Shelly Poole is a multi-platinum selling British singer-songwriter who has achieved international success in an ever-increasing variety of musical settings. Shelly’s 2005 solo album Hard Time For The Dreamer entered the I-tunes chart at number 1 in the UK and France and earned her constant radio exposure and copious five-star reviews. The album is having a re-mastered, (with 5 new tracks added) deluxe release in the Summer of 2019 due to popular demand.
In 2008 she co-founded the alt-folk band Red Sky July with her husband Ally McErlaine (lead guitarist and founder member of the Scottish band Texas ) Red Sky July have released 3 albums all entering the Official Uk Country charts in the top 3. They also won the Nordoff Robbins inspiration award in 2013 and have toured with Jools Holland, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, and Tom Jones. Shelly is a highly respected award-winning songwriter who has worked closely with and had hits with talents as diverse as Janet Jackson, Massive Attack, Jack Savoretti, Mark Ronson, Gary Barlow, Paloma Faith, Michael Gray, Zucchero, Emmy the Great, Noah, and the Whale, Bryn Christopher, amongst many others. Recently scoring a hit single with Guilty Flowers by Ward Thomas, Sarah Darlings’ Fires and the BBC1 introducing single Dodged a Bullet by Alice Jemima.
Shelly, unlike many other female writers and producers, crosses over with successful tracks receiving support from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 as well as at BBC 6 Music and within the self-release Spotify artist community. At the moment Shelly is writing and producing Spotify sensations Hanne Mjoen, Cattle and Cain, Rhys Lewis, and the Wandering Hearts, she has songs coming out this year across every genre from electro through to folk and dance.