About Courtney Chambers
LA Mirada, CA
C O U R T N E Y C H A M B E R S
I always knew I wanted to do music. From the time I was born I was screaming a melody. When I was a little girl, my father would tell people I was going to be a singer one day, I would emphatically interject with “No dad, I’m going to be a music artist!”. Somehow even at that age, being called a singer sounded like I was going to end up a lounge act in Vegas and I knew I wanted to do more than just sing music, I wanted to create it.
I wrote my first song when I was 10 and continued to write throughout high school, but had little interest in getting involved in choir or band, I sort of kept to myself musically. When I went to college I suffered from temporary insanity and thought I’d go to school to become a psychologist, but after dating a nutjob, I decided music was my destiny and went for my dream and studied music at Fullerton College as a voice major. I’m really glad I changed my mind.
In 1996, I started performing locally throughout LA and OC and in 2001 released my first record “Imperfect Like Me”. After a year, I already had the music for my next record and decided to put together a band for this one and in 2004 I released my sophomore album “Higher Places”. But by the time I had released the record, so much music for the next record was pouring out of me already and I was anxious to get back to the studio. This time I recruited the help of Sean Hoffman (of American Music Club) to produce my next endeavor.. I was stretched musically, emotionally and mentally, but every drop of blood was well worth it and in 2007 released my 3rd album “Bigger & Brighter”. With the aid of my good friends and bandmates, Jeff Hawley on bass, Mel Flores on drums and percussion as well as Sean on guitar and keys, the songs came together and came to life.
Those who have moved me and influenced my work over the years: Patty Griffin, Sarah McLachlan, Neil Young, Jeff Buckley, Aretha Franklin, CCR, Our Lady Peace, Peter Gabriel, Beethoven, Tori Amos, Sheryl Crow, and Radiohead just to name a few.
So what are my plans? To keep making music until the wheels fall off