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
“Infinity + 1, Man” was the top-selling independent release for 14 weeks at Tower Records in San Jose, California (2000).
- US College Radio (2000).
- “Infinity + 1, Man” was the top-selling independent release for 14 weeks at Tower Records in San Jose, California (2000).
Chappel’s songs “Down this Road Before,” “You Won’t See Me Cry,” “Flying Free,” and “Time for a Change” garnered 4 Honorable Mentions in Billboard Magazine’s International Songwriting Contest (2009).
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.
In a world filled with “cookie cutter” recording artists, Michelle Chappel stands head and shoulders above the crowd.
“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.
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 message that we should be who we really are permeates Michelle Chappel’s music. She instructs us not to mold ourselves to fit the expectations of our parents, teachers, bosses, or anyone else, but instead to realize our authentic selves. This message follows and amplifies the greatest psychologists and counselors of the 20th century—people like Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, and Viktor Frankl.
Chappel contributed seven songs to the soundtrack of Frog & Wombat, Laurie Agard’s internationally distributed independent film, featured on HBO, Showtime, Encore and ABC (1999 – 2007).
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.