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’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).
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).
The CD “Shake it Up” was offered a distribution deal by Savvy Muzik, Sydney Australia in 2011.
Chappel’s songs have garnered 12 Outstanding Achievement Awards in Billboard Magazine’s International Songwriting Contests (1994 – 1999).
Chappel’s sophomore CD, “Infinity + 1, Man” held a No. 1 position and several Top 10 positions on US College Radio (2000).
Chappel’s songs “Down this Road Before,” “You Won’t See Me Cry,” “Flying Free,” and “Time for a Change” garnered 4 Honorable Mentions in Billboard Magazine’s International Songwriting Contest (2009).
If she imparts a sense of hope and optimism to her audiences, she feels like she has succeeded.
“Beautiful World”, off of “Shake it Up”, aired on Hay House radio in January and February 2012.
The title track “So Disappointed”, the title track from the CD “Simple Graces”, was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Contest (2004).
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.