000000000000 GENE SHELBY

000000000000 GENE SHELBY

000000000000 GENE SHELBY

Pop, Rock
From: perth, Australia

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i was born in a tiny town in West Australia called Wagin . Around the age of 8 or 9 i was blown away by my cousin playing the drums ,it really ignited a life long passion for music. I started playing drums at the age of 10  in a band with my brother playing school balls and local halls . At the age of 12 my parents  relocated  to Perth the capital city in West Australia .This allowed me to further develop my music. i was playing gigs in  bars and clubs. At 17 i was playing with some cool musicians, brazillian and jazz . I  was awarded a scholarship to study at the Berkely College of Music in Boston Massachusetts when i was 21 , i had to learn another instrument besides percussion so i chose piano .This opened the flood gates for my song writing. I formed a band together with some really talented musicians. we played U2  and Simple Minds covers . We wrote some cool songs and recorded them in my home studio . We then made the journey across the nullabour plane  to Sydney in New South Wales where we secured a publishing contract with Kathy Howard Management, they represented a band called 1927 ,they generated a number 1 hit song in Australia. we  secured a world wide  publishing contract with Warner Chappel Music  .Soon after i started teaching myself guitar and vocals , working live playing country town gigs .I began playing all the instruments on all  my original recordings. Whilst on vacation in Toronto Canada i met a producer called Mark S Berry, he is well recognised in the world for his mixdowns. We recorded an album together on his record label Attack Records. We recorded at Phase One  Recording Studios ,well known for its early Kiss recordings . I played all the instruments on this recording except for the bass guitar . I  then played some live shows at the Rivoli Club and other west end bars in Toronto Canada. I  also went down to  Los Angeles and played some shows at the Whiskey Agogo,  the coconut Teaser on sunset ,the Crooked Bar ,the West End Santa Monica Hermosa beach ,Redondo beach and other Hollywood clubs. I'm currenlty residing in Australia building world class studio and rehearsing a new band for some future shows .Thanx for checking out my music cheers  Shelby.   



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