TURNER MUSIC & EVENTS PRESENTS: SHELLEY O’BRIEN
Accessible Pop music from a Melancholy Poet with an Unshakeably Happy Streak
Doors 6:30 Show 8 PM
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Canadian ukulele songstress Shelley O’Brien has been joyfully sharing her
artistry in far-off places for some time. In whatever changing landscapes
she finds herself in, Shelley lands, sings, and leaves behind stories of
child-like wonder, vast northern spaces, and the much more intimate spaces of the heart.
Since 2008, she has toured Europe, played at festivals in Paris, Venice and Helsinki, been hosted by venues in Barcelona, Rome, Tokyo, Rotterdam and Reykjavik, as well as returning to her Canadian homeland to play at major city hot spots.
Shelley released her debut album “You, Me and the Birds” in April 2009 to rave reviews.
Surely not without feathers of her own, Shelley recently returned from a
summer of playing shows in Europe, making a new album in Vancouver, and
playing across Canada on Via Rail¹s musician program. Soon she will be off
again, touring Iceland, Australia, the Pacific Northwest US, and Japan. With all this travel Shelley still finds Canada and especially the north to be most remarkable. Canada is beginning to feel the same way about her.
While in Toronto, her new landing place, she recently played the acclaimed Shelter Valley Folk Festival near Grafton, and premiered her music video for Generous Waters, the first release from her album.
Her much anticipated second album, Vivarium, was released in October 2011.
“From the wellspring of her hope and awe, Shelley O’Brien has not only
curated this country’s beauty, but also her own.”
– Nereida Fernandes, EXCLAIM Magazine review of VIVARIUM
“Shelley was doing the ukulele thing before it was cool. Or maybe she’s one
of the reasons it got cool in the first place.”
– The Globe and Mail
“A Beautiful Songbird. An absolute find!”
-Radio Rijnmond, The Netherlands
“Beautiful… a playful mix of dulcet ukulele and atmospheric vocals.”
– CBC Radio 2