Chantell Alexi

My name is Chantell Alexi, I was born on June 23rd 1983 in Camperdown NSW. As a child I developed a passion for art and poetry, whilst aspiring to be a singer one day. Very much drawn to Artists of the 60’s and 70’s such as Heart, Led-Zeppelin, Suzi Quatro and Free/Bad Company, I dreamed of growing up to form a Rock band.

In 2002 at the age of 19, I joined my first band Nurotika and started transforming my poetry into Song writing, co-writing my first ever original song Foe. Soon after I started attending Vocal lessons and have spent the last 10 years working on my vocal training and developing my songwriting abilities, whilst performing with various bands.

In 2005/2006 I formed two bands, the first was a Heavy Rock band and the second a Blues/Funk band. This allowed me to practise my songwriting and play around with different styles of writing, however both bands split up due to creative differences.

Early 2008 saw the beginning of a new era for me when I auditioned for Western Sydney Rock band ˜Zenith. I took on the role of lead vocalist/co-writer, soon after Zenith became Altered Perception. Throughout the next year Altered Perception collaborated on songs and performed regularly around Sydney. In March of 2009, We recorded our first and only EP which was self-titled and had six original songs on it. Sadly, Altered Perception disbanded in August of 2009 and I moved on to the next project.

After leaving Altered Perception I co-wrote and recorded a track with Turkish Trance artist ˜Seresir, the song ˜From my Tears can be found on youtube, itunes and on the music page of this site.

In early 2010, I formed Alexi with then guitarist Kenan Basara. After writing and recording 7 tracks with Bassist Adam Lawes and Drummer Vadim Gerasimov, the band underwent a huge transformation as both Vadim and Kenan chose to leave the band in 2011. In late 2011, Adam and I kept the band going, introducing two new members, Guitarist Michael Turner and Drummer Craig Whitaker. With the new lineup we recorded a 5 track EP, the details of which can be found on the Alexi website www.alexitheband.com.au. To this day I am still performing with Alexi, we are currently promoting our original music and enjoying performing together as much as we can.

While still working with Alexi I started composing songs with guitarist Ray Falzon at the end of 2010, forming Blues duo Chantra soon after. Chantra went strong for the next year collaborating on countless songs and performing at various venues. We recorded our first EP ˜Untouched in late 2011, whilst working on our debut Album ˜Raising Hell. With the Raising Hell Album still in production in early 2012, we released our first music video for the song ˜Army Man, off the Untouched EP. In May of 2012 due to creative differences and my own personal well-being I decided to leave Chantra and will no longer be working with Ray Falzon. I’d still like to pay homage to all the wonderful songs I co-created during my time with Chantra and therefore have made the decision to still release the Raising Hell Album on itunes.

In early 2011 I joined Covers band ˜Word Of Ralf and have been performing occasional gigs with them,sadly ‘Word Of Ralf’ disbanded in early 2012.

Currently I am focusing on myself as a songwriter and Artist, giving much of my time to ‘Alexi’ while working on songs for my very first Solo Album due for release later this year. Strongly influenced by Classic Rock, Blues and modern Country Artists and inspired by my Musician friends and co-writers. I am very much enjoying working on this new solo project and looking forward to recording an album as soon as the songs are complete.

Website : http://www.chantellalexi.com/