Talented singer/songwriter Chantel McGregor will headline Mama Liz’s at a gig in Stamford on Saturday May 4 as she continues to take the music scene by storm.
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 enrolled at the 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, the college’s musician of the year award.
In previous years, Chantel stepped out in the pro-musician world and her stunning live performances demonstrated that she had the ability to perform rock for the new age, and since then, she’s built a loyal and growing fan base who follow her every move.
If you measure an artist’s prospects by the company they keep, then Chantel has been moving in the right direction. Early in her career, Chantel was invited to perform with Joe Bonamassa, on two of his UK tours.
When Chantel released her 2011 debut album, Like No Other, one critic said, “Chantel McGregor deserves to be held up as a messiah of blues-rock and given her own mountain. She doesn’t strum or pick her guitar but almost bends and distorts it, as if she’s channelling the ghost of Hendrix through her fingers.”
The album was produced by Livingstone Brown, whose production credits include Ed Sheeran, Robin Trower, and Shakira. The end result was a beautifully crafted debut album that showcased Chantel’s versatility and talent as a singer-songwriter.
Chantel’s follow up album, Like Control, again produced by Livingstone Brown, was released in October 2015 to critical acclaim.
The single, Take The Power, was playlisted for 5 weeks on Planet Rock radio.
Chantel has recently been interviewed for features on Sky News, BBC Radio Five Liveand BBC Radio Four.
In December 2018, Chantel launched her own Podcast, which has been very successful, earning a place in the iTunesPodcast Charts.
Chantel is currently writing for her third album and recording an acoustic album, debuting some of the new tracks on her 2019 tour which stops off locally at Mama Liz’s in Stamford on Saturday May 4.