petty / chavez
An acoustic singer-songwriter duo who create a memorable and intimate live music experience for audiences in Southern California and beyond.
Simon Petty, frontman of the LA-based British band Minibar, and Celia Chavez, current backing singer for Enrique Iglesias, showcase their smoky vocal harmony and heartfelt, articulate songwriting on their debut EP, “Songs From the Second Floor.”
Vocals and Guitar
Having made an album with legendary producer T Bone Burnett upon his arrival in the States as frontman with the band Minibar, British singer-songwriter Simon Petty went on to tour the country extensively, eventually joining Pete Yorn’s band for several years. His time on the road gave him space to hone the unique brand of world-weary optimism and musical eclecticism that comes to light in his songs. With a distinctive voice somewhere between Nick Drake and Peter Gabriel, Petty’s songs often take listeners on an evocative, emotional journey.
Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
Celia has quietly apprenticed twenty feet from the stardom of artists such as Pink, Seal, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Melody Gardot and Julia Fordham as a backup singer. Most recently, Enrique Iglesias thrust her into the international spotlight as his featured romantic duet partner on tour. With new self-penned songs conceived on planes, hotels, and tour buses, Celia returns to the organic, wistful lyricism that has influenced her music since youth and showcases her unique clarity of vocal delivery.