“Enchanting, knowing croon … with brilliant pop melodies” -Beat Magazine
“Shelley’s vocals are something else” -DJ Carl Cox
“Mecurial voice and eclectic sound” -The Brag
Shelley’s third studio album, ‘An Easy Escape’ brings a cool indie-folk vibe to her philosophic musings and smart song-writing. The album was recorded at Britannia Row studios (Pink Floyd’s old studio) in London and was produced by Tom Nichols (All Saints, Kylie, Celine Dion, Tina Arena).
Lead single ‘Morocco,’ a travelling song that includes depictions of poverty, drugs and sexual inequality is already making waves with over 55,000 views and a heated response in the national and international press. Segal’s fierce yet emotive voice sings with an almost prescient, ‘Find your own way and be happy,’ a mantra to keep pushing forward despite criticisms and controversy.
Segal grew up in a musical household. She began singing at the age of three, then writing and performing at eleven. Joining her father’s Jewish wedding band early on provided her with an ease and enjoyment performing and writing across a broad range of styles including pop, folk, jazz, blues, rock and reggae. Intimate, story-telling and biographical lyrics are what unifies Segal’s song-writing across genres.
Shelley accompanies herself on guitar and has been performing her original music around Melbourne and internationally for the last twelve years. In 2009 she recorded her first EP with acclaimed producer Josh Abrahams at Fishtank Studios.
In 2010, Segal completed a Bachelor of Applied Music from the Box Hill Institute of Tafe. The same year she also wrote and recorded a song with world-renowned DJ Carl Cox. The track, ‘Chemistry’ was a drum and bass single from his latest album ‘All Roads Lead To The Dance Floor.’ Segal has performed to crowds with Cox at Stereosonic festival and at Melbourne’s iconic Billboard. In November 2011 an award winning remix of ‘Chemistry’ spent two weeks at number one on the Beatport techno charts.
2012 saw the release of her forthright, ‘An Atheist Album’ highlighting her versatility as a singer and song writer. The folk-pop protest record embodies Segal’s thoughts on religion and quickly made her “a new pin-up girl for the international atheist movement.” (Barny Zwartz -The Age)
Last year Segal teamed up with talented US guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, Ani Difranco) to create ‘Little March,’ an enchanting and delicate collection of jazzy, bluesy folk tunes. Produced by grammy award-winning S. Husky Hoskulds, ‘Little March’ is intimate and reflective, combining both artists’ genuine song writing with Adam’s stunning, mellow guitar playing and Shelley’s captivating voice. The two enjoyed a successful Australian tour last July, with sold out shows at Melbourne’s premier jazz venue, Bennett’s lane.
Her influences include strong story tellers such as Alanis Morisette and Ani Difranco as well as stunning voices like Jewel and the virtuosic Katie Noonan.
Next year Shelley will be releasing her fifth recording, an EP with local producer Robert Upward recorded at Birdland Studios
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2014 ‘An Easy Escape’
2013 ‘Little March’ with Adam Levy
2012 ‘Run’ with Tara Palmer Tomkinson
2011 ‘An Atheist Album’
2011 ‘Chemistry’ with Carl Cox
2009 ‘Shelley Segal EP’