, Greg from Chelsea in Orbit has the following to say about his home town and its music scene:
“The scene lacks enough quality musicians. Parts of South Jersey may as well be Kentucky. They don’t want to hear anything new. I’m not trashing Philly just for the sake of it. I love Philly, grew up in the area and have played often here and will continue to do so.”
He also compares New York to Philadelphia, which isn’t really fair. As of the 1990 census New York has about 4.5 times the population of Philadelphia (7.3 million vs 1.6 million). Obviously there are a lot more good bands in NY trying to get something going. If you’re a good band in Philadelphia you have the advantage of less competition.