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 music video for “No Place like Home”, from “Shake it Up”, is currently playing at select movie theaters in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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’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).
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 for “A Little Bit of Heaven”, off of “Shake it Up”, was chosen for the book “101 Inspiring Songs – The Ultimate New Thought Fakebook,” distributed by the Hal Leonard Corp., 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.
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).
If she imparts a sense of hope and optimism to her audiences, she feels like she has succeeded.
The music video for “A Little Bit of Heaven”, off of “Shake it Up”, starring Betsy Franco, featured on Oprah.com.
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.