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Shelley Thomas

January 21 @ 7:00 pm

Shelley Thomas at The Gressiwick

Shelley Thomas will take you an adventure with her cinematic songs, fusing genres from across the globe.

Doors open at 6, show starts at 7. Tickets are $12 in advance, or $15 day-of.

Check Out “Mirror” by Shelley Thomas:

About Shelley Thomas:

Described as “refined, imaginative, and gorgeous” by Beehive Candy, vocalist, percussionist, oud player and composer Shelley Thomas blends Balkan, Arabic, Hindustani, Classical, Pop-Soul and African music styles in her compositions to create the emergence of a new genre: World Chamber Pop. With cinematic arrangements and inspired emotive power, she interlaces diverse threads of culture through a rhythmic, poignant examination into the human condition.

Recognized for her attention to vocal detail, ornamentation, expressivity and pitch precision, her depth of study and sensitivity have allowed her a rare breadth of styles including folk, pop, classical, traditional and improvisational world vocal arts. She has been featured in Audio Femme, Women in Music, Elephant Journal, and KCRW’s Rhythm Planet among other press outlets, blogs and podcasts. Her work pushes the boundaries of musical archetypes in a reverent, poetic and progressive aesthetic.

For fifteen years, she has performed songs in over fifteen languages with disarming fluidity and authenticity. She has crafted her own unique style by syncretizing methods absorbed from different world musics which she studied extensively. She has taught workshops, recorded, performed and toured internationally with world-class artists including Yo-Yo Ma and the Silkroad Ensemble, The Knights, Krono s Quartet, Simon Shaheen, Hassan Hakmoun, Bassam Saba and the New York Arabic Orchestra, Bulgarian Voices Trio, Brooklyn Raga Massive, AlSarah and the Nubatones, Yael Deckelbaum, Adam Maalouf, Jebebara Unity Drum, Innov Gnawa, Mayssa Karaa, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. She has performed at venues and festivals such as the Moscow Conservatory, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pioneer Works, National Sawdust, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Vancouver Island Music Festival, and Abu Dhabi Festival at Emirates Palace.
Past projects include being featured on Yo-Yo Ma and the Silkroad Ensemble’s GRAMMY-Winning album, Sing Me Home, with vocal ensemble Black Sea Hotel (Best World Music Album – 2017); Sweden and East Coast tours; interview on MJ Dorian’s Creative Codex Podcast; and soundscape vocals for Panorama Festival’s 360 ARK Dome. Performances include the Mediterranean Jazz Fest, Rockwood Music Hall, Brooklyn Maqam Hang, Toronto’s Drom Taberna and Small World Music Center, The Sonic Jungle, Ecstatic Dance NYC, Alex Grey’s CoSM (Chapel of Sacred Mirrors), ARTERY showcase, Ragas Live Festival, Lund Choral Festival, Stallet Stockholm, Santa Fe’s San Miguel Mission, BRIC, Le Poisson Rouge, Jalopy, SoFar Sounds, Alwan for the Arts, Yale Repertory Theater, Havana World Music Festival, Mexico’s Cumbre Tajin Festival, Rural Route Film Festival, Prototype Festival, Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music, and Fete de la Musique Beirut.

Shelley released her critically-acclaimed singles and videos, “Mirror” and “Cancer Moon” with Symphonic Distribution in 2020. Her debut a cappella album of Bulgarian songs, Joy, was released in 2016. A graduate of California Institute of the Arts (2008 – B.F.A. World Music Performance), she has taught with Canada’s FolkCamp, One World Brooklyn Kids Chorus, MUSE Academy, Music To Your Home and Gowanus Music Club, in addition to private coaching. She has attended Artist Residencies at Canada’s BANFF Centre (Persian & Eastern Traditions Program) and Vermont’s Avaloch Farm Music Institute. She was a recipient of the ACTA’s Traditional Arts Development Grant, and has won grants from Musicares and Redline Contemporary Arts Center among other organizations.

Current highlights include signing with Assemble Sound for sync representation; completion of The Music District’s Sync Workout, a ten-week sync workshop for select Northern Colorado artists; completion of music production courses with 343 labs and Music Production for Women; and producing her upcoming album for 10-piece microtonal orchestral ensemble.

COVID-19 Protocol: All events at The Gressiwick follow current Larimer County public health guidelines.

All ticket sales are final.


January 21
7:00 pm
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The Gressiwick
426 North Lincoln Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537 United States
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(970) 315-2443


$12 Advance, $15 Day-Of