Genre: Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hip-hop, Gospel
“She has a voice of thick cream."
US-born of African-American, French, and Indigenous Native American heritage Ivy Chanel has established herself on the International music scene as a singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, vocal coach, and now an author of considerable talent and fame. She first started singing at the age of 5, and as with so many great performers, in her early years honed her craft singing in her choir as lead vocalist back home in Sharon Hill, PA. Since then, her soulful, melodic voice has been heard in numerous high-profile settings around the World. Her musical collaborators include the likes of Grammy award-winning Scratch Professor, Curtis Richardson, Q-tip, MBE Soul legend singer Omar and Mo Pleasure (Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire). She has appeared with her brother, the legendary DJ Cash Money, as well as sharing the stage with the likes of Roy Ayres, Stevie Wonder, and John Legend. She has worked throughout the UK, USA, UAE, and Europe and includes performances for President Clinton and Tony Blair on an impressive cv.
Now resident in the UK, Ivy is no stranger to the scene here, having won Best Compilation 2005 Award at the UMA's (Ivy's vocals feature on the lead single 'It's a Music Thing' – Union Black). She sang as an honouree member of the IDMC Gospel Choir (2013 UK Mobo Awards Nominee/Best Gospel Act). In 2012 she released 'Wind Blows,' which hit number 1 on Amazon's UK New Release Chart and was included on Giles Peterson's 'Brownswood Bubbler Seven' compilation album. As a vocal coach, her talents were recognized by Simon Cowell, who is a big fan of Ivy's voice and tutoring skills. She has worked with numerous performers on X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, and The Voice in the UK and equivalent shows in mainland Europe and the USA. She performed at prestigious Night Clubs, and Festivals such as The Global Gathering, Lovebox, Nottinghill Carnival, Sadlers Wells Theatre, Café de Paris, Jazz Café, Koko's (London), 606 Jazz Club, Boisdale (Canary Wharf-London), Scala, and Hideaway Jazz and Comedy Club. Also, she performed for The Haven Charity Event, St. Giles in the Field, and was the lead singer of Mo Pleasure's Band on his UK and European Tour from 2016 -2019. Currently, Ivy is one of the lead singers for C + C Music Factory, Mo Pleasure's Band, Miss Hoodoo and The Delta Boys, The Milestones Band, and, of course, her band, touring Europe and Asia. You get the idea; she's fantastic, very respected, and in-demand (she was nominated for the 2018 Colourful Radio-Bright Star Award for The Best Live Experience Category for her show at Hideaway in Feb 2018...)!
Ivy's heritage is a big part of who she is as an artist, and she represents her Indigenous Native American roots as strongly as her African American ones, introducing her audiences to one of the oldest, but least represented, nations in the entertainment industry. As she says, "There's so much more to our story, past and present. I wish to be a conduit for greater awareness and understanding". Ivy Chanel's musical works are available on all digital outlets. Her new live and studio-recorded album will be released in Summer 2020. Oh, and keep an eye out for her new vocal lesson book "You Better Sang – Release the singer from within (Volume 1)" For more information, please send an email or visit: and email@example.com.
"Ivy Chanel is utterly charming with an endearing love for her craft. As one would perhaps expect from a sought-after vocal coach, her vocal control and ease were tremendous. She has a voice of thick cream," The Soul House.