Chantele

Chantele

BandR&BSinger/Songwriter

Biography

You will not find a woman with as much talent yet shows as much modesty as Chantele'. A performer since the age of nine, a songwriter since the age of twelve, gifted actress and vocalist, Chantele' has always had her hands in the musical cookie jar. Born in Athens, Greece, Chantele' is the daughter of two Air Force veterans. This 22-year-old beauty says "music has always been a major part of my life, when I write and perform I get to know more about myself." Her remarkable ingenuity allows her to put pen-to-paper and produce powerful hooks, vocal tones that are out of this world, and melodies that cannot be dismissed from memory. Chantele' has a vast way of connecting her lyrics to emotions that are familiar to the souls of the young and the old.

If you were to speak with people that have worked with her you will find that she is a hard-worker, very dedicated to what she does, grounded, and has the best over all personality. Chantele’ stays involved in her craft by actively working with people in the industry, a vocal coach, and two non-profit agencies. She was a core member of a talented group of teens known as "360", who gathered to work at the PAL DARS (Police Activities League Digital Audio Recording Studio). She and fellow member/producer 1-Tyme, has produced a well recognized song "T.Sunshine", which was included on a CD promoted by the Richmond Arts Program. She is now apart of the Youth Uprising team, where she and 1-Tyme are currently working hard to finish her much anticipated debut album which will be entitled “A Year in the Life of a Woman.”

A popular West Coast talent competition selected her out of thousand to participate in one of their 11 showcases for the year of 2004. Her biggest accomplishment was her being solicited to perform at the "Strive for More Music Showcase," a showcase that took place at Maxwells, a well known night club in Oakland, CA. She was also requested to perform at the “Bay Area’s Musicians Gift Bag,” put on by the dynamic vocalist Margo LeDuc. The showcase featured artists such as: Clifford Colter, The Drifters, Tony Lindsay of Carlos Santana, and was hosted by local radio stations, KPFA and KKUP. However, you can catch her in performances all around the Bay Area. Chantele' is ready to share her gifts with the world. But, the question is are they ready for her?

Lyrics

Our Relationship

Written By: Chantele Shaw

I’ve got the blues bad baby,
The woe is me, what should I do kinda blues.
What makes this situation so sad hunny,
Is I’m feelin this way because of you and things you put me through.
Been feelin like I’m gon loose my mind,
Then realize most of the things you do you don’t mean.
Even though you can be inconsiderate at times,
I know my sensitivity can be overwhelming.

Sometimes I cannot stand the way you do me.
But I just can’t leave you.
Cause then I couldn’t breathe, wouldn’t eat, can’t sleep.
You see I need you.

This is what our relationship is like,
We argue fuss and fight
Just can’t get it right, sometimes.
We may have hard times,
But we have some great times.
We can’t stand one another,
But we love each other,
One would be lost without the other.
This is what our relationship is like,
We argue fuss and fight
Just can’t get it right, sometimes.
We may have hard times,
But we have some great times.
We can’t stand one another,
But we know we love each other.

It seems like I’m always coming down on you babe,
But I just want us to do better.
Believe me when I say,
I wouldn’t waste my breath if I didn’t want us together.
I take full responsibility,
For myself and all of my actions.
If I ever caused any misunderstandings,
I just hope we can put it all behind us.

Sometimes you cannot stand the things I do.
But, you just can’t leave me.
Cause then you couldn’t breath, couldn’t eat, can’t sleep.
I know you need me.

This is what our relationship is like,
We argue fuss and fight
Just can’t get it right, sometimes.
We may have hard times,
But we have some great times.
We can’t stand one another,
But we love each other,
One would be lost without the other.
This is what our relationship is like,
We argue fuss and fight
Just can’t get it right, sometimes.
We may have hard times,
But we have some great times.
We can’t stand one another,
But we know we love each other.

I love you.
Just can’t stand you.
But I need you in my life so much,
I’m commanding you.
To never leave me.
Believe me.
When I say,
There will always be a me and you.

This is what our relationship is like,
We argue fuss and fight
Just can’t get it right, sometimes.
We may have hard times,
But we have some great times.
We can’t stand one another,
But we love each other,
One would be lost without the other.
This is what our relationship is like,
We argue fuss and fight
Just can’t get it right, sometimes.
We may have hard times,
But we have some great times.
We can’t stand one another,
But we know we love each other.

My Song

Written By: Chantele Shaw

How do I feel when I stare into the mirror,
And all I see is me?
No fancy dresses or cars to drive,
Material things are obsolete.
No body’s around to tell me job well done,
Or I’m so proud of you.
I’m all alone in my home,
With nothing and no one to compare myself to,
And I ask.

Do I like myself?
Am I doing the best that I can?
Do I love me for me?
Gotta check in from time to time,
To see just how I’m really doing.

This song is all about me, for me.
This song is all about me.
This song is all about me, for me.
This song is all about me.

When I’m looking deep inside, this old frame of mine,
Do I come across confidence and pride?
No, they’re no, no, no, nowhere to be found,
And they won’t come out of hiding no mater how hard I try.
No I, I want to know,
Just what things I have room to improve.
I keep running, running,
I have no time for I.
And can’t get to know me and all I’m trying to do,
That’s why I ask.

Do I like myself?
Am I doing the best that I can?
Do I love me for me?
Gotta check in from time to time,
To see just how I’m really doing.

This song is all about me, for me.
This song is all about me.
This song is all about me, for me.
This song is all about me.