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Shelley Segal was brought up in a musical family, singing from the age of three and performing with her father’s wedding band from age eleven. She’s been performing her original music live for ten years and recording for four years and even moved to the UK for a production deal and recorded two albums there. Her first is An Atheist Album, which is a reflection on her world-view as an atheist, on religion and related themes, and on the first of March, you can get her latest release Little March – a jazzy/bluesy collaboration with US guitarist singer song writer Adam Levy.
Shelley has written and recorded pop, folk, jazz, blues, country, electronic, reggae and rock songs and has toured the US and now Australia, including the Global Atheist Convention in 2012 and the Reason Rally in Washington DC. You can catch her on her current Australian tour by checking out the dates via visiting her site at www.shelleysegal.com.
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
Although I previously blog-interviewed Shelley for my Token Skeptic site, this is the first time we’ve had a chance to talk for the podcast, and we discuss her musical influences, her recently posed question on “what does being a woman mean to you” (inspired by the Beauty and Lace site interview) and the origins and even a song from her new album, Little March.
Theme songs are “P&P” by Derek K. Miller of www.penmachine.com and “Leap Second” by Milton Mermikides, of www.miltonmermikides.com. Additional song by Shelley Segal: “Stuck In The Memory”, from her forthcoming album Little March.
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