Tickets Now Available for Middleburg Performance
Don’t miss the first By Chanz performance of the summer.  Kelley, Sarah, and Lauren will be performing at the Middleburg Community Center in Middleburg, VA on Saturday June15, 2002 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the end of the school year.  Only 300 tickets will be sold to this show.  Be the first to hear new By Chanz songs like, Get Your Story Straight, Forgotten Memories, and Sweet Maxine.  You can buy tickets in advance for $8 at the Middleburg Community Center in western Loudoun County or at the Sterling Annex in eastern Loudoun County.  You can also buy tickets from the girls at school or by calling (703) 723-1176 to reserve your tickets in advance.  If any tickets are still available the day of the show, they will be $10 at the door.

By Chanz Songwriter Wins BOSA Award
In May 2002 By Chanz front woman, Kelley Hagood, and her MTSU roommate, Meghann Langford, were informed they had won a BOSA songwriting award - first place in the “country music” category for their song Angel for Tonight. This marks the second time the song has won an award in as many months.  In April, the song was a winner in the Radio WIHT, HOT 99.5 “Mark Anthony’s Big Break” songwriting contest. The Bannon Open Songwriting Awards (BOSAs) is open to all songwriters over the age of 18, regardless of songwriting experience level or professional status.  Congratulations to Kelley and Meghann.  To learn more about the BOSAs and Kelley and Meghann go to the BOSA web site at

By Chanz Interviewed on WAGE Radio
On May 14th radio DJ, Pat Staton, interviewed By Chanz and played several of their songs on the radio. Then By Chanz performed one of their original standards, I Can’t Breathe, live on the WAGE Radio (1200 AM).  This marks the 6th radio station to play By Chanz’ music.  Previously, By Chanz had their original songs played on Baltimore’s WJFK, DC’s WTOP 1500AM, Winchester’s WINC 92.5, DC’s WWZZ Z104, and DC’s WIHT HOT 99.5.

Forgotten Memories Recorded in Nashville
By Chanz
frontwoman, Kelley Hagood, recorded her latest song, Forgotten Memories, at Nashville’s Dark Horse Recording studios.  She collaborated with Olivia Laliberte who first composed the piano arrangement.  Next, Kelley added the lyrics and melody and, voila!, a new song was born.  The piano and lead vocals were recorded on Saturday May 4, 2002 in Dark Horse Recording’s Cabin studio which had a Yamaha C-7 Midi Grand piano that Olivia played while Kelley sang.

Web Site Visited 6,000 Times

In only 18 months the By Chanz web site has been visited over 6,000 times.  Check the web site often to keep up with Kelley, Sarah and Lauren.  E-mail the web site address to 10 friends so they can learn about the vocal group.

Kelley Wins HOT 99.5 Radio Songwriting Contest!
By Chanz
frontwoman, Kelley Hagood, won the HOT 99.5 “Mark Anthony’s Big Break” contest on April 13th at The Planet Club, Chantilly’s premiere teen nightclub, after performing a rousing rendition of the original song, Angel For Tonight, that she wrote with her roommate at MTSU, Meghann Langford.  The contest was sponsored by Clear Channel Entertainment’s Radio WITH, HOT 99.5 and Proctor & Gamble’s Pantene Pro-Voice contest.  Ten contestants from the Virginia, DC, and Maryland area gave impressive performances for the opportunity to make a demo in the HOT 99.5 Studios to send on to the Pantene Pro-Voice contest. Pictured are Kelley performing accompanied on guitar by Tom Smallwood.  The song and performance were judged according to lyrical and musical content, originality, stage presence, and audience reaction.  Congratulations to Kelley, Meghann, and Tom!

Join the By Chanz Exclusive Street Team!
Do you live in Virginia, DC, or Maryland? Do want to be part of the By Chanz
inner circle? Do you have a couple of hours of free time each week? Then, you should considering joining the By Chanz Exclusive Street Team (B.E.S.T.)? We need our "best" fans to be part of B.E.S.T.! You'll get gobs of benefits like a free By Chanz CD, band tee shirt, autographed copy of our brand new publicity picture, free admission to some concerts, invitations to come to a By Chanz rehearsal. We even plan to throw a party this summer for our beloved street team members. That's right, party with By Chanz! You'll also be the first to hear all the new By Chanz songs.  (Kelley just wrote three new ones: Get Your Story Straight, Today, and Sweet Maxine. Lauren is recording a new dance track) What do you need to do? Send your name, address, and phone number to Kelley, Sarah, and Lauren at by April 30, 2002. We plan to have our first B.E.S.T. street team meeting the first week of May. B.E.S.T. street team members will help the band by distributing flyers, posting concert posters around the VA/DC/MD area, emailing friends, calling DJs to get our music played on the radio, and basically just helping us by spreading the word about our music. We would really appreciate your help. Thanks!

By Chanz Song Played on HOT 99.5 Radio
A sound clip of one of By Chanz' newest songs, More Than Friends, was played on Radio WIHT HOT 99.5 FM on Monday March 18, 2002 at 7:30 PM.  This marks the second major DC-area Pop radio station to play one of the group's songs.  Mark Anthony played the song's hook, "You will always, I will always, we will always be more than friends" to promote MARK ANTHONY’S BIG BREAK contest that will help local female bands, vocal groups, or singer-songwriters prepare a demo to submit to the Pantene Pro-Voice contest.  The song was written by Kelley Hagood.  HOT 99.5 will accept demo tapes until March 29th and then select the ten best songs.  The ten semifinalists will get to perform at The Planet Club, Chantilly's premiere teen night club in a battle of the bands competition during the weekend of April 13 &14, 2002.  The three winners will have access to the HOT 99.5 studios to help them prepare a demo to submit to the Pantene Pro-Voice contest, which will award over $25,000 in prizes.  Another By Chanz song, What, What Did I Say?, written by Hagood and Lauren Smallwood, was played on WWZZ, 104.1 FM several times when they won the Z104 Local Music Challenge in September 2001.

Beat of Your Heart Wins OSMC Song Award
Kelley Hagood's song, Beat of Your Heart, won first place in the pop
category of the One Song of the Month Contest (OSMC) sponsored by the Songwriters Drive-In, a free contest for new songwriters. Co-writers, Cori Harding and Dennis Balin, will also be glad to learn that their collaboration won another award in a songwriters contest, now for the third time. The song also received an honorable mention award in the Grand Slam Songwriting Contest sponsored by LA's Music Connection magazine in 2000 and the gold award in the pop category of the 18th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest in November 2001 that was sponsored by the Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW). OSMC evaluated the song in terms of its lyrics, music, singer demo quality and overall song appreciation. The song's music (i.e., harmony, sound, melody, intro, ending, and solos) was given a score of 9 on a 10 point scale. The song received the highest score of all pop songs submitted each month for a year. Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! to Kelley, Cori, and Dennis for the third time.

Two By Chanz' Members Participate in the Star Reading Program
On March 14th, Lauren Smallwood and Sarah Luhrs participated in the Guilford
Elementary School Students Are Readers(Star)Program. The annual program encourages the students to become avid readers by bringing in notable members of the community to read to the students during this week long event. Lauren and Sarah read selected stories from the book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz to all the fourth graders at this Sterling, VA elementary school. The kids also asked Sara and Lauren to sing for them, which they did. By Chanz was invited to participate in this program by the Star Program Cooridinator, Laura Ridings, and by the Guilford PTA who felt "strongly that By Chanz, as community role models, would add a special significance to this program, providng a memorable experience for everyone." Lauren said, "I'm not sure who had more fun- the kids or Sarah and I." Sarah said, "We were ready to stay all day." The girls also passed out flyers to let the students know where they would be performing locally this summer. By Chanz made a hundred new fans in Sterling and is sure to see many of these same faces at their concerts this summer.   

Frontwoman Records Song Demo
By Chanz frontwoman, Kelley Hagood, recorded a demo of the song Angel for Tonight at Nashville's Dark Horse Recording on February 2, 2002. The song's instrumental track was prepared by skilled guitarist and Lauren's dad, Tom Smallwood. Co-written with Hagood's college roommate, Meghann Langford, the song was recently submitted for consideration to Curb Records, for country singer Jo Dee Messina's next album. "The song has an earthy, folkie, country quality to it," said Hagood. Recorded in Dark Horse's Barefoot Studio with the aid of veteran producer Gerry Yoder, Hagood took in a spectacular view of the countryside while she sang which established the mood and sentiment for the vocal recording. "Dark Horse Recording was the perfect place to record this type of song," said By Chanz' Manager. "Female country-pop crossover artists such as Faith Hill, Amy Grant, and Martina McBride have all recorded at Dark Horse." By Chanz first performed the song publicly to a sold-out show in early January at the Round Hill Center.

