Chantal Claret

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Chantal Euringer Claret
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Chantal Claret
Background information
Born (1982-02-21) February 21, 1982 (age 32)
Berkeley, California, U.S.
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Indie rock, Power pop, Soul
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress
Years active 2004–present
Labels Capitol Records MTV Networks The End Records
Associated acts Morningwood

Chantal Claret Euringer (born February 21, 1982), known as Chantal Claret, is an American singer/songwriter. She is best known as the lead singer for the rock and power pop band Morningwood.[1]

Early life[edit]

Claret was born on February 21, 1982 in Berkeley, California,[2] the daughter of art collectors, Foster and his Romanian-born wife Monique (1947–2004).[3] She primarily grew up in New York City, but has also lived in Texas. As a teenager, Claret was a promoter for several clubs in New York.[4]

Music career[edit]

Chantal Claret in Orlando, Florida

Prior to meeting Pedro Yanowitz and starting Morningwood with him, Claret says she was attending film school with an eye on directing music videos.[5] She directed the Morningwood music video for "Take Off Your Clothes" & "Snobby Little Elf", as well as claymation video for "Little Hard On's" by The Left Rights . In 1999 Claret appeared in the short film, American Mod.[6] She is featured on the song "Wait (The Nexus)" by Mike Relm.[7] Morningwood completed their final tour March 3 through March 11 opening for Mindless Self Indulgence with their final show at Irving Plaza in New York, NY on March 11, 2012.

On March 5, 2012 Vevo featured Claret's debut video "Pop Pop Bang Bang directed by David Yarovesky for her solo Ep "The Pleasure Seeker" was released on The End Records on April 3, 2012[8][9] Her debut solo record The One, The Only... was released on June 19, 2012.[10][11] "Bite Your Tongue" can be heard in commercials for Degrassi: The Next Generation Season 12 Promo as well as ESPN First Take [12][13] "Honey Honey" & "Pleasure Seeker" have been featured on VH1's Mob Wives.[14]

"Pop Pop Bang Bang" is featuring on Perez Hilton's first music compilation entitled Pop Up being released on August 7.[15]

Beginning September 29, 2012 Claret began a three month residency at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas) in Las Vegas at their new music venue, Vinyl.[16]

In March 2013 she signed to BMG as a songwriter. In August 2013 Claret wrote the theme song "I'm Serious" for Bravo's Eat, Drink, Love. In January 2014, Claret & her husband released a song Daisy Bell under the name of Tour Crush [17]

On September 10, 2014 Claret began a Pledge Campaign for her 'No Good Way To Die' EP which was 100% funded within 24 hours. [18]

Personal life[edit]

Claret, along with Thrice drummer Riley Breckenridge, wrote a monthly advice column called "Battle of the Sexes" in Alternative Press magazine for nearly 3 years, which was discontinued in the Winter of 2007.[19]

On January 18, 2008 she married Jimmy Urine (James Euringer), lead singer of Mindless Self Indulgence.[20][21] The couple founded a clothing company together called 'Tour Crush' [22] also Claret featured in an episode of LA Ink to get a tattoo on her wrist reading 'Tour Crush' which Kat Von D herself tattooed.

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