As a prize, they received $5000 (approximately 8 hours) of studio time and a pressing run of 200 45s. Chateau included Alan Ross on lead vocals and percussion, singer Damara 'Candy' Stepney, and Kevin Dailey who sang and played saxophone, bass, and guitar.
Melvin Jones was on horn and keys, Dennis Knepper played keyboard, Frank Lemon played drums, Lemon's cousin Michael Clark played rhythm guitar, Doug Hearne played guitar and Bill Ortiz (from Santana) contributed trumpet parts. Chateau only released one 7-inch single in 1984, but to this day "Feelings" is, arguably so, one of the most sought-after West Coast slices of funk.
Originally released in 1984 on Quiet Storm Records, San Francisco, Cat# TVS-004, and now re-issued for the first time via Past Due Records. Limited quants to move quick!