Shelley Segal plays at Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro TONIGHT

Dear SDNA,

 

I'm pleased to present one more opportunity to hear Shelley Segal accompanied by Andrew Robertson. They put on a magical performance at my home this weekend. You do not want to miss your chance to hear this amazing lyricist, if there is any possibility you can make it.

 

Shelley Segal will perform tomorrow night at Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro in Hillcrest at 7:30 p.m. The lounge has been reserved for SDNA and the San Diego secular community. Please try to arrive by 7 p.m. if at all possible.

 

Hope you can make it!

Pedro

 

 

Songstress Shelley Segal has embarked on her US Tour and will be playing a free concert for the San Diego secular community.

Shelley Segal

Please come and join the fun.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-h_jNiSczw

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Segal's latest release, 'An Atheist Album,' embodies her thoughts on religion and has quickly made her "a new pin-up girl for the international atheist movement."    (Barny Zwartz -The Age)

The Melbourne based singer-songwriter became involved in secular activism over two years ago, despite her father being the president of a local synagogue. Her songs are a passionate response to dogmatic belief, inequality, religious oppression and the idea that only the devout can be grateful and good. She enjoys bringing this usually controversial topic to the public discourse and finds music to be a effective medium for expression and raising awareness. 'I can say what I think for three minutes without anybody interrupting me."    (Melbourne Times City Weekly)

 

'An Atheist Album' gives a voice to the often underrepresented views of non-religious people, the fastest growing minority in many countries. As one youtube fan wrote, "I can always come home and listen to Shelley remind us all that we have a voice and a movement of our own, and that there is hope for the future." After performing this year at the 'Reason Rally' to a crowd of 25,000 in Washington DC, Segal's music video for her single 'Saved' has gone global.

Segal grew up in a musical household. She began singing at the age of three, then writing and performing at eleven. Joining her father's Jewish wedding band early on provided her with an ease and enjoyment performing and writing across a broad range of styles including pop, folk, jazz, blues, rock and reggae. 'Saved' has been described as "jazz singing with a Caribbean-rock melody." Intimate, story-telling and biographical lyrics are what unifies Shelley's song-writing across genres.

Shelley accompanies herself on guitar and has been performing her original music around Melbourne and internationally for the last ten years. She has been teaching vocals, music theory and song-writing for seven years. In 2009 she recorded her first EP, a collection of songs written between 2002 and 2008 with acclaimed producer Josh Abrahams at Fishtank Studios.

In 2010, Shelley completed a Bachelor of Applied Music from the Box Hill Institute of Tafe. The same year she also wrote and recorded a song with world-renowned DJ Carl Cox. The track, 'Chemistry' was a drum and bass single from his latest album 'All Roads Lead To The Dance Floor.' Segal has performed to crowds with Cox at Stereosonic festival and at the iconic Billboard. In November 2011 a remix of 'Chemistry' spent two weeks at number one on the techno charts.

This year Shelley launched 'An Atheist Album' which has had sales on every continent but Antarctica (though it's never too late). She also featured on the album 'Infidelity' by London socialite Tara Palmer Tomkinson. For the rest of 2012 Shelley will be touring 'An Atheist Album' in America, as well as performing at numerous secular events and conferences. This prolific artist has many other musical ventures underway. Upcoming projects include a jazz and folk covers album with her father on the violin, a folk-pop album of love songs titled, 'My Whinging Vagina' and an upbeat indie-folk EP with her partner called 'Snow Pear.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"For an Atheist, She's got a hell of a lot of Soul"



Videos
'Saved' Single from 'An Atheist Album'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-h_jNiSczw
'Gratitude' Live performance from Playfi launch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkOaqod_AlI
Interview on 3CR Radio + acoustic 'Eve' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lebMxEu1BmA
Reason Rally Performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYXhWzGepxc

Recently Played Gigs
Feb 25th - International Women's Day Fundraiser Melbourne AUS
Mar 25th - Freedom From Religion Foundation Dinner Washington DC USA
Mar 26th - Reason Rally, Washington DC USA
Mar 26th - American Atheists & Atheist Nexus Party Washington DC USA
Mar 31st - Rock Beyond Beleif Afterparty Fayetteville NC USA
April 14th - Global Atheist Convention Melbourne AUS
April 16th - 'An Atheist Album' Launch w- Dan Barker & Simon Taylor Melbourne AUS
April 21st - Florida Humanist Regional Conference, Tallahassee FL USA


Shelley's album is on Itunes here:http://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/shelley-segal/id447804453

You can check out Shelley on Youtube here:http://www.youtube.com/user/purpleshells/videos

Or you can visit her website here: http://www.shelleysegal.com/

And you can keep up with Shelley on 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shelley.segal.music

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/shelleysegal


DISCOGRAPHY

'Shelley Segal EP' 2009 Recorded at Fish Tank Studios'

'Chemistry' - Carl Cox - 'All Roads Lead to the Dance Floor' 26 September 2011

'An Atheist Album' - Shelley Segal Original Album Recorded at Britannia Row Studios, London released 13 November 2011

'Run' from TPT Infidelity - Featured on Tara Palmer Tomkinson's release, 15 February 2012

'My Whinging Vagina' - Shelley Segal Original Album - Release date TBC




"A mechanistic view of the world is neither shallow, nor devoid of awe. Rather, it unveils and celebrates the beauty and the wondrous complexity that is present in our world, even in empty space"   -Shelley Segal

 

 

 

 

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  • Ethan M.

    It was a perfect event. A cool consolation prize for those who missed Pete's party on Saturday (like me), and a marvelous bonus for those who shared in Saturday's magic. Shelley and Andrew were truly noble and generous, and my only regret was that I had to bug out 3 songs into the second set. Midweek, you know. Work. Usual excuses.

    e

    August 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved hearing Shelley and meeting some new folks!

    August 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shelley's voice and acoustic guitar were in fine form as she ran through a fairly lengthy setlist that included tracks for "An Atheist Album" as well as other original songs and a few covers like "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers and "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye. Andrew Robertson's lead guitar licks were elegant and crisp. The two guitars complemented each other beautifully. It was a nice encore for those of us who saw them on Saturday in a relaxed setting at Kous Kous.

    August 21, 2012

  • Victoria de la T.

    Missed her as well... See everyone later on tonight!

    August 20, 2012

  • Pedro

    Brian, The owner gave me an RSVP limit of 40. I think with the limited notice, we will not really reach capacity.

    August 19, 2012

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