As a child, Chantelle was enamored with the spectacle of classic Hollywood musicals. Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland were the faces adorning her walls, rather than the pop stars of the 2000s.
When she began studying classical music, Chantelle developed an even deeper appreciation for old music, and turned her passion for the tunes of yesteryear into a hobby of unearthing rarely performed songs from the early 20th century.
In 2016, she initiated a project to bring centenarian songs to life for a new generation with a series of recordings. The first 7-song collection, entitled: "Songs of 1916" will be released in early 2018, with ensuing collections for each year to follow.