Singer Chantel heads to Louth for Riverhead show

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A top rock and blues musician is coming to Louth to perform.

Chantel McGregor plays at The Riverhead Theatre on Friday March 29 at 7.30pm.

Voted Young Musician of the Year in the British Blues Awards 2011 and Female Vocalist of the Year in the British Blues Awards 2012, Chantel is an extremely talented singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Could it be that her Louth gig will springboard her to even greater stardom - as a performance in the town did for Adele a few years ago?

At the age of eight Chantel became the youngest person in the country to pass a rock school exam and at 12, she was jamming in her native Bradford and evolving into an incredible musician.

Described as a prodigy, at 14 Chantel was told by major labels, ‘Great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that!’ Wisely ignoring that advice, she enrolled at the world-renowned Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college’s history, to achieve a 100 per cent pass mark, with 18 distinctions.

Chantel left with a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music and a coveted prize, for outstanding musicianship.

Chantel said: “Playing live to great audiences is one of the most wonderful feelings, I feel so lucky to be able to do something that I love, see the world and bring happiness to others through my music.”

Chantel’s debut album Like No Other showcases her versatility and talent as a singer-songwriter.

“I really enjoy creating my own songs, it’s a fantastic way of being able to say what I wouldn’t normally say in everyday life and getting my feelings out, writing for me is very therapeutic”

Despite being kept very busy touring the UK and playing in Europe and Scandinavia, Chantel was very proud to have been involved in the prestigious BBC Introducing Masterclass 2012 and the London Acoustic Guitar Show.

To see, hear and find out more visit Chantel’s website at www.chantelmcgregor.com

For tickets to the Louth gig call 01507 600350.