"An insanely strong voice with a beautiful timbre"
Anton Panasiak (Music Blogger)
“A brilliant piece of music with sublime vibes”
“Lifts up the spirit, creating such a rush”
“Edgy and raw, but soulful vocals”
Chandra is a bold and exciting singer-songwriter from Bristol, UK, forging unique guitar pop with an uplifting, positive message and intimate lyrical prowess.
With one music blogger tagging Chandra as having "an insanely strong voice with a beautiful timbre," this artist will certainly be known for his vocal prowess, with his vocal-forward style carrying his lyrical messages to the forefront.
Chandra writes from the heart with stories of the human condition; the struggles of self-belief, building confidence and riding the daily see-saw of mental health.
“It’s not cool to sing about these things. But I want to shout loud and evangelise things that otherwise get demoted to a mere whisper under your breath; mental health, being nice to one another, believing in yourself and finding the confidence to simply be yourself.”
Citing influences from Bowie, Queen, The Carpenters and The Beatles through to Britpop, Britney, Pink, One Republic and Sam Fender, Chandra is a sucker for a good melody.
“Growing up my parents’ record player always had Bowie, The Beatles, The Carpenters on loop. I grew up learning what a great melody was. My teenage years were rocket-fuelled along by Suede, Blur, Oasis, Manics, Supergrass, Elastica, Mansun, Radiohead, Coldplay… but it was REM’s 1995 Monster Tour at Milton Keynes Bowl that lit the spark before all that. From then on I knew that all I wanted to do was perform my own songs live to thousands of people.”
Chandra fronted alt-rock band Circa in his late teens (during a similar era to Muse and Coldplay’s rise to recognition) so is used to being on-stage and putting on a great performance at the drop of a hat.
Single Release: On Friday 27th October 2023 Chandra released his latest single ‘Smile (No Fox Gibbon)’, the follow-up single to August’s critically acclaimed ‘Pretty’. An uplifting, confidence-building, cheeky pop-rock smash, ‘Smile (No Fox Gibbon)’ challenges us all to put aside our fears of what other people think and simply smile and laugh as if nobody was watching.
Single Release: On Friday April 28th 2023 Chandra released single ‘Lighters To The Sky’, a guitar-fuelled, sing-along anthem that encourages people to be true to themselves and strive for their dreams. The song and accompanying music video are written, recorded, produced, scripted, filmed and edited by Chandra.
The single is available for free download for a limited time.
“This is such an uplifting song. I love it”
Millie Louisa Martin, Facebook
“Turn it up loud and dance about!”
Liz Day, Facebook
Single Release: On Friday 4th August 2023 Chandra released single ‘Pretty’, the follow-up single to April’s critically acclaimed ‘Lighters To The Sky’. A soaring, sing-along pop-rock belter, ‘Pretty’ drives a message of equality and tolerance, encouraging us all to find the courage to simply be ourselves but also challenge ourselves to re-evaluate what we find ‘pretty’.