Growing up in the sleepy little town of Clifton Springs, Bree-arne Chamley has been playing and composing her own music for over 10 years. First starting out on the piano when she was just 3, Bree learned to play by copying her mother. Discovering the wondrous variety of patterns and tune variations to make songs, she also found that she could play tunes just by listening to them. Picking up the guitar at 12 opened up a talent for not only composing but writing new poetic lyrics about her life experiences. Blended together with pitch perfect, soulful vocals it forms the unique music she plays today.
Bree's guitar skills are equally as potent as her voice, growing up with influences such as; Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), The Tea Party and a plethora of other artists concluding that Brees ‘eclectic’ taste in music has benefited her playing skills. Experimenting with different chord structures and alternate tunings are just some of the areas the unique artist uses for her style of acoustic/ folk music. Some of the highly skilled 'greats' that have influenced Brees vocals in her never ending quest to improve are Ella Fitzgerald, Katie Noonan and Sarah Mclachlan to name just a few.
Appearing at many different festivals including Port Fairy, Queenscliff and Apollo Bay. Bree left her permanent job as a storeroom worker to pursue a full- time career in music. Bree had currently recorded 2 EP'S and more recently unleashed her new album 'Release Me’ which was launched with a massive response. Boasting a giant double disc CD with 28 tracks, the album took a long 2 years to be completed.
After joining a government funded small business project Bree began the hard task of earning a living by being a full time busker in Geelong and along the coast, gaining a reputation as far as N.S.W. After barely a year this accomplished songwriter lost the ability to walk, to drive and to carry her equipment due to her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. "My hands and wrists were so bad at one stage I couldn't play without pain". Since then Bree's level of commitment and determination to continue with her music have only been enhanced. Bree is now constantly contributing her music to a multitude of fundraising projects such as the MS Mega Swim, Relay for life, The NDIS- National Disability Insurance Scheme and Karingal Respite Centre. Bree’s mission is now, not only, to pursue her music but to raise awareness of her condition and encourage others to see the potential in people who suffer from an illness.
"I had some very good advice I received from a good friend who was a diabetic about blue-tacking the pick to my finger so I wouldn't lose it (my fingertips were too numb to grip a pick.)"
Appearing in a multitude of Television programs and various media releases including Novembers Royal auto RACV magazine, and sounds like Cafe at the very least. Bree-arne Chamley is said to be "a name synonymous in Australian music" (Melbournes Buzz Magazine) .