Chel'e P

Chel'e P

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Chel'e P (pronounced Shelly) is a phenomenal entertainer. She brings passion, grace, and energy each time she performs her songs. The Chel'e P experience will leave you gasping for more. Chel'e P was recently dubbed the Queen of GoGo Soul. She is a pioneer in music and destined for greatness.

Biography

Michele Perry aka Chel'e P. (pronounced Shelly P.) was born and raised in the nation’s capital, Washington DC. According to Michele’s mother she began to sing as soon as she could speak. When Michele was 7 years old, her parents enrolled her at Calvin Coolidge Senior High School for violin classes. This is where she learned to read and write sheet music. What she really wanted to do was sing. She grew up listening to Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Funk and Go Go Music. Her favorite Artists includes; Nancy Wilson, Jean Carne, Billie Holiday, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole, Angela Bofield, Jennifer Holiday, Joyce "Baby Jane" Kennedy, Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin, to name a few. She also studied Ballet and Modern Dance/Jazz for many years, starting at the age of 6 years old. Anything that dealt with "Performing Arts" she was all in.

While in Elementary school, she joined the Choir but was too shy to sing a solo song in front of others. That wouldn't last very long. One day while attending Jr. High School in Southeast DC. Michele was singing in the hallway after school and sparked the attention of her then math teacher Mr. George Parker a former member of the 1970's group called "Special Delivery". Mr. Parker took her under his wing and honed her talent. He taught Michele the elements of vocals arrangements and harmony. As a teenager she performed in local city wide talent shows and also was a member of several local girl groups; they toured the world and was the opening act for several major artist. As a teen, Michele absolutely loved Go Go Music. She would sneak out of the house every weekend to see her favorite bands (Junk Yard, Rare Essence, EU and Trouble Funk) at the local skating rinks.

In 1996 Michele went to a night club in Pg County, Maryland; performing there was a group called "Myesha & the Hip Huggers". She was excited to see that women were making their mark in the DC Go Go Music Industry. She was very impressed. A few years later she decided to give Go Go Music a try; she was already apart of it's "Culture". Her very first band was called Total Package, after the group disbanded; she went on to a band called the All 4 U Band., that's when she became "Chel'e P." Next was a band called The Firm Project and then a band called Uncutt Band. While a member of the Uncutt Band in 2011, she was discovered by one of The Greatest in the Go Go Music Industry; The Legendary "Mr. Donnell Floyd Sr." The rest, is history in the making! You can find Michele Perry bka Chel'e P. performing various nights of the week in the Washington D.C. area performing with Familiar Faces and a band of her own called Chel'e P. & The Beat Freeks.

Discography

"Where Da Party At?" feat. KK produced by G-SWAGG. Written and arranged by Michele Perry.

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