She drew in the crowds at SOHO and has already dropped a number of her own songs, Chel, just 25 and from Springfield is our latest Central Illinois Featured Artist.
Vocals and/or instruments: Vocals
When did you begin performing? Age six
What is your favorite music to perform? Ballads
What is your favorite music to listen to? Top 40
How often do you rehearse? 15 hours a week
When did you launch the band? 2012
Where is you favorite place in Springfield to gig and why? The SOHO festival because it is an enthusiastic crowd out to listen to great, local, music.
What is your favorite song to sing? Crazy by Gnarles Barkley
From where do you seek inspiration? In life events, but also through the other musicians who surround me.
Tell us about your background in music? I started singing from the time I was three and began lessons at the age of six and began giving lessons at 15. I was in choirs and musicals until I got the opportunity to write and perform my own music. I started touring with the Nelly School in St. Louis and haven't stopped moving yet.
If you could perform with anyone who would that be? The band Queen or Stevie Wonder.
Find out more about Chel and her upcoming gigs by visiting her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/musicbychel
Here's Chel's latest video: