Positive Music and Music Videos
Music That Inspires
When Michelle was a professor, her students used to line up outside her office to ask for her advice. She always told them to follow their hearts. One afternoon as she watched yet another relieved face disappear out her office door, she realized she wasn’t following her own heart.
What did she really want to do when she grew up? Sing in a rock band! She’d only written a handful of songs, but she knew that if she didn’t take the risk then, she never would. Her songs been on the charts and, more importantly, inspired thousands of people to follow their hearts, too.
Her positive music can help you move through challenging situations, let go of the past, discover your unique talents, create new opportunities, and celebrate life.
Airplay and Awards
Michelle’s had top 10 and 20 radio singles in South Africa and the UK; a #1 hit on US college radio; seven songs featured on ABC, HBO, Encore, and Showtime; and won 17 International Songwriting Billboard awards. She’s twice been a finalist for “Best International Artist” (The MusicOz Awards) in Australia.
In local Northern California, her music has aired on ALICE, KPIG, KZSC, KSCU, KAZU, and the TV show Voice of the Valley.
Online presence includes Women of Substance Radio (Featured Artist), Hay House Radio, Spotify, Radio 365, Yahoo Music, Positive Music Radio, One Vibration Radio, Change.Org, WomenUnite, The New Musical Express (UK), MusicOz Awards (AUS), Amazon, CD Baby, and iTunes.
Michelle has released 7 CDs in folk/pop/country, as well as a meditation CD. Just under 5 feet tall, the petite singer has a strong and dynamic voice, and compelling message for our times. Her songs are catchy and inspirational.
Positive Music Videos
Michelle’s music heals. I haven’t seen anything like Michelle since I interviewed Shakti Gawaiin (author of Creative Visualization), and John Gray (author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus) before he made it big. She’s a star.
The cover “Me and Bobby McGee”, off the CD “Shine”, streamed on Women of Substance radio in 2011-2012.
In a world filled with “cookie cutter” recording artists, Michelle Chappel stands head and shoulders above the crowd.
Dynamic, energetic, and full of surprises, Michelle Chappel’s pop-country video- Do Some Livin’ video – won Shockwave’s 2009 NME Award
- The music video for “No Place like Home”, from “Shake it Up”, is currently playing at select movie theaters in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Each song was punctuated by uproarious applause, and the end of the session brought a scream of ‘Encore!’ so loud it seemed to shake the walls.
The title track “So Disappointed”, the title track from the CD “Simple Graces”, was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Contest (2004).
Chappel contributed seven songs to the soundtrack of Frog & Wombat, Laurie Agard’s internationally distributed independent film, featured on HBO, Showtime, Encore and ABC (1999 – 2007).
“Infinity + 1, Man” was the top-selling independent release for 14 weeks at Tower Records in San Jose, California (2000).
- US College Radio (2000).
- “Infinity + 1, Man” was the top-selling independent release for 14 weeks at Tower Records in San Jose, California (2000).
Chappel’s music is often rollicking and upbeat and meant to serve as a kind of shot in the arm to her listeners… It’s all part of her Herculean effort to kick-start people’s own ingenuity to make their lives better.