ROCKSTAR Songs 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 have 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 live your dream.
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), and MusicOz Awards (AUS).
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 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.”
Chappel’s songs have garnered 12 Outstanding Achievement Awards in Billboard Magazine’s International Songwriting Contests (1994 – 1999).
Chappel warbles impassioned alternative rock singles with enticing vocals, radio-friendly hooks, and a catchy, quirky sound inhabiting the admittedly yawning chasm between Alanis Morissette and Ani DiFranco. – The East Bay ExpressNow she’s an acclaimed songwriter putting out some cool and unusual guitar rock like the Alanis-meets-rockabilly number ‘Kill Me Dead.
Chappel’s lyrics speak of finding hope and persistence in the midst of thorny circumstances… Her song ‘A Little Act of Kindness’ was hand-delivered to the Dalai Lama.
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’s music is often rollicking and upbeat and meant to serve as a kind of shot in the arm to her listeners… It’s all part of her Herculean effort to kick-start people’s own ingenuity to make their lives better.
Chappel contributed seven songs to the soundtrack of Frog & Wombat, Laurie Agard’s internationally distributed independent film, featured on HBO, Showtime, Encore and ABC (1999 – 2007).
Eleven tracks on Michelle Chappel’s self-titled debut CD received radio airplay in South Africa. The CD was selected as “Feature of the Week” by four major South African Radio stations and the artist was chosen as “Woman of the Week” on the largest radio station in the country (1994).
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 sophomore CD, “Infinity + 1, Man” held a No. 1 position and several Top 10 positions on US College Radio (2000).