Chantel McGregor returns to with new album “Lose Control”

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor is proud to announce the release of her highly anticipated new album, “Lose Control”, on Friday 9th October 2015 on her independent boutique label Tis Rock Music – her first studio album since her critically acclaimed 2011 debut, “Like No Other”.

After four years of touring and festival appearances, Chantel returns with a vengeance with ten new songs that not only salutes contemporary rock, but shows her gradual transition from conventional Blues to a harder, bigger and bolder rock sound with progressive influences.

“I’ve always been interested in the dark side of Southern Gothic literature, artwork and media,” says Chantel. “I wanted to create an album that reflected the imagery and themes of that genre. I drew inspiration from the TV shows True Detective and True Blood and studied the literary works of Tennessee Williams, Carson Mullers and Mark Twain. “I also surrounded myself with imagery from artists and photographers such as Walker Evans and Clarence John Laughlin, all to immerse myself in the sinister, dark world of depravation, magic and voodoo, writing most of the songs from the perspective of the disturbed flawed characters.”

 Lose Control, sees Chantel channeling her guitar playing and song-writing into an exciting pantheon of rock crescendos and riffs, that will not only leave her devout blues rock fan base in awe, but will also lead them into a sonic journey that will take them into new musical territory, whilst sticking to her current obsession with all things Southern Gothic.  The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Livingstone Brown’s studio in Brixton over the space of 6 months, interspersing studio time with touring. Livingstone Brown, (Ed Sheeran, Bryan Ferry, Robin Trower), played the majority of the bass on the album, with Chantel playing small parts, and her touring drummer Keith McPartling, playing drums for the whole album.




Album Track Listing

  1. Take The Power
  2. Your Fever
  3. Burn Your Anger
  4. Anaesthetize
  5. Southern Belle
  6. Lose Control
  7. Home
  8. Killing Time
  9. Eternal Dream
  10. Walk On Land


Chantel will perform songs from Lose Control on her UK tour which kicks off at the Worthing Pier South Pavilion (15 August) and ends at the Lincoln, Engine Shed (31 October).   



Chantel McGregor

2015 Tour Dates


 Worthing Pier South Pavilion

Saturday 15th August 2015

Box Office: 01903 366017 / Tickets: £16.50

Sea Front, Worthing, BN11 3PX


Billericay New Crawdaddy Club

Friday 28th August 2015

Box Office: 01702 347007 / Tickets: £12.00

Billericay Town Football Club, Blunts Wall Road, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9SA.


Leamington Spa, The Assembly, Zephyr Lounge

Friday 11th September 2015

Box Office: 01472 349222 / Tickets: £13.00

2a Spencer Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 3NE


Newark Blues Festival

Saturday 12th September 2015

Tickets: £15.00

Newark Castle, Castlegate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BG


London, 100 Club

Thursday 17th September 2015

Box Office: 01472 349222 / Tickets: £14.00

100 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL


Hessle, Town Hall

Saturday 19th September 2015

Box Office: 07969 457382 / Tickets: £13.00

South Lane, Hessle, East Yorkshire, HU13 ORR


Whitby, Pavilion Theatre

Sunday 20th September 2015

Box Office:  01472 349222 / Tickets: £13.00 / £15.00 door

West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN


Stockton, The Arc

Thursday 24th September 2015

Box Office:  01642 52519 / Tickets: £13.00 adv / £15.00 door

Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1LL


Louth Riverhead Theatre

Friday 25th September 2015

Box Office: 01472 349222 / Tickets: £14.00

Victoria Road, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 0BX


Wrexham, Central Station

Saturday 26th September 2015

Box Office: 01472 349222 / Tickets: £13.00

15 – 17 Hill Street, Wrexham, LL11 1SN


Birmingham, The Institute, The Temple

Thursday 1st October 2015

Box Office: 01472 349222 / Tickets: £13.00

78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham, B5 6DY


Ruislip, The Tropic

Friday 2nd October 2015

Box Office: 020 8707 2256 / Tickets: £14.00 adv / £15.00 door

Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 6JQ


Halifax, Playhouse

Friday 9th October 2015

Box Office: 01472 349222 / Tickets: £13.00

King Cross Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 2SH


Southport, The Atkinson Blues Festival

Saturday 10th October 2015

Box Office: 01704 533333 / Tickets: £15.00

Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB


Doncaster, The Dome

Friday 16th October 2015

Box Office: 01472 349222 / Tickets: £13.00

Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN4 7PD


Retford, The Elms

Saturday 17th October 2015

Box Office: 07737 130534 /Tickets: £12.50 adv / £15.00 Door

London Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7DX


Sheffield, Greystones

Wednesday 21st October 2015

Box Office: 0114 266 5599 / Tickets: £13.00

Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS


Edinburgh, The Caves

Thursday 22nd October 2015

Box Office: 01472 349222 / Tickets: £13.00

8-12 Niddry Street South, Edinburgh, EH1 1NS


Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy

Friday 23rd October 2015

Box Office: 01472 349222 / Tickets: £13.00

421 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG


Carlisle, The Venue

Saturday 24th October 2015

Box Office: 01472 349222 / Tickets: £13.00

English Gate Plaza, Carlisle, CA1 1RP


Salisbury, Arts Centre

Monday 26th October 2015

Box Office: 01722 321744 / Tickets: £15.50 adv / £18 door

Bedwin Street, Salisbury, SP1 3UT


Exeter, Phoenix

Tuesday 27th October 2015

Box Office: 01472 349222 / Tickets: £14.00

Gandy St, Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS


Bridport Arts Centre

Wednesday 28th October 2015

Box Office: 01308 427183 / Tickets: TBA

South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR


Brighton, Komedia

Thursday 29th October 2015

Box Office: 0845 293 8480 / Tickets: £14.00

44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UN


Lincoln, Engine Shed

Saturday 31st October 2015

Box Office: 01472 349222 / Tickets: £13.00

University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS

About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at Manager of The Goddanm Electric, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.