Singer songwriter Shelley Segal has kicked off her Australian tour before heading back to the USA where she recorded her new album.
‘An Atheist Album’ her first release in Australia, had a controversial origin. Shelley was raised in a traditional Jewish family in Melbourne, the daughter of the President of the East Melbourne Synagogue. Her music speaks about the many oppressive religious doctrines that exist for women in certain cultures.
When it came time to record the second album ‘Little March’, Shelley relocated to the USA, wrote in New York and recorded in Los Angeles with jazz guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman). The album was produced by Grammy Award-winning Husky. (Fiona Apple, Tom Waits).
Shelley kicked off the first of her Australian dates in Hobart on Friday.
Upcoming dates are:
February 8, Ballarat, Vic, Babushka Bar
February 19, Byron Bay, NSW, Byron Bay Brewery
February 24, Brisbane, QLD, X&Y Bar
February 27, Melbourne, Vic, The Toff
March 2, Lismore, NSW, Tatts Hotel