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 songs “You Know Me” and “Bring Some Roses” from her CD Simple Graces, streamed on One Vibration Radio (2007).
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”, off of “Shake it Up”, is currently playing on Positive Music Radio..
The cover “Me and Bobby McGee”, off the CD “Shine”, streamed on Women of Substance radio in 2011-2012.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
“No Place like Home”, off of “Shake it Up”, streamed on Women of Substance Radio in 2011 and is currently streaming on Positive Music Radio.