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
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 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 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).
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).
The songwriting (SHINE) is strong and Michelle has a fantastic sound that occasionally reminds me of Lucinda Williams whom I used to go hear at bars in Austin before she became a star.
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 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 title track “So Disappointed”, the title track from the CD “Simple Graces”, was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Contest (2004).
- The music video for “No Place like Home”, from “Shake it Up”, is currently playing at select movie theaters in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“Beautiful World”, off of “Shake it Up”, aired on Hay House radio in January and February 2012.