Chantal Kuegle is an independent artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Chantal’s father taught her piano from the young age of three. Chantal’s great-grandmother was an opera singer who introduced her to the classical greats and Chantal began voice lessons at age 7. At 15, Chantal began studying more seriously with classical voice lessons, while still taking piano lessons.
A year later, at 16, Chantal got her hands on a guitar, discovering her love of songwriting. This was strengthened by the inspiration she found in the voices of K.D. Lang and Beyonce. Singing at talent shows across the province and in Vancouver, Chantal’s stage presence improved and her eyes were opened to the industry side of the music world.
At age 17, Chantal travelled to Nashville, TN where she recorded two singles with Grammy nominated producer Kent Wells (Dolly Parton). That same year, Chantal received her Grade 8 with the Royal Conservatory of Music for both voice and piano. In 2010 Chantal was accepted to the University of Manitoba Desautel Faculty of Music.
Parallel to her studies, Chantal returned to Nashville to record her 2012 self-titled EP, which was again produced by Kent Wells at Go Time Records. Chantal was fortunate to work with many well-established musicians on the project.
In November of 2012, Chantal’s university choir was invited to Toronto by Sound Streams to perform with the Latvian Radio Choir along side three other choirs from across the country. The choir also performed at the Canadian Rocky Mountain Festival in the spring of 2013.
Chantal had the privilege to attend the 2013 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, TN. In June 2013, Chantal did a radio tour from North Dakota to Tennessee, playing her guitar and promoting her EP. Once in Nashville, Chantal had multiple writing sessions with some of the cities best songwriters. Chantal was featured on Winnipeg’s Breakfast Television in August 2013. She had performed at the Transcona Biz Farmer’s Market in the summers of 2013 and 2014.
In Spring 2014 Chantal’s school choir, University Singers went on a two-week tour of Hungary and Serbia.
In April 2015 Chantal graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba.
2014 / 2015 Chantal participated in her first season with the Manitoba Opera Chorus performing in Beethoven’s Fidelio in November and April’s production of Turandot (Puccini).
Chantal released her latest Nashville project in February 2015, "what we do for Love".
A highlight for Chantal was playing the role of Dorothée in the Manitoba Underground Opera's production of Cendrillon. (August 2015)
While continuing pursuits in music, Chantal is excited to be travelling to India with her partner for six months in November 2015. To follow Chantal's travels, visit Counting Cows and follow her on Facebook.