Laura Kelsey.

Laura Kelsey.

Nanaimo artist playing at Beantime on Friday

Laura Kelsey is a Vancouver musician who recently moved to Nanaimo.

Inspired by natural West Coast elements; honesty and dreams; and human, animal and women’s rights, Laura Kelsey is a Vancouver musician who recently moved to Nanaimo.

She is playing at In the Beantime Cafe on Friday.

Over the years Kelsey has fronted metal, blues and folk bands; and now blends those musical influences to create a unique acoustic act of original songs.

In 2014, she was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award as lead vocals for the band Sain Arden.

That same year, she released “My Time,” a single with all proceeds going to WAVAW (Women Against Violence Against Women) in Vancouver.

In 2015, she wrote and organized a 10-song rock musical that premiered at the HR MacMillan Space Centre. She is currently recording a new album while completing vocal work for bands.

Kelsey is playing 7-9 p.m. and tickets are $7 at the door.

To sample some of Kelsey’s music visit her website at http://www.laurakelsey.com/.