An artist, an activist and an explicit story-teller, Shelley uses her music to help create the world that she wants to see. Desirous of all expressions, Shelley flirts with elements of jazz, folk, pop, blues, reggae and electronica, imparting a pure joy about music and it’s power.
Through her "mercurial voice and eclectic sound" (The Brag) the spirited singer-songwriter creates a space for her listeners. A space for people to engage with ideas, to question and to reflect on the everyday - to see its layers, its depth, its meaning.
Shelley's first single, upbeat folk protest song "Saved" has become an anthem for grass-roots secular activists and she has performed at a multitude of secular, skeptic and atheist events. Her powerful voice has taken her around Australia, England and ten tours of the United States. She has performed to festival crowds of over 30,000 people.
Chemistry with Carl Cox 2010
“Shelley’s vocals are something else” –DJ Carl Cox
An Atheist Album 2011
“A pin-up girl for the international atheist movement” –Barney Zwartz (The Age) https://shelleysegal.bandcamp.com/album/an-atheist-album
Little March 2013 with Adam Levy
“Bespoke songs that traverse jazz, folk and blues with tender affection and great artistry” –It’s Only Rock and Roll
An Easy Escape 2014
“It is helpful and interesting to have dialogue about controversial topics” –Allison Kraemer (Moroccan World News)
Strange Feeling 2015
"More emotional depth than just about any album you'll hear this year" -Jeff Jenkins **** - four stars STACK MAG