When Chantel released her 2011 debut album, Like No Other, one critic
said, “Chantel McGregor deserves to be held up as a messiah of
blues-rock and given her own mountain. She doesn’t strum or pick her
guitar but almost bends and distorts it, as if she’s channelling the
ghost of Hendrix through her fingers.”
Chantel’s follow up album, Lose Control, was released in October 2015 to critical acclaim.
All About Rock’s review of the album said: “The album in its entirety has a common theme running through of gothic imagery which makes it almost a concept album but each track stands out on its own. Chantel’s double tracked vocals are amazingly tight & the production on this album sounds loose which is a compliment to Livingstone Brown & Chantel who have obviously spent a lot of time on the arrangements. The girl can obviously shred but she does so in a very understated & despite the title of the album, a controlled way. Recommended for fans of blues, rock, Jeff Buckley, Marillion, Big & Rich, Country & Nick Drake. This is a hard album to categorize & pigeon hole which in this day & age of labels & boxes is a good thing.”
Chantel’s stunning live performances have demonstrated that she had the ability to perform rock for the new age, played by a musician born with an effortless virtuosity.