Musical prodigy and flawless guitarist coming to Chislehurst

1:50pm Wednesday 6th February 2013

By Nikki Jarvis

A musical prodigy is bringing her unique brand of exciting rock and blues to Chislehurst.

Chantel McGregor is playing at The Beaverwood Club on Thursday, March 7.

One the UK’s most qualified guitarists, the young singer/songwriter’s performances are truly captivating.

Described as a prodigy at 14, Chantel was told by major labels she had a “great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that!”

Ignoring them, she enrolled at Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the school’s history to achieve a 100 per cent pass mark, with 18 distinctions.

Chantel said: “Playing live to great audiences is one of the most wonderful feelings, I feel so lucky to be able to do something that I love, see the world and bring happiness to others through my music.

"I really enjoy creating my own songs - it's a fantastic way of being able to say what I wouldn’t normally say in everyday life and getting my feelings out.

“Writing for me is very therapeutic.”

The singer has since stepped out in the pro-musician world and her stunning live performances are proving this is rock/blues for the new age.

If you measure an artist’s prospects by the company they keep, Chantel is clearly heading in the right direction, having been invited to perform on stage by Joe Bonamassa, the American blues supremo, on two of his tours so far.

Doors open at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £12.

For bookings call 0208 761 9078, or visit feenstra.co.uk

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