NOTE FROM MICHAEL: I want you to know I am not paid to do this; though Chi is a good friend and is familiar with my own work as a recording artist, I just want YOU to know about her, whom I personally think is a GREAT artist. She is one powerful and phenomenal singer and pianist, and I recommend her to you. Check out her unbelievably great Live album "The Comeback Concert."
Presenting Chi Coltrane
Performing for 100,000 people in Vienna
Just to give you a little info, check this out:
Chi Coltrane began as a performer in Chicago's hippest clubs. But soon after, she made her stunning overseas debut when she starred as guest star of the USA at the International Rock Festival before 50,000 people in Rio de Janeiro, where she tore the house down. She returned to the U.S. where Clive Davis signed her to CBS/SONY. Her first hit was in the U.S.: "Thunder and Lightning"; hitting #12 nationwide and then becoming a world hit; with various TOP 5 hits in Germany, hitting #1 in Holland and holding that position for a month with "Go Like Elijah".
Chi was now on the main stage; headlining with "The Who", "The Eagles", Stevie Wonder and Rod Stewart, among others. During the 70's and 80's, in America, Chi was called "The First Lady of Rock"; and in Europe, she was dubbed "The Queen of Rock"; where she was also voted "Top Female Artist" for two consecutive years, and held the #1 position in the Musik Express Popularity Poll in Western Europe. Chi's lifetime work has garnered many awards and accolades, both in America and abroad, including the coveted European Gold Hammer and Silver Hammer for top Female artist. In 1999 Chi was honored in Los Angeles for her achievements in the field of music, and not only for the contribution of her talent, but also for her contribution to peace: Chi was asked to speak and to perform at the Berlin Peace University, because of her "contribution to peace in the world".
But one of the more interesting statistics was that in the European "100 Best Musicians of the CENTURY" list, Chi was listed in the TOP 50! Rolling Stone magazine described Chi as a "rip-snorting female vocalist/composer/producer whose performances are nothing less than searing." Grammy Award Winner; Paul Buckmaster (known for his string arrangements with Elton John, and many other famous artists), referring to her new song "Yesterday, Today & Forever" said; "I had to stop a few times while working on the arrangement of 'Yesterday, Today & Forever' because of the profound emotions it stirred up in me - it is that great of a song. I think this may be the most beautiful song I have ever heard."