She's shared the stage with Sting, Sir Elton John and Eric Clapton. She's played to audiences of 45,000+ people. She also uses her voice for worthy causes and teaching budding young singers. Shelley Mac is a Kiwi at heart but now calls Texas home. Not one to stay true to a particular genre, Shelley loves to experiment. Recordings include pop, jazz, blues, reggae and even a bit of country. Since becoming a mother, children's music is even on the horizon. But what will never change for Shelley is her love of writing, recording, performing and sharing her experience with rising young talent.
Shelley Mac first hit the airwaves in 2006 with her New Zealand band, Pearl. Six singles from the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, No Ordinary Day, ended up on six Kiwi Hit discs, with Life is Beautiful (incidentally written by Shelley), reaching No. 1 of the New Zealand radio charts. Many critics likened the sound of Pearl to Heart, The Corrs, and a pop version of the Dixie Chicks. Their high-energy show led the band to sharing the stage with a host of touring artists, but it was opening for legends Elton John and Eric Clapton that attributed to Pearl’s arrival.
Pearl disbanded in 2009 and like many singer/songwriters before her, Shelley headed to the US. As fate would have it, Shelley met her match in Texas rocker, Rod Williams. The chemistry on and off stage was undeniable. Following months of non-stop touring in the US, the duo headed to New Zealand at the end of 2010. During their nationwide tour in early 2011, Shelley and Rod caught the eye of Sting’s promoter. Plans were changed and the duo joined Sting on stage for the New Zealand leg of his Symphonicity world tour.
A Kiwi at heart, Austin is now home and despite the many detours this singer/songwriter has taken along the way, 2020 will see Shelley Mac launch the first of many songs from her highly anticipated debut solo album.