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 8 CDs in pop/folk/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
The songs “You Know Me” and “Bring Some Roses” from her CD Simple Graces, streamed on One Vibration Radio (2007).
The title track “So Disappointed”, the title track from the CD “Simple Graces”, was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Contest (2004).
The CD “Shake it Up” was offered a distribution deal by Savvy Muzik, Sydney Australia in 2011.
Folk music has always been a beacon of hope for the troubled, with poets like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen echoing the tribulations of a wretched generation. Michelle Chappel continues the mission to speak for the people and send out a message of hope to an economically derailed society.
The music video for “A Little Bit of Heaven”, off of “Shake it Up”, starring Betsy Franco, featured on Oprah.com.
Chappel’s music video “Screw You Yahoo” received 17,000 hits in one day and was featured in The Washington Post and Newsweek.com (2008, 2009).
Chappel performed as “Mad Donna” on “The Wheels On The Bus” (Shifty Disco Records). The song charted at No. 17 on UK radio stations; the accompanying video aired on MTV Europe (2002).
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 CD “Shake it Up” was the featured CD release on Women of Substance radio in October 2012. Three cuts off it — “Flying Free”, “Time for a Change” and “Beautiful World”— all received airplay on WOR in 2012.
Chappel was chosen in Top 100 bands/artists in Billboard Magazine’s International Songwriting Contests (1999).