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CHANTEL McGREGOR AT THE 100 CLUB SAT 15 JUNE ‘13

Some great news for Rock-Blues enthusiasts and aspiring musicians in London, is that Chantel  McGregor will be playing at world famous The 100 Club on Saturday 15 June Chantel is one of the fastest rising young blues artists in the UK and the long awaited show at the 100 Club should be a night to remember.

Chantel was voted Young Musician of the Year in 2011(1), Female Vocalist of the Year in 2012 (2), and played on stage with Joe Bonamassa on two of his tours so far.  Chantel is a formidable guitar player and a very talented singer-songwriter and her live performances are already renowned.

If you don’t know about Chantel here are some links:

See and listen to a solo acoustic version of one of Chantel’s original songs from her debut album, Like No Other, performed at a recent gig, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vz97YJDFrg&feature=share

A beautifully interpreted cover at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uROdLFHXwY&feature=share

For rockier songs from the three piece band, check out these two original tracks from Chantel’s album, at http://soundcloud.com/chantelmcgregor/sets/im_no_good_for_you_and_caught_out

Chantel at The 100 Clubon Saturday 15 June -The Club is located at 100 Oxford Street, London W1D 1LL doors open at 7.30pm

 

Advance tickets are £12 and can be booked, by calling 020 7636 0933 or going online at http://www.the100club.co.uk/gigs/chantel-mcgregor-2/

To see, hear and find out more about Chantel and where she is playing next, please visit http://www.chantelmcgregor.com/index.htm

 

Chantel McGregor

Imagine the tone of Robin Trower, the inspiration of Hendrix, the influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the energy of Bonamassa, the intensity of Walter Trout and the haunting vocal of Stevie Nicks all rolled into one…….. then let me introduce Chantel McGregor, one of the most exciting rock and blues musicians that the UK has ever produced!

 

At the age of eight Chantel became the youngest person in the country to pass a Rock school exam and at 12, she was jamming in her native Bradford and evolving into an incredible musician.

 

Described as a prodigy, at 14 Chantel was told by major labels “great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that!”  Wisely ignoring that advice, she enrolled at the world-renowned Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college’s history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions.  Chantel left with a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music and a coveted prize, for outstanding musicianship.

 

Chantel has since stepped out in the pro-musician world and her stunning live performances are proving that this is rock blues for the new age, played by a musician born with an effortless virtuosity, peppered by flights of incendiary guitar and flanked by moments of poise, grace and fluidity…………

 

When asked about performing on stage, Chantel said;

 

playing live to great audiences is one of the most wonderful feelings, I feel so lucky to be able to do something that I love, see the world and bring happiness to others through my music”

 

If you measure an artist’s prospects by the company they keep, then this Miss is clearly heading in the right direction, having been invited to perform on stage by Joe Bonamassa, the American blues supremo, on two of his tours so far!

 

Chantel’s debut album, Like No Other (1), is a beautifully crafted compilation, that showcases her versatility and genuine talent, as a singer-songwriter! 

 

On song writing, Chantel says;

 

I really enjoy creating my own songs, it’s a fantastic way of being able to say what I wouldn’t normally say in everyday life and getting my feelings out, writing for me is very therapeutic”

 

Also being part of the centenary album 100 Years of the Blues(2), in the company of the all time greats and Blues Fury(3), the new rock revolution, is testament to her highly regarded reputation in the music world!

Chantel was voted Young Musician of the Year in the British Blues Awards 2011, Female Vocalist of the Year in the British Blues Awards 2012 and is absolutely delighted to have been nominated for awards in two categories this year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Guitarist of the Year. Playingon stage with Joe Bonamassa on two of his tours so far, Chantel is a formidable guitar player and a very talented singer-songwriter and her live performances are already renowned.

 

Despite being kept very busy touring the UK and playing in Europe and Scandinavia, Chantel was very proud to have been involved in the prestigious BBC Introducing Masterclass 2012 (5)  and the London Acoustic Guitar Show(6).

 

To see, hear and find out more about this refreshing, creative and original young artist, and where she is playing next, please visit Chantel’s website at http://www.chantelmcgregor.com

 

 

Chantel’s album

 

was released in April 2011 here are some review comments

 

  Get Ready to Rock — “for a debut that seemed a long time coming, this is a remarkably mature piece of work and well worth the wait”

 

Blues Matters — “this is a great first album and I definitely recommend it to  everyone, there is something for all”

 

 

 

A few more interesting  facts about Chantel Mc Gregor

 

 

§        In January 2011, Chantel played a charity event at Cranleigh Arts Centre, with Paul Jones – English singer, actor, harmonica player, radio personality and television presenter (Manfred Man/Radio 2).  Eric Clapton also played on the same show, just before Chantel and have a look at this at http://youtu.be/MKrq4JkGXm8 , at around 1 minute 40 seconds of the video.

 

§        Read the write up on the above charity event at http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/entertainment/music/s/2085864_eric_clapton_and_pp_arnold_star_at_charity_concerts and see the next to the last paragraph, that heaps praise on Chantel.

 

§        Chantel holds the record for the longest song ever played on Radio 2, Daydream - from the live session and for the longest live session in a 1 hour show on Radio 2.

 

§        Chantel actually turned down major labels to be true to the music and formed her very own record label “Tis Rock Music” and released “Like No Other“, her debut album, in April 2011.  

 

§        Chantel has featured on a worldwide DVD celebrating 60 years of the Fender Telecaster alongside Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and the likes of Albert Lee.

 

§        Chantel has been featured in several Guitar magazines in the UK, the Czech Republic and Sweden and is probably the most qualified guitarist in the country.

 

§        Universal Records, the world’s second largest music company, invited Chantel to be part of a 100 Years of the Blues, that was released worldwide in September 2011 and includes “Help Me” from Chantel’s debut album “Like No Other“.

 

§        Chantel was voted Young Artist of the Year in the British Blues Awards 2011 and Female Vocalist of the Year in the BBA’s 2012

 

§        Chantel was one of a select group of elite artists, that was involved in the BBC Introducing Masterclass 2012.  This initiative, is about supporting unsigned and undiscovered artists, by giving them access to, and insights from, high-profile musicians and industry professionals

 

§        Blues Fury, a CD that was issued in the March 2012 edition of Classic Rock Magazine, includes “I’m no Good for You” from Chantel’s debut album “Like No Other”

 

 

 

 

 

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