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
Chappel’s songs have garnered 12 Outstanding Achievement Awards in Billboard Magazine’s International Songwriting Contests (1994 – 1999).
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).
Chappel’s song “You Won’t See Me Cry” from her CD “Shine” was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category competing against over 15,000 entries from over 100 countries (2008).
Michelle’s come to believe that her interest in how the human mind works has everything to do with her passion for writing emotionally uplifting lyrics set to catchy melodies. In her music, she’s extending her psychology training, reaching out to help people explore their lives and dreams. Her music is beautiful. The beat and the sound are really compelling, and underneath all that, the lyrics really reach people.
Chappel’s song “No Place Like Home”, off of the CD “Shake it Up” placed third in Billboard’s World Song Contest in the Americana/Folk category competing against over 20,000 entries (2008).
Finalist for “Best International Artist” in Australia’s premier music awards for independent artists, The MusicOz Awards (2009).
“No Place like Home”, off the CD “Shake it Up”, was featured in Change Org (2010) and Science of Mind Magazine (2011); the accompanying music video raised donations for homeless organizations from Atlanta to San Jose. It was used to promote World Homeless Day in 2010 by the World Homeless Organization in Ireland.
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).
“Beautiful World”, off of “Shake it Up”, aired on Hay House radio in January and February 2012.
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).