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 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.
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.
“Beautiful World”, off of “Shake it Up”, aired on Hay House radio in January and February 2012.
The music video for “A Little Bit of Heaven”, off of “Shake it Up”, starring Betsy Franco, featured on Oprah.com.
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 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 music video for “Do Some Livin”, the title track off her CD “Shine”, won The New Musical Express award in the UK (2009).
The song “Shine”, off the CD “Shine”, streamed on OneVibration radio and was featured in Science of Mind Magazine (2008).
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).
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.