By Chanz Performance at Round Hill Center Draws a Crowd
Although it was cold and snow threatened, By Chanz’ first concert of the year on January 5, 2002 drew about 200 people to the Round Hill Center.    By Chanz performed two half-hour sets including two new songs, More Than Friends and Angel for Tonight.  The audience exploded into thunderous applause to show their appreciation for each of the songs performed.  (To find the lyrics for these two new songs, Click on the word Music on the navigation bar and look under the list of Other By Chanz Songs.) 

More Than Friends was performed to a new instrumental track developed by Chris Davis, the guitarist for the internationally-known Christian recording group, Glad and Angel for Tonight was accompanied by a live guitar performance provided by Tom Smallwood, Lauren’s father, who is also a member of the band that backs up another local teen vocalist and country singer, Katy Benko.    

After the show By Chanz signed publicity pictures for fans, some of whom stood in line for over an hour to get a signature and personalized greeting from Kelley, Sarah, and Lauren.  By Chanz sold all the CDs they had brought to the concert and took orders for a dozen more.   One fan bought five tee shirts.  It was a memorable night for the fans and performers.  As a result, By Chanz was invited to perform again at the Independence Day Celebration held on July 4th at Franklin Park. 

Look on the Photo page for more pictures at Round Hill.  You might even spot yourself in one of them! 

By Chanz Interviewed on WINC, Radio Winchester
Kelley Hagood of By Chanz was interviewed by WINC, Radio Winchester (92.5 FM) on Sunday January 13, 2002 and excerpts of the interview and a snippet of a By Chanz song were rebroadcast throughout Monday morning January 14th.  We know some heard the broadcast on Monday as they were driving to work.  Hopefully, this interview will help By Chanz develop a fan base even further to the west.

By Chanz Members, Hagood and Smallwood,
Interviewed by Times-Papers Weekender Editor

Eileen Carlton of the Times Community Newspapers interviewed By Chanz members, Kelley Hagood and Lauren Smallwood about their recent silver and gold award winning songs, What, What Did I Say?, and Beat of your Heart.  Look for an article on a Wednesday in you local Times Community Newspaper  (e.g., Loudoun-Times Mirror, Reston Times, Herndon times, etc.) Weekender insert section. 

By Chanz Performs At First Night Leesburg 2001
For the second year in a row By Chanz performed at First Night Leesburg on December 31, 2001.  The three shows were well attended.  The second show was standing room only!  Kelley, Sarah and Lauren dazzled the audiences with several original songs and a few familiar covers.   They girls made many new fans.


By Chanz to Perform at Franklin Park
Plan to attend By Chanz’ first concert of the new year.  On January 5, 2002 By Chanz will perform a one-hour concert at the Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center located at 20 High Street in Round Hill, VA beginning at 7:30 PM.  Come and see By Chanz perform several award-winning original songs.  By Chanz will also debut two new songs, More Than Friends and Sweet Maxine.

Fox 5 News Appearance on Dec 31st Morning News
By Chanz
is scheduled to appear on Fox 5 News television on December 31, 2001 some time between 8:00-9:00 AM.  Tune in to Channel 5 to see their latest interview and hear them sing live.  It’s possible some hard news event could bump the By Chanz performance to a later date.  Keep your fingers crossed and tune in. 

Lauren Meets NARAS’ Michael Greene
By Chanz
member, Lauren Smallwood, attended the annual NARAS holiday party in the Cannon House Caucus Room of the Nation’s Capital on December 3rd along with the group’s managers and her mom.  Lauren met Mya’s manager, Carol Kirkendall, who requested a By Chanz demo CD and press kit.  She also met one of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s former managers who also asked for a demo.  She also met two hip-hop producers from Baltimore and one from D.C. who are interested in possibly collaborating on a song.  Michael Greene, the president of NARAS, and Daryl Friedman, the Executive Director of the D.C. chapter spoke to holiday party revelers about upcoming 2002 events, then Lauren posed for this picture with Michael Greene (picture coming soon).

By Chanz invited to NARAS Holiday Party
After watching the By Chanz performance during the 18th Annual Mid-Atlantic
Song Contest Gala at the Hard Rock Cafe in Washington, DC, the Executive Director of the National Academy of the Recording Arts and Science (NARAS) invited By Chanz to attend the NARAS annual holiday party to hear President, Michael Green (the gentleman who opens the Grammy Awards ceremony every year) talk about the future of NARAS programs and then to meet and greet other members of the Washington, DC music community who might help By Chanz accomplish their goals. Dave Matthews should be there as well as other DC area musicians, producers, and lawyers.

Loudoun Magazine to Publish a Story About By Chanz
Good news travels fast! Look for a story on By Chanz in the January issue
of Loudoun magazine, the county's new glossy four-color magazine. The article should be in the "People" section of the magazine and include a photograph of By Chanz.



By Chanz Dazzles Crowd at DC’s Hard Rock Cafe
On Sunday evening, November 18th, By Chanz performed two original award-winning songs, What, What Did I Say?, and Beat of Your Heart which won silver and gold awards respectively at the 18th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Gala.  The event was sponsored by the Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW).  Nearly 700 songs were submitted this year and the theme restaurant was packed.  Kelley, Sarah and Lauren dazzled the crowd and received enthusiastic applause after each of their performances and a very warm reception from the songwriters, friends, and family that attended this year’s event.  Their prizes included studio mastering of some of their recorded music.  To see other pics from this show go to the Photo page. 

City High and By Chanz Concert Huge Success!
By Chanz
warmed up the 1,300 person mostly teenage crowd for City High at The Planet Club, Northern Virginia’s premiere teen nightclub, on November 17th.  About 20 US Marines, volunteering their time, provided security for this high profile event.    By Chanz was escorted to the stage about 8:30 PM.  They opened with their award winning original song, What, What Did I Say?, followed it up with two other originals, and ended with a cover of 3LW’s No More (Baby I’m a Do Right).   City High took the stage a few minutes afterwards and sang numerous songs including their signature hit, What Would You Do?  Afterwards By Chanz met City High and posed for this photograph.  Check out the Photo page for more digital pics from the show.

Washington Post Features By Chanz in Style Section
Read reporter Ian Shapira’s feature story about By Chanz that appeared in the Post’s Style Section on Wednesday November 14, 2001 at  Shapira had been working on the story over the last several months.  He attended several By Chanz rehearsals and accompanied them to one of their performances as well as interviewing family, friends, and others who had helped the teen vocal group along the way. 

Photos from the By Chanz performance at the TEEN PEOPLE contest
Check out the latest photos of the By Chanz performance at the TEEN PEOPLE “Battle of the Bands” contest on the Photo page.  Kelley, Sarah and Lauren gave it their best shot.  And it comes through in these hot new photos. 


By Chanz meets LMNT at TEEN PEOPLE contest

BC & Jonas of LMNT.jpg (64612 bytes)Ikaika, the TV pop star who dropped out of what would become O-Town, the latest Boy Band creation of  Lou Pearlman introduced By Chanz to the teens who attended the TEEN PEOPLE “Battle of the Bands” contest just before the By Chanz performance.  Ikaika, and the two others young men who made the final eight but not the final five members of O-Town formed a new group called LMNT (pronounced “element”) and were signed to a record deal with Atlantic Records.  They invited Jonas to join the group and make it a foursome after auditioning 40 prospective new members.  Jonas, picture with the members of By Chanz, gave the girls advice and even a contact on his management team.  But it was Mike, the African-American baritone who provided the most encouragement.  After the TEEN PEOPLE grand-prize winner was announced, Mike visited the By Chanz dressing room and told the girls that they gave an excellent performance.  He suggested that they did not have a good audience for them and told the girls not to lose heart or give up because they didn’t win this contest.  He believed they had the talent needed to make it in the business.

By Chanz web site tallies over 4,000 hits in less than a year
That’s right!  The By Chanz web site has received over 4,000 hits in less than a year because all of you have spread the word about the vocal group.  Please keep telling your friends about these talented girls from Northern Virginia and help us continue to build a fan base of grass roots support.

By Chanz Scores Gold and Silver Medals in Songwriting Contest!
On November 7th, By Chanz learned they had been awarded two medals in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriters' Contest. Sponsored by the Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW), this annual contest judges thousands of songs submitted by songwriters from all along the east coast of the United States. By Chanz' original song, Beat of Your Heart, written by By Chanz founding member Kelley Hagood, schoolmate Cori Harding (Broad Run High School Class of 2001), and Columbia, MD producer and songwriter, Dennis Balin, was awarded the Gold Medal in the "Pop" category. What, What Did I Say?, written by Hagood and fellow By Chanz member, Lauren Smallwood, was awarded the Silver Medal in the "Hip Hop" category. Smallwood's original 16 bar rap, which serves as the song's bridge, fuses rap with pop into a new form of music she calls "Pop Hop." By Chanz has been invited to perform these two songs at the Mid-Atlantic Songwriters' Gala at the Washington DC Hard Rock Cafe on November 18th. This victory marks the second win for Hagood, who's song Beat of Your Heart won an honorable mention award in the 2000 Grand Slam Songwriting Contest sponsored by LA's Music Connection magazine. This is the first win for Smallwood, but certainly won't be her last.

