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By Chanz sends Planet Club teens into orbit
Cheering fans greeted By
Chanz, the teen female vocal group, after each of their performances this
past weekend at The Planet club, a teen night club in Chantilly, VA.
The vocal group sings pop music laced with a tinge of R&B.
Chanz, started their one hour set
with a choreographed dance routine to the cover tune Everybody
(Backstreets Back) made famous by the Backstreet Boys and concluded with
TLCs No Scrubs. Sandwiched
in between they performed other crowd pleasing favorites. Both of these songs
were delivered by front member Vanessa Vosteen, 14, who displayed an unusually
mature and classy stage presence for one so young. Lauren Smallwood, 13, the youngest member of the group
delivered outstanding rap/hip hop performances of Eminem's Slim Shady and Forgot
About Dre. Smallwood has
set a goal to become the youngest white female rap artist and would appear to be
well on her way.
The real moments of genius
though were the original tunes penned by a member of By Chanz. After several dance tunes the members of By
Chanz performed a melodic mid-tempo song entitled Beat of Your Heart written by veteran founding member Kelley
Hagood, 17, along with a Broad Run High School chum, Cori Harding, also 17.
Hagood introduced the song by saying she had written the chorus but was
having trouble finding the right lyrics for the song's two verses until she read
a poem written by Harding. The song
recently won an honorable mention in the Grand Slam Song Writing Contest, a
national event sponsored by Music Connection Magazine of LA and the Sam Ash
Music Megastores. By
Chanz also performed the original song, Someday You'll Be Mine,
written by the group's manager. The
song describes a teenager who is having trouble mustering the courage to tell a
love interest about the attraction felt. The
crowd responded enthusiastically to the song's chorus which laments:
I know someday you'll be mine
We'll be together all the time
And I know everything will be fine
But, then you walk by again.
Hagood sung lead with a
beautiful and emotionally moving performance, but it was the harmonies delivered
with precision by Sarah Luhrs that enhanced the song's moody melody and provided
a richer sound. Another original
song penned by Hagood, I
Can't Breathe, described the feelings experienced by a teen girl when
she sees her former boyfriend with his new girlfriend.
"The song is about feeling discarded," said Hagood.
The chorus intones:
I can't breathe (no..ooh)
I can't sleep
'cause baby you took it all away from me
And I've lost my hope
I can't find my way
so baby won't you please take my hand and guide me through another day
By Chanz will be performing at First Night Leesburg on December 31, 2000 at the Loudoun County Board of Education Building Auditorium at 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 PM. After the show, By Chanz will autograph free publicity pictures for anyone who came to see them perform. To see photographs and learn more about By Chanz go to their web page at www.bychanz.com.