SHEL / Amy Allen
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SHEL is Sarah, Hannah, Eva, and Liza, four classically trained musicians who happen to be sisters. From the artist colony of Fort Collins, Colorado, SHEL is sophisticated and youthful, emotional and lighthearted, classic and eccentric. SHEL’s engaging live show is marked with a prodigy’s creativity and a veteran’s instinct for entertaining. Audiences are delighted by SHEL’s unique sound and their self-composed songs have been called “wonderfully weird and impossible to describe.”
Growing up in a musical household and encouraged by their father, a respected Fort Collins musician, the sisters first appeared on stage as his backing band. After years of performing together and releasing EPs, SHEL has released its debut full-length studio album, which was co-produced with six-time Grammy-winner Brent Maher.
The band has attracted the attention of media outlets such as NPR’s eTown Live, Echoes, MTV, CMT and ABC Family’s “On The Rise.” SHEL has graced the stages of Lilith Fair, “Yo Gabba Gabba” Live tour, Four Corners Folk Festival, Folk Alliance, Music City Roots, and SXSW. SHEL’s music has also been featured in television commercials for Splenda and Glade.
Watch the music video for SHEL's “The Man Who Was the Circus” here:
Amy Allen is a singer-songwriter from South Portland, Maine whose sound has been described as “reminiscent of Norah Jones and Taylor Swift.” In 2010, she released her first EP, Honey, which won the Portland Phoenix’s “Best New Act,” and “Best New Vocalist” awards, and in 2011 she released her second EP, Neptune, which received four stars in the Portland Press Herald. She has appeared on the second season of NBC’s “The Voice” and has now released her third EP, Other Side of Somewhere, produced by John Painter.
Watch the music video for Amy Allen's “Love Fool” here: