SHEL is Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza, four classically trained musicians who happen to be sisters. Emerging from the artist colony of Fort Collins on the Eastern slope of Colorado, SHEL is sophisticated and youthful, emotional and lighthearted, classic and eccentric. SHEL's engaging live show is marked with a prodigy's creativity and a veteran's instinct for entertaining. At every performance, SHEL delights audiences with their unique songwriting style and fresh, new sound. "SHEL has delivered one of the most impressive debuts of the year..." Chris Douridas, KCRW, Los Angeles
"SHEL has delivered one of the most impressive debuts of the year..." Chris Douridas, KCRW, Los Angeles
"These girls are sooooo amazing... the Sky's the Limit!" Chris Conn, Conman Radio/Dial Global
"SHEL performs with the precision of a heat seeking missile." Paul Kennerley, Award-winning Songwriter
Sarah, 19 (Violin, Bass) - Immensely gifted as a violinist and vocalist, Sarah also shines with her bass chops. Highly creative, Sarah's diverse artistic talents have lead her to be the primary designer of SHEL's original graphics and videography. She is also the undisputed ambassador of fun at every show.
Hannah, 22 (Piano, Keyboards) An award-winning young composer and pianist, Hannah also sings and helps arrange SHEL's unique vocal harmonies. Hannah has been studying at Colorado State University for the past three years where she's concentrated on piano performance and composition.
Eva, 20 (Mandolin, Electric Mandolin, Cello) Lead vocalist and one of the band's primary writers, Eva's passion and talent for playing both acoustic and electric mandolin has received widespread recognition. Involved in every phase of arranging and production, Eva records much of the band's tracks in their home studio.
Liza, 16 (Drums, Percussion) - Liza's natural polyrhythmic ability was spotted at an early age. Not only is she the drummer for the band, Liza is equally proficient on the Djembe and Roland Hand Sonic drum. Her creative approach to percussion enables her to create the unique rhythm patterns that help define SHEL's music.
What in the hell are they putting in the water up in Fort Collins? Seriously? Seems like every ten minutes or so our neighbors to the north are churning out another batch of noteworthy artists. Meet Shel, the latest FoCo outfit to cast us under its spell. Comprised of four sisters, the group glides effortlessly atop the lilting, sublime voices of the Holbrook sisters, Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza. But Shel's appeal goes way beyond the vocals. These gals are exceptional musicians as well, with each member playing an array of instruments including violin, electric bass, piano, mandolin to drums. The sisters, which got their start backing their singer-songwriter dad Andrew, have already attracted the attention of soundtrack supervisor extraordinaire, Chris Douridas from KCRW, who listed their six-song EP, Try To Scream, as "one of the most impressive debuts of the year." Couldn't agree more.