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
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).
“Beautiful World”, off of “Shake it Up”, aired on Hay House radio in January and February 2012.
The music video for “A Little Bit of Heaven”, off of “Shake it Up”, starring Betsy Franco, featured on Oprah.com.
The songs “You Know Me” and “Bring Some Roses” from her CD Simple Graces, streamed on One Vibration Radio (2007).
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.
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).
All of it—the creative impulse, the concern for others, the agency to act on that concern—is par for the course for Chappel who(se) songs send messages of uplift.
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).
“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).
If she imparts a sense of hope and optimism to her audiences, she feels like she has succeeded.