Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
Ann Arbor-based singer-songwriter Kelsey Detering is the driving force behind Ceolsige, pronounced [see-ole-sidge]. The name is taken from an Old English derivation of “Kelsey,” a word that roughly translates to “ship’s victory.” Ceolsige’s musical style is correspondingly triumphant, led by Detering’s energetic voice and love of rock ‘n’ roll. Also a classically trained pianist and self-taught guitarist, Detering imbues classic influences like the Beatles and Mozart with contemporary indie rock tones. As Ceolsige, she channels an abundance of sounds to generate her own autobiographical yet universally relatable musical expressions. It’s all captured on her self-titled debut EP, a collection of four powerful songs with stadium-ready arrangements and a blistering rock edge that never obscures her emotive voice. Rock out with Ceolsige this summer at Top of the Park.