Weddings

“Big city talent, small town charm.”  - Upbeat Magazine

 

Chelsea Lynn La Bate (10 Cent Poetry) is an award winning songwriter based in Asheville. She has an extensive catalog of songs ranging from appalachian tunes, to vintage love songs to top shelf originals. 

 

Raised by a jazz trombonist, greats like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf and Etta James played in her childhood home, shaping her rich vocal style. Her voice has been compared to contemporary artists like Norah Jones, Cobie Caillat and Regina Spektor. Her delicate finger picking pattern has been developing on the front porches of her native South since 2005.

 

She has performed thousands of shows throughout the US and Europe. She performs ceremonies and theaters with highly acclaimed symphony players in her project 10 Cent Orchestra. She is the First Prize Winner of Eddie’s Attic Shoot Out Winner (other winners Indigo Girls, John Mayer) amongst other national and regional competitions. Her most recent album, Appalachian Eyes, was produced by Grammy Award Winning producer, Neal Merrick Blackwood. 

 

Chelsea specializes in cultivating a sparkling air of romance for your pre-ceremony, ceremony and cocktail hour. She brings her love for love songs to your family with honor and a full heart.

"Chelsea added SO much to our 30th wedding anniversary party! She sparkles on stage. I commissioned her to write a song for my husband, as my gift to him. The song was perfect! When it was over, I looked around and all of my friends were in tears. It was a treasured moment. Working with 10 Cent Poetry was effortless. Very professional. She had excellent suggestions for songs and how to organize the event. The icing on the cake was Chelsea herself- she's adorable, was wearing the cutest dress, and has a unique and sweet voice."

- Sheryl T.

"Our dreams came true when we met Chelsea and chose her to share in our lovely wedding. From the moment we met her we knew she was the one to perform. Chelsea was so attentive and aware of our expectations from the start, she sang and played everything perfectly. Our guests were in awe of her lovely voice and couldn't get enough-they have inquired where they can see her and get her music. Chelsea is top notch and you will be over the moon with her!!" - Missy S.

“When my daughter was planning her wedding, all I asked is that she have live music for the ceremony, not an iPod! The aisle was long and Chelsea matched each song with the wedding party impeccably, shortening or making them longer as needed. Her voice is so impressive! Our guests kept asking if she was famous. She offered very reasonable prices and was worth every penny. ” - Rita Mafel

“Chelsea was so awesome! The music was loved by everyone - from my grandmother down to the young children. Chelsea learned Your Song by Elton John for our first dance and executed it beautifully! I like her version better! While booking, she was very responsive and easy to communicate with. I got more responses about Chelsea’s singing then anything else at the wedding. We were truly lucky to have had her.” - Sharon Wigby

Reviews from Clients

 ceremony, Hot Springs, NC

On the steps of The Biltmore. Photo : Sean McNeil

Listen to Samples!

Playlist  One

All I Have to Do is Dream

Hallelujah

All of Me

I Can’t Help

La Vie En Rose

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

You are My Sunshine

The Way You Look Tonight

Stand By Me

3 HOURS of MUSIC

includes

Guest arrival, ceremony and cocktail hour 

Two 50 minutes sets with 10 minute break

1 special song of your choice

Digital album for you and your guests

Top quality sound system 

Wedding. Marshall, NC. Photo : Eliza Rosbach

2 HOUR PERFORMANCE

includes

Guest arrival, ceremony and cocktail hour 

Two 50 minutes sets with 10 minute break

All songs from provided list 

Digital album for you and your guests

Top quality sound system 

3 HOURS of MUSIC

includes

Guest arrival, ceremony and cocktail hour 

Three 50 minutes sets with 10 minute break

1 custom written song performed

with take home mp3 for you and your guests

Digital album for you and your guests

Top quality sound system 

2 HOUR PERFORMANCE

includes

Guest arrival, ceremony and cocktail hour 

Two 50 minutes sets with 10 minute break

2 special songs of your choice

Digital album for you and your guests

Top quality sound system 

The Pearl

The Diamond

The Ruby

The Sapphire

Packages

Playlist  Two 

What a Wonderful World

I Will

If I Needed You

Love Me Tender

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Bicycle Built for Two

Unchained Melody

Women Be Wise

Dance Me to the End of Love

Amazing Grace

Add On To Any Package

• additional hour solo 

• additional player 

• commute each hour beyond initial from Avl 

• song request 

• custom written song with mp3 

• love song CD with your day 

All parties are welcome to use microphone and PA for toasts, ceremony or any other needs.

50% deposit secures your date. Bookings available up to 8 months out.

© 2017 designed and illustrated by Chelsea Lynn LaBate