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By Chanz adds new members
Will perform at local teen night club December 8-9, 2000 

The teen female vocal group, By Chanz, has recently added new members including: 

·        Jaclyn Hamlin, 15, a sophomore at Broad Run High School who sings, acts, and who has recorded professionally in Asia.  Jaclyn’s favorite vocalist is Mariah Carey.  Her other influences include Christina Aguilera, Faith Evans, and Shania Twain.  Jaclyn has been a member of the Loudoun County “All County” and “All District” choruses. 

·        Vanessa Vosteen, 14, a freshman at Loudoun Valley High, enjoys singing and acting.  She recently starred in the Growing Stage (a local theatre troupe) productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Who’s Tommy.  Vanessa’s favorite singer is also Mariah Carey.  Her other influences include Destiny’s Child, Sarah McLaughlin, and Sheryl Crow. 

·        Sarah Luhrs, 14, a freshman at Broad Run High School, is a vocalist and a musician.  Sarah has played the piano for seven years and has been a member of the Loudoun County “All County” and “All District” choruses.  Sarah’s musical influences also include Mariah Carey and Destiny’s Child. 

·        Lauren Smallwood, 13, a freshman at J.L. Simpson Middle School, has sung in her school chorus and church choir for the last three years.  Lauren has a goal to become the youngest white female rap artist ever.  Her musical influences are Britney Spears, TLC, and Eminem. 

The new members join veteran By Chanz founding member, Kelley Hagood, a senior at Broad Run High School and the group’s songwriter.  Hagood recently penned two new love songs, Beat of Your Heart and I Can’t Breathe, which the group will record and release in the summer of 2001.  By Chanz sings pop music laced with a tinge of R&B. 

By Chanz will be performing at The Planet Club, a local teen nightclub on December 8-9, 2000.  The Planet Club is located at 4600 Brookfield Corporate Drive in Chantilly, VA near the intersection of Route 28 (Sully Road) and Willard Road. 

After the show, By Chanz will autograph free publicity pictures for any teen that tells The Planet Club doorman that they came to see By Chanz perform. 

To see photographs and learn more about By Chanz go to their web page at, click the Pop music category, and type “By Chanz”.

For more information about The Planet Club, call Megan Lanterman at (703) 698-8223.