Shelly Poole is a multi-platinum selling British singer songwriter who has achieved international success in an ever- increasing variety of musical settings. The daughter of Brian Poole of the classic 1960s group The Tremeloes.
Shelly formed the chart-busting band Alisha’s Atticin the late nineties with her sister Karen . Alisha’s Attic scored 11 hit singles, made 4 gold and platinum selling albums, secured a nomination for an Ivor Novello songwriting award and saw Shelly described as one of the iconic female voices of the legendary Lilith Fair tour of America in 1997.
Shelly’s 2005 solo album Hard Time For The Dreamerentered 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 Julywith 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, GaryBarlow, Paloma Faith, Michael Gray, Zucchero, Emmy the Great , Noah and the Whale, BrynChristopher, amongst many others. Recently scoring a hit single with Guilty Flowersby Ward Thomas, SarahDarlings’ Firesand the BBC1 introducing single Dodged a Bulletby Alice Jemima.
Shelly, unlike many other female writers and producers, crosses over with successful tracks receiving support from BBC Radio 1and BBC Radio 2as well as at BBC 6 Musicand within the self-releaseSpotifyartist community.
At the moment Shelly is writing and producing Spotify sensations Hanne Mjoen, Cattle and Cain, Rhys Lewis, Wandering Hearts, Sam Johnson, Ellie Moon, Disa, Pixx for 4AD, Erica Manzoli, Hunter, Jazz Morley, and Bones. Artists managed by the biggest UK writer managers and with songs coming out this year across every genre from electro through to folk and dance. Shelly and her team continue to write / produce and mentor new and emerging artists .
As well as music Shelly is working closely with Miles Ross writing and developing a comedy show based on life in a music studio. It will go into production in 2020. She also runs a successful company with her husband doing bespoke music for TV and film, the latest release being the new Luc Besson series on France tv2.