My name is Chantell Alexi. As a child I developed a passion for art and poetry, whilst aspiring to be a singer. Very much drawn to Artists of the 60's and 70's such as Heart, Led-Zeppelin, Suzi Quatro and Free/Bad Company, I dreamed of growing up to form a Rock band.
In 2002 at the age of 19, I joined my first band and started transforming my poetry into Song writing. Soon after, I started attending Vocal lessons and have spent the last 11 years working on my vocal training and developing my song-writing abilities, whilst performing with various bands.
The most prominent of the bands I fronted was in early 2008- late 2009 when I was a part of the rock band Altered Perception. In March of 2009 we recorded our first and only Self-titled EP before disbanding in August of 2009.
Since 2009 I have worked on many musical projects including a couple of short stints with Pub Rock Covers bands as well as collaborations and performances with my Original Rock band ‘Alexi’ and the Blues Duo ‘Chantra’. These past projects left me with 1 album and 3 EP’s to my name as well as 2 music videos ‘Black Roses’ by Alexi and ‘Army Man’ by Chantra. The Chantra Album ‘Raising Hell’ and the EP ‘Untouched’ are still available for purchase from myself as well as the full collection of Alexi’s recordings ‘Then and Now’ on CD.
In 2012 I discovered a passion for Country Music and Southern Rock and chose to honour that new-found passion by collaborating with various like-minded musicians and friends of myself including guitarist Jason Aquilina of Sydney Country Band ‘WildSeed’, Singer/Songwriter Linda Mizzi of ‘Hobo Grace’, Solo Artist Shannon Guihot and Guitarist Eliot Reynolds of ‘Sideshow Annie’ to record my first Solo Album ‘Road To Redemption’. Influenced by artists such as Miranda Lambert, Alannah Myles, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, Heart and Traditional Blues Artists, ‘Road to Redemption’ is the perfect blend of Country, Southern Rock and Haunting Blues which truly represent who I am as an artist and writer.
Whilst working on the album I filmed two music videos for the singles ‘The Darkest Road’ and ‘Love Spell’ with Directors; Paul Cook and Kristina Friend. Both videos reflect the emotions and stories behind the lyrics of each song and were beautifully pieced together as promotional tools for the albums anticipated release. The videos can be viewed on Youtube or via my website
For any further information on my music please check out the music page on this site. And for info on what I am up to currently with my music please check out the ‘NEWS’ blog.
I hope you enjoy my music as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Over the past few months I have been working on my second Album along with my band members. The songs are sounding great and I’m very excited to see how they turn out. We are hoping to have the album ready for release by early 2015.
I have also recently been working on a 2015 Calender featuring Classic Hotrods and Bikes, along with the owners of the vehicles and their friends. I am hoping to release the Calender soon enough for fans and fellow Classic Vehicle Lovers to purchase them in time for 2015. To accommodate the availability of these Calenders and other Merchandise I create, we are currently working on a Merchandise Page/Shopping Cart for this Website.
Although I’m already working on Album Number 2, ‘Road to Redemption’ has not been forgotten as I am still gigging and promoting my first Album and am currently working on a couple more music videos for original songs off the album, so keep an eye out for new videos on Youtube over the next few months. And also keep an eye out for upcoming gigs and sneak previews of my next album.
In the meantime I have uploaded a couple of Live videos from my 2013 Album Launch to Youtube for people to checkout.
A huge Thank you to all of my friends and Supporters, without you nothing I do would be possible.