Chenél No.1 combines rock and the heart more than most and setting the standard for songwriting and recording quality for indie artists.
Chenél No.1 is a songwriter from Johannesburg, South Africa who focuses on a wide variety of lyrical topics and her preferred genres spans from folk to rock.
Starting her journey late 2019, she released her first country song, Just because of you and have since continued to share her signature sound through a number of well-received single releases such as She’s a Flamingo (2020), Master of Disguise (2021), Turquoise Tears and Shoot for the Stars (2022).
Chenél is pushing more towards the alternative rock genre lately while fusing a mix of folk and modern country sounds that is big on emotion with catchy melodies underpinned by great guitar riffs.
2022 saw her long-awaited acoustic EP “Turquoise Tears” dripping with broken hearted feelings released in January 2022 receiving wide spread coverage on social media and internet radio in UK, Germany, Netherlands and the US as well as receiving placement in a leading South African Spotify curated playlist, SAlt.
The Turquoise Tears EP was followed up by 2 rock singles and another song in her mother tongue, Afrikaans, showcasing her flexibility as an artist. A collaboration with Belgium’s Time to Act was very well received with the song Handbag Moods.
Recently nominated as Best English Songwriter - Afri-Indie Independent Music Awards 2023. Chenél was also nominated for 3 categories of the Afri-Indie Independent Artists Music Awards 2022, Best Newcomer Songwriter, Best Alternative Single & Best Newcomer. Chenél won the Best Newcomer Songwriter category. A new EP , Mothers and Daughters is taking shape in studio scheduled for mid 2023 release.
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