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CHANTELLE BARRY


“Long overdue,…the worlds best kept secret”

LIONEL RICHIE

“As charismatic as she is talented Barry excels with addictive pop tunes custom made for radio with smooth alto vocals to match her emotional flowing words & assonance.”

MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE

CHANTELLE BARRY’s music is soulful and organic. With “smooth alto vocals to match her emotional flowing words & assonance” (Music Connection Magazine), and with such a broad range of musical influences from Norah Jones, The Beatles, Jason Mraz, Elvia Presley and Sade (to name a few) Chantelle is undoubtedly “an old soul with a new sound”.

A native of Western Australia, Chantelle Barry first caught the public’s eye in 2000 when she won Australia’s version of POPSTARS, earning a coveted spot in the all-girl pop group, Bardot. The group’s debut single, “Poison”, entered the ARIA Singles Chart at #1, where it spent two consecutive weeks, earning a double platinum certification. It became the sixth highest selling single in Australia in 2000, and was the highest selling single by an Australian act that year.

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Chantelle has returned to her singer/songwriter roots and independently released her debut solo album ‘Simple Things’ which she toured in Australia at the end of 2009, featuring a performance on Good Morning Australia. Her songwriting efforts have garnered her a 1st Place in the UK Songwriting Contest for her song ‘YOU’, Top 5 Finalist in Songwriters Universe ‘Song Of The Month’ contest, a 1st and 3rd place in the Song of the Year songwriting contest and Top 10 in the Music Nation online music competition. Chantelle was also just nominated in the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for best song entitled ‘LOVE SOMEONE’.

Chantelle has toured the local L.A. music scene for 3 years. As well as her residency at the highly acclaimed Genghis Cohen she performs at such venues as Hotel Cafe, Harvelles, Room 5 Lounge, Tangier, Saint Rocke, The Cat Club and The Mint.

When she’s not in the studio you can find Chantelle on both the big and small screens. She has starred in several feature films including Universal Pictures ‘Couples Retreat’ and has most recently guest starred on Entourage (HBO), How I Met Your Mother (CBS), 90210 (CW) and ‘The Paul Reiser Show’ (NBC) set to debut in the Spring of 2011.

Edited by chantellebarry on 10 Feb 2011, 19:52

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