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Wed. April 18th 2012 @  The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club (All Ages)
Presented by: The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club, The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club

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Music: Pop/Rock/Indie
Accessible Pop music from a Melancholy Poet with an Unshakeably Happy Streak

April 18, 2012
Cory Weeds Cellar Jazz Club
Doors 6:30 Show 8 PM
Tickets $10 or 604 738 1959

Shelley O'Brien

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 ³You, Me and the Birds² 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


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