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
Chappel performed as Pat Benatar for Karaoke Revolution, selected as one of the top 10 best games of the year by The New York Times (2003).
Chappel’s music video for “Do Some Livin”, the title track off her CD “Shine”, won The New Musical Express award in the UK (2009).
Finalist for “Best International Artist” in Australia’s premier music awards for independent artists, The MusicOz Awards (2009).
The songwriting (SHINE) is strong and Michelle has a fantastic sound that occasionally reminds me of Lucinda Williams whom I used to go hear at bars in Austin before she became a star.
“Beautiful World”, off of “Shake it Up”, aired on Hay House radio in January and February 2012.
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).
The music for “A Little Bit of Heaven”, off of “Shake it Up”, was chosen for the book “101 Inspiring Songs – The Ultimate New Thought Fakebook,” distributed by the Hal Leonard Corp., 2012.
The song “Shine”, off the CD “Shine”, streamed on OneVibration radio and was featured in Science of Mind Magazine (2008).
The attractive woman has a goal to help others through her music, as well as her work in her chosen educational focus. Her all-original CD is titled “Shake It Up,” and it really is more than refreshing. A number of Chappel’s songs have hit written all over them. I especially like “Flying Free.”
The title track “So Disappointed”, the title track from the CD “Simple Graces”, was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Contest (2004).