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CHELLE! and Friends / Press

"Chelle deals and delivers top drawer entertainment. She can sing with the best"!

Roy Jeans - Armando's Martinez

"Jacques delivered an exquisite reading of the standard “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?,” backed only by bassist Sam Bevan, on the group’s second CD, “Voodooville,” released in 2010. " Although the repertoire includes gospel, folk, blues, and pop songs from around the country, New Orleans music in its many varieties – jazz, R&B, swamp pop, and Mardi Gras Indian music, among them – has been the group’s focus since its inception in early 2005. Preserving those sounds became an even more urgent mission after Hurricane Katrina stuck the Crescent City later that year."

"This fall, CHELLE! And Friends brought New Orleans to the Bay Area Discovery Museum, a children’s museum in Sausalito! With drums, percussion, bass and powerful voices, they delivered a musically rich gumbo of New Orleans jazz, R & B and gospel, fused with Caribbean rhythms. They made no concessions to the age of their pint-sized audience and the kids loved it. So did the adults in the crowd. For the finale, CHELLE! followed by all the 3 and 4 year olds in the house paraded to the strains of When the Saints Come Marching In. They even tossed necklaces into the audience to the delight of all."

"Chelle & Friends provided a wonderful concert for the Menlo Park community. People of all ages – children and adults - thoroughly enjoy your amazing talent!"

Katrina Whiteaker - Menlo Park Summer Concert Series

““This is spiritual gospel fused with Caribbean rhythms - A Cajun mix of spicy vocals that will make you dance, sing and give you chills that lift your spirit! This is one of my favorite performing groups in the Bay Area!””

Stephanie Dalton - Urban Music News

"Chelle has put together a dream team of accomplished performers. This group completely rocks! They've been a hit every time we've worked together."

Russ Jennings - Soul Productions

"Whether leading a children¹s Mardi Gras parade or headlining the 'Queens of New Orleans" Music Festival, CHELLE! & Friends’ blend of music delights audiences of all ages."

Linda Lucero - Yerba Buena Gardens