Chantelle Barry

Chantelle Barry

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandFolkPop

Chantelle's music is "soulful and organic with a hint of world flavor" featuring such instruments as the Hawaiian ukulele and the African djembe drum. Influences- Carol King, John Mayer, India Arie, Jason Mraz, Fleetwood Mac. Opening for Matisyahu in Hawaii in Dec 09 and touring Australia 2010

Biography

CHANTELLE BARRY

"...the world's best kept secret"

Lionel Richie

A native of Perth 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 has just completed her debut solo album entitled 'Simple Things' which was released online in August 2009. Her songwriting efforts have garnered her a Top 5 Finalist in Songwriters Universe 'Song Of The Month' contest, a 3rd place win in the Song of the Year songwriting contest and helped her reach the finals in the Music Nation online music competition. Chantelle was also recently named 'Top 10 Band' in the 2009 Indie Music Assault to be held at Paramount studios later this year and just won Song Of The Year and The UK Songwriting Competition for her single YOU which is nore on rotation on Australian and Hawaiian commercial.

Chantelle Barry has toured the local L.A. music scene for 2 years. As well as her residency at the highly acclaimed Genghis Cohen she performs at such venues as Hotel Cafe, The Viper Room, Rm 5 Lounge, Tangier, Saint Rocke, Cat Club and The Mint.

When she is not in the studio you can find Chantelle on both the big and small screens. She has stared in several feature films that premiere late 2009, she recently appeared as a guest star on Entourage (HBO), How I Met Your Mother (CBS), and has a recurring guest role on 90210 (THE CW) as the Beverly Hills brat 'Nina'. She also just did a cameo in the new Vince Vaughn film 'Couples Retreat'.

LINKS:
http://www.chantellebarrymusic.com
http://www.myspace.com/chantellebarry
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0057951
http://www.youtube.com/chantellebarry

Lyrics

YOU

Written By: Chantelle Barry

YOU

Verse 1
I was having the worst day
Then you came into my way
I was ready for lonely
But you just wouldn't let me
As you held onto my hand
You said you understand
And simply you lifted
A weight that was inside my head

Pre-Ch
You take my weapons away
You make me surrender

CHORUS
You say a hundred little words with your green eyes
And whenever you're around I'm always laughing
I never would've known that you existed
But now I know for sure I must've wished for you
You ooh-ooh ooh ooh-ooh ooh-ooh

Verse 2
Now we're under the blanket
And I'm starting to forget
My reason for angry
Before you came and saved me

Pre-Ch
You take my weapons away
You make me surrender

CHORUS
You say a hundred little words with your green eyes
And whenever you're around I'm always laughing
I never would've known that you existed
But now I know for sure I must've wished for you
You ooh-ooh ooh ooh-ooh ooh-ooh

Bridge
Sometimes I feel lost in this town
(Can't find my way)
But home is where the heart is

CHORUS
You say a hundred little words with your green eyes
And whenever you're around I'm always laughing
I never would've known that you existed
But now I know for sure I must've wished for you
You ooh-ooh ooh ooh-ooh ooh-ooh

DRIVE

Written By: Chantelle Barry/Scott Whyte

DRIVE

Verse 1
I'm gonna take a drive down the coast and follow my heart
See what I can see before it's just too late
Something deep inside of me just won't resign
It's longing for a harmony that I can't find

Pre-Ch
I don't know why I'm feeling uneasy
I just think I

Chorus
I'm gonna drive , I'm gonna drive
I'm gonna drive
When there's nothing else I wanna do
I'm gonna drive

Verse 2
I'm gonna take a drive down the coast with the windows down
I just wanna take it slow and clear my head
A friend of mine said to me "sometimes you gotta go"
Pack a bag, turn the key, and get on the road

Pre-Ch 2
It's amazing all that I'm seeing
On this lazy afternoon

Chorus
I'm gonna drive , I'm gonna drive
I'm gonna drive
When there's nothing else I wanna do
I'm gonna drive

(guitar solo)

Bridge
Turn off my phone turn up the radio
Turn off my phone turn up the radio
Turn off my phone turn up the radio
Turn off my phone turn up the radio

Chorus
I'm gonna drive , I'm gonna drive
I'm gonna drive
When there's nothing else I wanna do
I'm gonna drive

SIMPLE THINGS

Written By: Chantelle Barry/Kris Hawkins

SIMPLE THINGS

VERSE 1
The second I stop asking why
Or how did I get here
How did I bring upon this complication
Can't hurt to give it a try
I wont hold my breath
But I surrender
I've been waiting for forever

VERSE 2
3 days and 17 hours
Maybe I'll make it
I could just run away or go in hiding
I've been collecting all my quarters
So I can exchange them
Or give them to a homeless man

PRE-CH
I don't like the way that I've been feeling

CHORUS
Gotta get back when things were simple
Gotta get back what's inside of me
Gotta get back to living humble
Get back to simple things
Remember those days when we were younger
We were nothing but free
Gotta get back to living simple
Get back to the simple things

VERSE 3
I'm not made to order
I do my own thinking
And it's much easier to be myself
Sometimes my sanity borders
I know it's not easy
I'll never surrender
I've been waiting for forever

PRE-CH
And I don't mind what people might be saying

CHORUS
Gotta get back when things were simple
Gotta get back what's inside of me
Gotta get back to living humble
Get back to simple things
Remember those days when we were younger
We were nothing but free
Gotta get back to living simple
Get back to the simple things

BRIDGE
I know where I want to go
I'm the one who chose this road
When I get there I will know

CHORUS
Gotta get back when things were simple
Gotta get back what's inside of me
Gotta get back to living humble
Get back to simple things
Remember those days when we were younger
We were nothing but free
Gotta get back to living simple
Get back to the simple things

You know I'v been waiting for forever,..yeah

Discography

-single YOU on rotation in Hawaii and Australia Hot 30 2Day FM, 96.1FM and others.
-Letting Go- music video and single
-album 'Simple Things' on all digital outlets, jango & pandora.

Set List

1) Simple Things
2) Drive
3) You
4) Making A Change
5) Look Back
6) Mali's Song
7) Wish
8) Love
9) Tell You
10) Move On
*covers i do,..
Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
Landslide- Fleetwood Mac
Waiting On The World To Change- John Mayer
Change The World- Eric Clapton
Don't Get Me Wrong- The Pretenders
Baby I Love Your Way- Peter Frampton
Average set is about 45 mins