Michell Latrice Lewis, a.k.a. Chelly K is a native Detroiter who started her career at the age of five with her father (Joseph Norris) who was a Motown Personal sound technician for The Temptations. Chelly’s first performance was at Kennedy square in the Downtown Detroit Area. Her credits include: Background vocals for Melvin Van Peoples, and Luther Ingram. She has also opened hows for Marlena Shaw, Marion Meadows, The Temptations’ Review, and The Spinners. Chelly’s has also performed with Freestyle, The Gordon Camp Band, The V.I.P’s, he Teddy Harris Jr. Band, The Harold McKinney Band and the great Rudy Robinson.
A few of her numerous Detroit nightclub appearances include the Legendary Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, BoMacs Lounge and Bert’s Market Place,The Dirty Dog, The Aretha Franklin Jazz Cafe and many many more. Chelly writes most of her own lyrics and counts Phyllis Hyman/Nancy Wilson as her main musical influences. She is currently working with the legendary, Grammy award winner/songwriter/ producer, John Glover, who’s accomplishments include, Grammy awarded Songs, “You Don’t Have To Be a Star”, “Memories Don’t Leave Like People Do”, “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” and “Songs of The Key of Life”, just to name a few.
Chelly K has also worked with many friends including, Bill Meyers, Ralph Armstrong, Martha Reeves, Lisa McCall, Harpld McKinne and Gayelynn McKinney, Teddy Harris,Marcus Belgrave,Rudy Robinson, Hubie Crawford, James Carter and the Carter Brothers, Milton Hale and Phillip Hale, Chris Codish, Skeeter, Ibrahim Jones, Johnnie O’Neal, Belita Woods, Joan Crawford, Bob White and the Hastings Street Blues Band, Jack Hall and David Myles and Mylestones, Thronetta Davis, Rick Jones, Robert Jones of the Funk Brothers,and many many others!
Chelly K also had went to Grenada with Mr. James Tatum. It was Grenada’s first ever jazz festival and I was their first Jazz International vocalist.
Much Love, Chelly K
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