Shelly Phelps | Girl On The Wire

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Girl On The Wire

by Shelly Phelps

Fiery Soul Rock fused with Rhythm and Blues and groove oriented confessions. Distinctive, smoky vocals, genuine soulfulness, and gutsy bravado alongside a rock solid rhythm section, scorching jazz chords, and sophisticated blues-drenched guitar riffs.
Genre: Rock: Adult Contemporary
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1. Providence Moves Too
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2. Girl On The Wire
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3. Lonely Ride
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4. Holding The Door
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5. Eleanora
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6. One More For The Road
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7. Crumble
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8. Smoke and Perfume
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9. Water On The Fire
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10. Let It Go
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
From the first blues-drenched guitar riff, Shelly Phelps' debut solo disc "Girl On The Wire", after 2003's dissolution of the Rhythm Junkie's, pogoes from upbeat pop to soulful introspection on cuts like "Providence Moves Too" and the album's title track. Working with the rock-solid rhythm section of guitarist, Rob Vollmar, bassistt Warren Roach and drummer Erol Coulter, Phelps' distinctive smoky vocals wrap themselves around these barroom vignettes like so much satin." (Preston Jones - Oklahoma Gazette)

Instrumentation:
Shelly Phelps - Vocals
Rob Vollmar - Guitar
Warren Roach - Bass
Erol Coulter - Drums
Ryan Jones - Keyboard, B-3

Biography:
Hailing from the Oklahoma City area, The Shelly Phelps Band delivers Fiery Soul Rock fused with Rhythm and Blues and groove-oriented confessions. Reviews of their 2004 release, "Girl On The Wire" praised distinctive, smoky vocals, genuine soulfulness, and gutsy bravado alongside a rock-solid rhythm section, scorching jazz chords, and sophisticated blues-drenched guitar riffs.

Currently recording a new CD, guitarist Rob Vollmar envisions a sound that is "dirty, punchy, soulful, and always aimed at getting the listener to move, even if only on the inside." Phelps adds, "Girl On The Wire" was all about exploring our versatile influences, yet the "soul factor" kept surfacing. So we will focus on the raw, gritty, and sometimes haunting, soulful blues rock that is our truest nature."

The new CD is expected to release in September, 2006.
City of Origin: Oklahoma City/Norman, OK

Interesting Facts:

"Girl On The Wire" CD released June, 2004

Original songs are concerned with relationships, authenticity, creative inspiration, personal introspection, and sexuality

Electric or acoustic performances

Shelly fronted "Shelly Phelps and the Rhythm Junkies" for 6 years

Single "One More For The Road" featured on KGOU 105.7 "The Weekend Blues"

Singles "Lonely Ride", "Girl On The Wire", "Smoke and Perfume", and "One More For The Road" featured on iRok Radio, Nette Radio, Enchantress Radio, Songwriters Network, Band Radio, Radio Crystal Blue, Feminine Groove Radio

Guitarist Rob Vollmar is the Eisner-nominated creator of "The Castaways" and "Bluesman" graphic novels

Shelly is founder of the Songwriter's Get-Together at Full Circle Book Store in Oklahoma City

Currently recording new CD, expected to release in September, 2006

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Dale Adams

This Singer Grabs Your Heart!
This CD draws the listener into Shelly's world with emotions that are real and words that are true. Backed up by a band that is tight, polished and professional, these songs demonstrate the versatility of the artists, as they step across genre lines to express light and darkness, joy and sadness. Every song is a picture of life, and I can't wait to hear and see more.
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Oklahoma Gazette

Distinctive smoky vocals wrap themselves around these barroom vignettes like so
From the first blues-drenched guitar riff, Shelly Phelps' debut solo disc "Girl On The Wire", after 2003's dissolution of the Rhythm Junkie's, pogoes from upbeat pop to soulful introspection on cuts like "Providence Moves Too" and the album's title track. Working with the rock-solid rhythm section of guitarist, Rob Vollmar, bassistt Warren Roach and drummer Erol Coulter, Phelps' distinctive smoky vocals wrap themselves around these barroom vignettes like so much satin." -Preston Jones
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Indie-Music.Com

Gutsy bravado . . . genuine soulfulness
The thing about Shelly Phelps is her versatility. She does it all. Yes, she is stronger in some genres than others, but oh baby, when she does hit her groove, she tears it up.

Girl on the Wire has it all as far as song styles, from a touch of funk to country, from samba to rock solid R&B. And Phelps’ smoky vocals handle each one, aided by her strong and steady three-piece backup, with an occasional fourth. But something special happens when she goes to R&B, the genre that she absolutely owns. Likewise when she brings any hint of this soul to the other tunes.

One of the CD’s loveliest songs is the poignant “Lonely Ride,” with its country feel. But it’s the touch of power blues that she adds that really takes the tune to the level of perfection. That and her confidence; she brings a gutsy bravado to this piano-driven tune. Same goes for the title track, where her limber vocals mesh seamlessly with Rob Vollmar’s intrepid guitar. They get every one of these songs crankin’ on one level or another.

Her torch song to the great Billie Holiday highlights her genuine soulfulness, as well as Ryan Jones’ sweet keyboards. Another favorite is the dazzling “Smoke and Perfume,” with its sultry samba feel and some scorching jazz chords, also well served by Phelps’ amazing soul groove. The longest cut is closer “Let it Go,” and oh yeah, does she let it go! Solid as a beam, with a nice gospel feel in the changes. Definitely a case of saving the best for last. This girl should be required by law to go R&B at least once in every performance.-Kevan Breitinger
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Cousin Billy

electric-
The first time I heard Shelly's music I was some what shocked. As an artist, singer, songwriter myself, I can fully understand what it takes to produce an albumn of such quality. She is awesome; from here get down and make you feel it lyrics, to her suttle enchantment, Shelly delivers. I have seen her blow people down one minute and make them know that she really loves them the next. What more can I say!!!
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Enrique

Captivating
So many positive things can be said about this album and about Shelly Phelps, for that matter. I have heard several tracks from this album and they have all been dead on, from lyrics, to music, and most importantly to me, through the connection Shelly feels and expresses concerning the emotion laid out in and through her music. In particular, Lonely Ride has been added to a small, elite group of songs that I hold dear to my heart. Lonely Ride, in a very positive way, haunts me with its beauty and depth. I can feel myself in those lyrics and I can feel Shelly's honest approach at having gone through these experiences herself. The album as a whole is a very real, raw back-to-basics true artistic expressions of human emotion. There's everything from "feel-good" music (Smoke and Perfume) to depth (Lonely Ride) on this album...definitely something for everyone! Enjoy it as much as I do!
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