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From the beginning Shelby ALWAYZ had a song in her HEART & a SMILE on her face!! She has been singing since age 4 when she joined the St. James Gospel Choir directed by her mother, Mamie Johnson. Her 1st solo..."Jesus Loves Me", of course!! That day a SPARK was ignited in this future World Renowned Southern Soul Singer!! Since those early days Shelby has learned by working with the BEST in the business, both in recorded media & television. She's been blessed to work with Groove Theory,Mary J. Blige,Chante'Savage ,QuestLove,Eric Benet, Jack "J.K." King, Queen Aminah, JJ Sansaverino, Solan Lerner, Chris Rob, Duron Lev, Fred McFarLane, Frank Lacy, James Poyser, Damon Mendez,Elisabeth Withers-Medez,Freddie Jackson,RedHead,Bill White, Nickelodeon, CESD Talent Agency and more. Shelby was the voice of the highly sucessful "Right Here, Right Now, K-Mart" ad campaign.The jingle,which ran nationally,debuted during the World Series! "Music is my life and performing gives me the most AMAZING feeling!! This is what I was BORN to do!! I want to reach the entire World with my songs & my band's LIVE performances. I wish to spread positive ENERGY and LIGHT! While my music brings JOY & invokes THOUGHT!! I'm not only singing now, but I'm composing with guitar & keyboards and CROCHETING!! It's All about Balance & GROWING! Songs & Blankets! (Shelby on Shelby) Whether she's performing with D'Angelo's "SoulTronics" on the highly acclaimed Voodoo World Tour, rocking with Martin Luther in Vienna Austria, or jumping ALL OVA' the stage with her brotha' N music Mr. Anthony Hamilton..SHELBY DELIVERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In 2003 she formed her own musical family "the blackgypsy project" as a daily way to create music organically with fellow NYC musicians Carter McLean, JonSolo, Derek Layes, David DiGiantomasso, Mike Gohaki, Eric Katerle,engineer Dan Kocen and vocalist Mitch Matlock & Antwon Robinson. As a unit "the blackgypsy project" has written and recorded over 100 songs...more than enough for the debut ALBUM!!! Clive???Wazzz Up?? If Clive..... don't call back.....Look for the independent debut album "Shelby presents....the blackgypsy project" Vol.I coming SOON and it will be available for purchase on this my space page!! Yeeeaaah!!! Then maybe "J" can promote& distribute???? :-) Now to more songwriting..... Shelby recently collaborated as lyricist & vocalist, with jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove(Verve Records) and is featured on his Grammy nominated CD,"The RH Factor". They recorded at Jimmy Hendrix legendary Electric Lady Studios in the W.Village of New York. '''How I Know'; is a dreamy arrangement that is both lyrically carefree & thoughtful. The song is sweet soul with rootsy seductive growls that give it a poetic allure." (Downbeat Magazine) Cd available at www.vervemusicgroup.com Shelby can also be seen performing live on VH-1 "Live Soul" with Martin Luther & on "VH-1 Presents..Men Strike Back" w/ D'Angelo & Tom Jones. Or catch the Live 2006 Ohio show w/Anthony Hamilton on www.AOL.COM (Standing Room Only)!! It's THE BEST!!!!! & while you're there...BUY ANT'S latest ALBUM, "Ain't Nobody Worryin'"!!! This album is TRUE SOUL!!! In the Summer of 2006"All That I Am Tour", Shelby had the priviledge of singing "with" legendary "Music God" Carlos Santana!!! She continues to tour the world with 6x Grammy Award Nominee and close friend, Anthony Hamilton. "There's No Place I'd Rather be right now",Shelby says. In December 06' Shelby had the honor of perfoming with "the" Larry Graham & GCS at Prince's club 3121 in Las Vegas. That led to a four month run with Prince & the NPG at 3121 including the now legendary SUPERBOWL 07' Halftime performance!! Shelby was a 'vision in white" singing such hitz as "Proud Mary" with his royal purpleness!!! It was a night she will NEVA 4get! Shelby is currently collaborating & creating music with bassist Pino Pallidino(The Who,D'Angelo), Greensboro's own musician Darren "Trip" Thomas(Hidden Beach,BG records),musician David BalFour(Anthony Hamilton/M.D. & song producer),Kenny Bell (keys Anthony Hamilton,production/writing "The McMillan Story"), Fanatic (Beyonce ,Lil'Kim,), JonSolo & Probe(SpyMusic,DMS Country,SoloMusic), George Katsaris(producer/writer), and Anthony Hamilton...4sho!!! Busy girl, busy girl!!!! Don't miss Shelby J. on tour this Summer 2007 with Prince & the NPG. Check out my boyz on their individual "my space" pages, listed in "my top friends". Carter, Deej, Derek,JonSolo,Mitch & Antwon R all there! Aiiight! I LOVE MY BAND & All my MUSICAL FAMILY!! True Talent! Ya heard! The Future is Colorful & BRIGHT!! :-) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.