By Chanz opener for City High Rescheduled to November 17th
City High has rescheduled the Planet Club performance for Saturday, November 17th. The doors will open at 7:00 PM and By Chanz will take the stage around 7:45 PM. City High will begin performing around 8:30 PM.  If you purchased tickets for the October 27th show, they will be honored on November 17th.

Friends flew from MTSU for Cancelled City High Concert
A couple of Kelley's friends flew home from college. Pictured are Brian, Kelley and Jenney, new freshman at Middle Tennessee State University who flew home to see By Chanz perform. Let's hope By Chanz wins the TEEN PEOPLE "battle of the bands" contest and gets to appear on the "What's Next?" event TV special that will be on the WB network on November 26th.

By Chanz to Open for City High at The Planet Club
That's Right! You heard correct! On Saturday, October 27th, By Chanz will be opening for City High, the
R&B trio from New Jersey who exploded on the music scene this year with their crossover hit song, What Would You Do?, and music video of the same name. By Chanz will be performing their own hit song, What, What Did I Say?, which won them a spot as one of three finalists in the TEEN PEOPLE magazine "Five Live Search" contest that is searching for the best teen band in the country. The Planet Club doors will open 7:00 PM. Admission is $20 and includes a huge after-show party. A portion of the ticket price will be donated to the Clear Channel Relief Find which benefits the families of the victims of the September 11th attacks. Come on out, enjoy the show, and support the relief effort.

By Chanz Finalist in TEEN PEOPLE talent contest
By Chanz just learned that they competitively won one of the three finalist spots in the TEEN PEOPLE Magazine-sponsored “Five Live Search” contest that has been searching for the best teen bands in the country.  By Chanz will be flown to New York City in mid November to perform live in a national teen “battle of the bands” contest.  The grand prize winner will perform at the upcoming TEEN PEOPLE sponsored “What’s Next?” event that will be televised.  Last year’s “Five Live” winner performed at New York’s famous Apollo Theatre along side Destiny’s Child, Pink, and Vitamin C .  The Year before the “Five Live” contest winner performed along with Jessica Simpson, Eve, Sisqo, and Donnell Jones.  Kelley, Sarah, and Lauren would like to thank all their fans, friends, and family who voted for them and helped to send them to NYC.  For more information about this contest click here.

By Chanz performs at SterlingFest
By Chanz was the biggest draw at SterlingFest.  Several hundred fans came out to see Kelley, Sarah, and Lauren.  By Chanz performed standards, Candy by Mandy Moore, No More by TLC, Crazy by Britney Spears and several original songs including What, What Did I Say?, which recently won the Z104 “Local Band Challenge” contest and secured a finalist spot for them in the TEEN PEOPLE “Five Live” contest.  By Chanz also performed Beat of Your Heart, I Can’t Breathe, Someday You’ll Be Mine and More Than Friends.  Ian Shapira, a reporter for the Washington Post, who is working on a feature story about By Chanz, came to the pre-show rehearsal to hang out with the girls and drove with them to watch the show.

Second Fansite Created for By Chanz
Josie D, a By Chanz fan who saw the girls perform at both The Planet Club and Countryside concerts has created a second fan site for the group.  The web site address is  Check it out and please sign the guestbook.

By Chanz Interviewed on Z104

Sarah and Lauren visted the WWZZ, Z104 studios in Arlington, VA on Wednesday

evening September 26th and were interviewed along with Kelley, who had

dialed in from TN, by DJ Mathew Blades. The prior Wednesday, By Chanz'

song, What, What Did I Say?, had won the Z104 "Local Band Challenge" against

challenger Viktoria Adoryan, who sang "The Odds Might Be Against Me." After

hearing their winning song played on Z104 again, the girls were interviewed

and talked about being semifinalists in the TEEN PEOPLE "Five Live" contest.

Afterwards Mathew Blades had his pictures taken with two of the three

members of By Chanz. Then the girls went on a tour of the studios given by

Lark Wood, an intern and assistant to the DJ. They saw autographed posters

by other teen artists such Destiny's Child, 'N SYNC, Britney spears, Jessica

Simpson, Eve, etc. Mathew Blades signed autographs for the members of By

Chanz because Lauren wanted "the evidence" that they had really been at Z104

in case any of her friends did not believe.

