MP3 Michelle Chappel - Simple Graces
Sweet, deep and inspiring female folk that bathes the heart in sunshine.
13 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, EASY LISTENING: Soft Rock
148 adds on US College Radio, including a No. 1 and several Top 10 positions with heavy rotation on 49 stations
Top-selling independent release position for 14 weeks at Tower Records in San Jose, California
Distributed in 25 countries in Europe on Gold Circle International
Top 10 single on regional Adult Contemporary stations in South Africa
Semi-finalist in Billboard Magazine''s Best Unsigned Artist Contest
Songs garnered twelve Outstanding Achievement Awards in Billboard Magazine''s International Song Contests
BAM Media''s Music Universe "Band of the Month" winner January 1999
Featured artist on https://www.tradebit.com, Music Universe''s The Garage, AT&T''s a2b, https://www.tradebit.com and https://www.tradebit.com
Contributed seven songs to the soundtrack of Frog & Wombat, Laurie Agard''s internationally distributed independent film (featured on HBO, Showtime and Encore in the US on December 1 - 31, 1999)
Performed sound-a-likes of various female rock artists including "Mad Donna" for Richard Snee''s "Mother Goose Rocks" CD set; "The Wheels On The Bus" charted at No. 17 on UK radio stations, and the accompanying video aired on MTV Europe (January - April, 2002)
"Chappel has the personality and songwriting ability to hit it big."
Aiding and Abetting, online music resource
"Mysticism, psycho-androgyny, lyrical hooks and catchy melodies, this guitar based production should corner a considerable amount of airplay." Music BIZ Magazine
"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 Express
"Now she''s an acclaimed songwriter putting out some cool and unusual guitar rock like the Alanis-meets-rockabilly number ''Kill Me Dead.''"
The Good Times, Santa Cruz
"The audience seemed to love her, students and older people alike. Each song was punctuated by uproarious applause, and the end of the session brought a scream of "Encore!" so loud that it seemed to shake the walls."
City on a Hill Press (U. of California student newspaper)
"...Michelle Chappel has been the top selling local artist at Tower Records (San Jose) for the last six months. Due to this high demand, Michelle Chappel''s CD can now be found alongside other major artists, as well as in the local artist section of the store."
Tower Records Manager, Dan McGurt