Shelley Minson – Debut EP
Shelley has experienced a rapid learning curve in the music business over the past couple of years since moving to Tamworth from her hometown of Muswellbrook. With her husband and multi Golden Guitar winner Lawrie Minson by her side Shelley has gone from humble beginnings to being propelled into the spotlight, headlining festivals such as the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia and recently an opening spot in Las Vegas at the world’s biggest Rockabilly festival ~ Viva Las Vegas.
Her debut self titled EP has just been released and features four original songs all recorded in Tamworth NSW. As is the case with many recordings these days, the tracks were assembled using musicians from across the globe. Bettie Bang is a tribute to Pinup icon Bettie Page and features Nashville drummer Nick Budda (Taylor Swift, Lionel Ritchie), bassist Michael Vidale (Feral Swing Cats), James Gillard (backing vocalist to a multitude of stars!), the Rock ‘n’ Roll Piano Man ~ Ezra Lee and Lawrie playing Guitar.
The second single I Didn’t Know What I was Missing showcases the talents of session giant Hugh Curtis on Fiddle (recorded at Kross Kut Studios), James Gillard (Bass Guitar) and Scott Hills (Drums) from Australian super group The Flood in the rhythm section.
Lawrie played Pedal Steel Guitar, Piano and Guitar. The band track for this song and also Zombie Fear were cut with Steve Newton at ENREC Studios in Tamworth.
Thinkin’ Bout a Boy was co-written with Tamworth artist Brent Larkham and includes Matt Parnell on Drums and superb backing vocals by Brent.
The four tracks were produced by Lawrie Minson and mastered by Steve Newton at ENREC. The retro style cover artwork was created by Nikki Parker from Brisbane.
The project has truly been a collective effort but has the central theme of an artist in the emerging stage of her career ~ Shelley Minson.