Genre: Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hip-hop, Gospel
“She has a voice of thick cream."
IVY CHANEL "IVY LIKE THE VINE & CHANEL LIKE THE PERFUME!"
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 is the founder of Ivy Chanel Limited, an entertainment company that supports and prepares emerging and established artists worldwide. In her early years, she first started singing at the age of 5, and as with so many great performers, she honed her craft singing in her church choir as one of the lead vocalists and directors 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 Grammy award-winning Scratch Professer, Curtis Richardson, Q-tip, MBE Soul legend singer Omar Lye-Fook, and Mo Pleasure (Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire). In addition, she has appeared with her brother, the legendary DJ Cash Money, and sharing the stage with Roy Ayres, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and Pharoahe Monch. She has worked throughout the UK, USA, UAE, and Europe and includes performances for President Clinton and Tony Blair on an impressive cv.
Now residing in the UK, Ivy is no stranger to the scene here, having won the "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, a big fan of Ivy's voice and tutoring skills. She has worked with numerous performers on X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, 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. She also 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. Ivy performed at the Hidaway
"Locked In Live" charity event to support the music industry during the pandemic in June 2020. Ivy is currently 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. So you get the idea; she's fantastic, very respected, and in-demand (Colourful Radio listeners nominated Ivy Chanel 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. She represents her Indigenous Native American roots as strongly as her African American ones, introducing her audiences to one of the entertainment industry's oldest but least represented nations. 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. Look out for her soon-to-be-released new single titled "Make Me Wanna," an expression of being loved through her musicality. MBE UK Soul Legend Omar Lye-Fook produced this song. " It was musically written by Morris "Mo" Pleasure, Omar Lye-Fook, and Ivy Chanel. Lyrics, written by Grammy Award Winner Curtis Richardson & Ivy Chanel. The musicians who blessed this song were Dean Mark on Bass, Jacob Morelli on Guitar, Kofi Kari, aka Percussion Discussion on Percussions, Francesco Mendolia on Drums, Omar Lye-Fook on the Keys and background vocals. Ivy Chanel vocal arranged sung backgrounds and lead vocals. "Make Me Wanna" Single is available on all digital outlets and Live Performance Video on YouTube - Ivy Chanel Channel. "Make Me Wanna, Lord" Gospel Remix and Video will be Launched on November 7th, 2021. Oh, and visit her new Ivy Chanel Music Academy For Singers and keep an eye out for her new vocal lesson book "You Better Sang – Release the singer from within (Volume 1)."
"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.
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