A sweet, refreshing talent. Musically, vocally, eclectically, Shelly is in the middle of where Sarah McLachlan meets Natalie Maines. Piano driven hooks, auto-biographical lyrics and a blend of wilfully honest and strikingly powerful vocals that surround you; this music wears its heart on its sleeve. With an EP in the press has been described as “sensual…with moments of heart-stopping magic” and live permormances “She was an instant hit with the [audience] as they instantly warmed to her powerful country-tinged vocals and keyboard playing as she belted out five emotionally-charged songs” and of the vocals “her voice soars over simple, engaging and effective piano led country-pop”. Shelly’s songs captivate; a blend of country, pop and rock inspired by great songwriters such as Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, Carole King and Beth-Nielsen-Chapman. Comparative to female singer-songwriters like Paula Cole, Chantal Kreviazuk, Jewel, Vonda Shepard and Sarah McLachlan her songs are powerful and emotive, they will leave you wanting more.

Edited by hdsander on 26 Sep 2011, 19:09

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