A female guitar prodigy, at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a “great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that!”

But now one critic says she’s channelling Hendrix, and she’s set to both sing and play at The Iron Road in Pershore on June 21.

A spokesman said: “Wisely ignoring the comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college’s history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions.

“Chantel left with a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music and a coveted prize, the college’s musician of the year award. In previous years, Chantel stepped out in the pro-musician world and her stunning live performances demonstrated that she had the ability to perform rock for the new age, played by a musician born with an effortless virtuosity. Since then, she has built a loyal and growing fan base who follow her every move.”

The spokesman added: “If you measure an artist’s prospects by the company they keep, then Chantel has been moving in the right direction. Early in her career, Chantel was invited to perform with Joe Bonamassa, on two of his UK tours.

“When Chantel released her 2011 debut album, Like No Other, one critic said, ‘Chantel McGregor deserves to be held up as a messiah of blues-rock and given her own mountain. She doesn’t strum or pick her guitar but almost bends and distorts it, as if she’s channelling the ghost of Hendrix through her fingers’.”

As you do.

Chantel’s follow up album, Like Control was released in October 2015 to critical acclaim, with one critic praising her “great vocals”. .Chantel is currently writing for her third album.

Tickets for The Iron Road gig on June 21: https://www.ents24.com/pershore-events/the-iron-road-live/chantel-mcgregor/5458624