That same year, as a junior in high school, Makela caught the ear and attention of Big Chuck Stanton.
It all started when...
Born and raised in Orange County, California, Makela discovered her extraordinary gift at just six years old. While performing a rendition of ‘Hey Jude’ by The Beatles during a first grade talent show, her ability to harmonize and ignite the crowd gave her, her parents, and everyone in attendance, a glimpse into the future of this budding artist.
By age ten, Makela had begun honing her natural skill with weekly voice lessons. Two years later, she began working with vocal coach Linda Septien of the renowned Septien Entertainment Group. Makela started playing publicly in a band she created with some fellow students as well as in a Led Zeppelin cover band. She also performed with the House of Rock in Disneyland for two whole summers.
Today, Makela is primed and ready for the future as she records new songs under the guidance of her "writer/producer.” With goals of one day selling out Madison Square Garden and being a positive influence for her fans, Makela is well on her way, enjoying the journey as she goes.