Chantelle Barry is a singer and actress from Australia, who has been performing since she was 7 years old. Her big break came in 2000, when she was chosen to be in the Australian TV series Popstars in an all girl group, alongside Sophie Monk, who also gained notable success from the show.
Chantelle was offered several opportunities from being on Popstars, including being chosen to model in FHM Magazine- a famous Australian men’s magazine. After working in Australia, Chantelle decided to pack her bags and head to the bright lights of LA to further her career in music and acting and hasn’t looked back since.
To date, Chantelle has appeared in: “How I met Your Mother ”, “Entourage”, “90210”, the “Paul Reiser Show”, appeared in the feature film, “Couples Retreat” starring Vince Vaughn, and Kanye West‘s music video “Jesus Walks”.
Staying in shape is also a major part of Chantelle’s life as she lives in Manhattan Beach and attributes jogging on the beach to helping with her vocal performances and stress levels. Being in the entertainment industry can be very demanding and that is why Chantelle keeps a level head and her close friends and family in her life, to help keep her grounded.
Chantelle has just released her new album “Songbird” on itunes, which includes the hits “Simple Things”, “You” and many other catchy and melodic songs. The album showcases Chantelle’s amazing voice and songwriting abilities, which could be compared to the likes of Shania Twain or Natalie Imbruglia. “Songbird” was co-written and produced by Actor/Musician Scott Whyte, who is also a member of Chantelle’s band. Most recently Chantelle had her official album release at The Mint in LA, which received amazing reviews and a huge turnout. Growing up in Australia, some of Chantelle’s biggest influences in music have been Sade, Doris Day, Elvis Presley, Tina Arena and John Farnham. Chantelle counts friend Lionel Richie as one of her biggest inspirations and mentors in the industry and he has been quoted as saying “Chantelle is the world’s best kept secret- long overdue”.
When back in Australia, Chantelle has appeared on “Good Morning Australia”, as well as “Sunrise” and has toured with her band in several cities. Chantelle has performed in LA, in venues such as Hotel Cafe, The Cat Club, Ghengis Cohen and more. Chantelle’s songwriting skills have earned her in 1st Place at the UK Songwriting Contest for her song “You” which is currently being played on the radio in the mid west, a Top 5 Finalist in the Songwriters Universe “Song Of The Month” contest, a 1st & 3rd place in the Song of the Year songwriting contest and a Top 10 spot in the Music Nation online music competition. Chantelle was also nominated in the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for best song for “Love Someone” & “Take a walk with me” which have both been placed in several films this year.
Acting wise, Chantelle was recently cast in the new Kevin VanHook movie”Jason and the Necronauts” playing the role of Queen Medea opposite Casper VanDien, which is set to be released in the near future. For Chantelle, the highlight of her career so far, was her role in the independent movie “Thunder Geniuses”, where she formed a special friendship with a lot of the cast members from the film and has remained close friends with them including meeting her creative partner, Scott Whyte, who also appeared in the film. The most wonderful attributes that stand out about Chantelle is her kind heart, passion for helping others and her down to earth Australian attitude that has helped her to be in the position she is in today. You can also find Chantelle as a featured artist on the well known music site “RealMagicTV”, alongside the likes of Lady Gaga and Maroon 5.
Chantelle’s amazing new album “Songbird” is available to purchase through itunes at:
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Written by Staff Writer