Chantel’s previous gigs at The Apex have been pretty special and it is great to be inviting her back again.The Blues came calling first, but rock was always waiting around the corner. Well it would be, wouldn’t it? Coming from the deep south, it was inevitable, but living in the deep south of a major Yorkshire City, there’s a gritty hard edge to life!
A female guitar prodigy, at fourteen, Chantel
was told by major labels that she had a "great voice, but girls don't play guitar like that!"
. Wisely ignoring the comments, she went to 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.
After years of touring and festival appearances, Chantel
returned with a vengeance with ten new songs that not only salutes contemporary rock, but shows her gradual transition from conventional Blues to a harder, bigger and bolder rock sound with progressive influences.
Chantel is currently writing for her third album and will perform some of the new tracks on her forthcoming tour.
She has performed with Joe Bonamassa
, and in the last 5 years she has twice been voted Guitarist of the Year by the British Blues Awards. She has also previously been voted Young Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Visit Chantel's website
£14 in advance, £16 on the door
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
This event is promoted by The Apex