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. 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 Mt. Zion CME Church 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, 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 Ayers, 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). In addition, 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. In addition, 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 is currently one of the lead singers for C + C Music Factory, Mo Pleasure's Band, Miss Hoodoo and The Delta Boys, Three Styles Jazz, The Milestones Band, and, of course, her band touring Europe and Asia. 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. But, 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 newly released singles titled "Make Me Wanna" & "Make Me Wanna, Lord - Gospel Remix" are both expressions of being loved through her musicality. DJs received both singles in over ten countries in the Jazz, Soul, & Gospel genres. The Original single was in the Top 5 of the UK Soul Clart and Colourful Radio Soul Chart for several weeks, and the gospel remix single was the Track of the Week on the UGN Jamz Internet Radio Station. Both videos are on her YouTube Channel. It has been well received with over 100,000 + views worldwide. MBE UK Soul Legend Omar Lyefook produced this song. " It was written by Mo Pleasure, Omar Lyefook, and Ivy Chanel. Lyrics, written by Grammy Award Winner Curtis Richardson & Ivy Chanel.
She is finishing her album "Up in the Air," and the next single titled "Let Your Light Shine" is scheduled for 22nd March 2022 via the website and available on all digital outlets on Friday, 25th March 2022. The musicians who blessed this song were Dean Mark on Bass, Mike Brown on Guitar, Tuca Milan on Percussions, Joshua "Mc Nasty" McKenzie on Drums, Ivy Chanel on the Keys, and all vocals. Ivy Chanel and Curtis Richardson wrote lyrics. Oh, 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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