About: Chantal Sangz
Singer/Songwriter/performer/Asst Stage Play Director
Chantal Sangz was born Chantal Percell, on August 29, 1985 in Greensboro North Carolina though raised in Madison, North Carolina. Born to Portia Neal (mother) and father 70’s soul and beach music icon guitarist Garry Percell. With a background of a family deeply rooted in music, She is definitely what the game is missing. She grew up in a household that played Marvin Gaye records to Bobby Brown, Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross. Chantal started singing at the age of 4 in their church choir. She performed Whitney Houston’s "Greatest Love of All" at her kindergarten graduation at the age of 5. Throughout her childhood, Chantal was asked to sing at many weddings and parties. Chantal entered in countless talent shows and formed a girls group with her friends named, MoChanLe (using the first part of each of their names) Chantal attended Dudley High school and sang in the Honors vocal ensemble and was also in Theatre. She played the role of Effie in her high schools production of the Broadway musical "Dream Girls". While in high school Chantal also joined a doo wop group with other high school students under the management of Samuel Pass called Centerstage. While in Centerstage she performed songs by Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and the Pips ,The Shirelles and The Chantels. She also sang at her own high school graduation as well as other classes before hers. Chantal attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and majored in theatre. While in college she began her professional career, performing occasional club gigs, open mics and recording low cost demos. She has a unreleased album, "From:Me To:Radio"(2005) and has recorded other songs with several features with local NC artists such as He Is Cj, Kayo Bracey,Tiz, F.R.A.T., M. Johnson, Stahlen and more. Also she did an unreleased track with rap mogul Ali Vegas. Chantal and her brother Josef Percell- Galloway most recently formed a band called The Mixx . The Mixx was also a band behind hip hop group FTH . The Mixx opened for hip hop artists, Big K.R.I.T., and Cyhi da Prince. Chantal has developed a unique style of her own that some may say lists her in the category of Jill Scott, Chaka Khan and even Estelle. R&B is where her soul is but some songs may fall into many different genres. Chantal Sangz also goes by the name of Mz.Sangz. Chantal has done co-hosting on a college radio show 90.9 out of Greensboro, NC. Her songs have been played on internet radio shows in VA and NC. She also has held down a top spot on website www.Vatalent.com for most downloads by a female R&B artist. She has been featured in Curvi Magazine, an indie print for bbw models (big beautiful women) musically; Chantal Sangz has created a cross-cultural and cross-genre style. She has experimented with an eclectic mix of jazz, soul, pop, reggae, world beat and R&B. She has a special ability to channel hurt and despair into her performances. "Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent". – Victor Hugo. There is much more music coming from Chantal Sangz very soon!
Melvin Washington Jr.
Melvin Washington grew up in a small town that is known for it’s knack to sell furniture; High Point, NC. After the rush of the furniture market, the city seems to be left desolate. But not really, there is much life, many dreams and great visions of the people that live there. Melvin does not allow the small town mentality to dictate his zeal for life. He grasps each moment of greatness, every situation of defeat and all discoveries of himself and transforms experiences into love songs.
As the furniture industry has the ability to captivate buyers and entice their minds through precise constructed pieces, Melvin’s songwriting enthralls audiences and tempts them to intensely look inward to self assess -who they really are and what they desire in life through thoughtfully composed lyrics. His love and affection for life spills over into his words through songs.
While Melvin Washington’s first love is songwriting, he is also a seasoned vocalist. He has performed many musical/vocal styles including contemporary, soft rock, easy listening and gospel. As an accomplished pianist Melvin’s innate passion to love comes across with each stroke of the keyboard. He has created many original arrangements of love songs throughout the years that he has kept close to his heart and will now share with the world.
Melvin Washington’s music inspires us to use the gifts God has given us, to touch hearts and save lives. As a musician Melvin is using his God-given talents to challenge us to seek who we love and love like no other.
Melvin Washington Jr.
4490 Piedmont Trace Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409