Her strikingly beautiful voice is distinctively Australian, and the smooth, soft tones of her music conjure images of the natural wonders she sings about - Rave Magazine.
Born in the forest filled Blue Mountains of New South Wales and traversing for many years throughout the land; from the tropical rainforests of Far North Queensland, to her latest home among the snowy ridges of Tasmania; wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by natural beauty that is a driving force behind her musical creations.
Shells creates intimate, powerful folk performances, singing stories of love, loss and land. With an outstanding vocal range, drifting between deep bluesy tones with effortless slide into falsetto, expect emotive lyricism, alongside funky, rhythmic guitar accompaniment. Shells can play to any crowd, capturing the audience with her excitement and moving them with her creative depth.
Shells has been working independently in the Australian Music Industry for 20 years; successfully touring the East Coast from Cairns to Tasmania; and internationally as far as England, Canada, and Northern USA; released three full length albums and one EP. Her first EP Earth Whispers was released in Sydney in 1999, and self titled debut album Shells, released in 2003 featuring an array of Celtic style instruments including violin and cello, harnessing a traditional folk/pop sound. Shells moved towards Folk/Rock with her 2010 release, More to Life in Far North Queensland. Shells latest Tasmanian release in 2019 Of The Spirit explores harmony, mantra and lullabies it is a soothing addition to the discography.
As well as being a seasoned musical performer and songwriter, Shells is also professionally involved in theatre, dance, event organising and training workshops. She also completed a Bachelor Of Music in 2016. Shells goal is to continue working as an artist with the intention of using creativity to find connection to ourselves, our family and friends, our communities and this beautiful planet we all share and call home.
To love the life you live is to live a life of love