Chantel is from London with a mixed South African and Scottish heritage. As a child, she was immersed in music and going to African music events: Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Brenda Fassie and Lucky Dube. But her musical influences are diverse from the well-known, think-Jill Scott, Amy Winehouse and Sade to name a few. It will come as no surprise that her family inspired her to start singing covers. People loved what she did (privately) and so she decided to add them online. From there she began studio session work-backing vocals/co-writing and lead vocals for song writers.