By Chanz wins Local Music Challenge on Z104!
By Chanz’
song, What, What Did I Say?, won the Z104 “Local Band Challenge” against challenger Vicky Adoria.  By Chanz would like to send a big “Thank you” to all their fans.  Look for By Chanz next week on Z014. They will be interviewed live by DJ, Mathew Blades.  For more information click here.

By Chanz Featured on Beauty Q web site!
Angelique Finan, one of the founders of a new business called Beauty Q, operates a web site,, that advises teen girls about such matters as personal image, fashion, music, and generally what’s cool.  By Chanz is featured on this web site.  Check it out!

3000 visitors in less than 10 months!
That’s right!  In less than 10 months the By Chanz web site has experienced over 3,000 hits.  By Chanz would like to thank their manager and Bill Dixon, their web master, for creating such a successful web site.

First By Chanz Fan Site Created!
Joelle Salviati
, a By Chanz fan and member of another teen female vocal group known as UNISON, created the first By Chanz fan site and launched it on August 8, 2001. It already has 85 hits!   The members of By Chanz feel honored to have a fan site created for them.  The address of the site is  To learn more about UNISON go to their web site located at  By Chanz can’t wait to get to a UNISON show in the near future!

By Chanz Interviewed on WTOP 1500 AM
While rehearsing for Friday's show in Countryside, the members of By Chanz were surprised by a call from radio station WTOP which broadcasts on 1500 AM and 107.7 FM.  WTOP interviewed the members of the vocal and then asked them to sing a few bars over the phone.  A producer at WTOP had read the article in the Washington Times the day before and was on a mission to track down members of the group.  The interview was broadcast on Saturday August 4th around 12:00 noon.

By Chanz Countryside Show a Smashing Success
Fans young and old were dazzled by members of the group whose debut of two new original songs, More Than Friends and Dirty Girl, at the Countryside Concert on August 3rd received multiple rounds of rousing applause.  Many of the youngest fans joined By Chanz on stage during their performance of several songs.  Six young fans competed in a dance contest and won either a By Chanz tee shirt or their first cassette single, LAX Girl, a song about a girl's lacrosse game, released in January 2000.  The Countryside staff estimated there were 500 listeners at the concert.  By Chanz signed over 250 publicity pictures (until they ran out) for fans who stood in line 30 at a time to meet Kelley, Sarah, and Lauren.  Then they started signing tee shirts, arms...anywhere there was a flat surface.  By Chanz sold out of their new CDs early on too. Channel 3 News sent a camera crew to Countryside's Parkway Grounds in Sterling, VA to capture the action during By Chanz' final concert of the summer.  This was the group’s 21st performance since they formed in October 2000.

By Chanz Tee Shirts and CDs for Sale
Be the first to get your own copy of the By Chanz CD with five original
songs written and recorded by members of the group. The CD-5 contains What, What Did I Say?, an upbeat song about a faithless boyfriend who lies to his girlfriend and doesn't get it when she tells him the relationship is over.  It also contains two versions of Beat of Your Heart, a mid tempo love song, which won an honorable mention award in the 2000 Grand Slam Songwriting contest sponsored by LA's Music Connection magazine. The original version was recorded at Driftwood Studios in Columbia, MD last August and was the version that received the recognition in the songwriting contest. The second version was recorded at 21st Street Recorded in May, 2001 and has been send to numerous record company talent scouts. I Can't Breathe, a song that describes the way a young girl feels when she see her ex-boyfriend with his new girlfriend, was recorded at Pearl Studios in Columbia, MD in May and June. The final song is called Dirty Girl and was recorded at 21Street Studios in July. It decribes what happen when a girl's best friend steals her boyfriend. CDs cost $6.00.

White tee shirts with the By Chanz logo are available for girls in both small and medium "children's" sizes for the skin tight fit they like best. Girls tee shirts cost $10.00 Tee Shirts are also available for guys in large and extra large men's sizes and cost $12.00. To order a CD or tee shirt, mail a check made payable to By Chanz to:

By Chanz
c/o W. Hagood
44084 Saxony Terrace
Ashburn, VA 20147

For tee shirts, don't forget to tell us the size and if it is for a girl or guy! Postage and handling is included in the prices mentioned above.

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