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
If she imparts a sense of hope and optimism to her audiences, she feels like she has succeeded.
“No Place like Home”, off of “Shake it Up”, streamed on Women of Substance Radio in 2011 and is currently streaming on Positive Music Radio.
“Beautiful World”, off of “Shake it Up”, aired on Hay House radio in January and February 2012.
The track “Strange Kind of Love” was a Top 10 single on regional Adult Contemporary stations; the accompanying video aired on South African TV (1994).
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.
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).
Chappel’s sophomore CD, “Infinity + 1, Man” held a No. 1 position and several Top 10 positions on US College Radio (2000).
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’s songs have garnered 12 Outstanding Achievement Awards in Billboard Magazine’s International Songwriting Contests (1994 – 1999).
The message that we should be who we really are permeates Michelle Chappel’s music. She instructs us not to mold ourselves to fit the expectations of our parents, teachers, bosses, or anyone else, but instead to realize our authentic selves. This message follows and amplifies the greatest psychologists and counselors of the 20th century—people like Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, and Viktor Frankl.