Shellee Coley is a Texas-based singer-songwriter that has released three full length albums. Her current focus is a 5 song book of musical meditations called The Becoming Project that is being released one song or "chapter" at a time by the independent label Red Tree Music Group. "We decided to release the project in a way that would invite the listener on a journey that closely aligns with what I experienced while writing the songs. The slow moments of "ah-ha” that birthed the seeds of healing and transformation." Her songs often bring light to the not-so-celebrated parts of life and walk people through them, into growth and change. She says, "I want to write music that creates space for people to relate to my stories and potentially learn more about themselves. "
Shellee has been pursuing music most of her life in one way or another. She attended college at Belmont University in Nashville and got her start as a writer for other artists there, but it wasn’t until after having two children, that she really began to pursuing her own career as an artist. Since 2009, she’s put out 4 studio projects with Jeffery Armstreet of Magnolia Red/ Red Tree Studios. She’s played shows with such prominent artists as Peter Yarrow, James McCartney, Teri Hendrix, Susan Gibson, Gretchen Peters, Greg Laswelland Karla Bonoff, as well as being featured in publications such and Billboard Magazine and Texas Music Magazine. Shellee was a top 12 finalist at the 2012 Songwriter’s Serenade and a finalist in The Bugle Boy’s Showcase for Aspiring Artists. Since 2012, in between touring, she has been working with young songwriters, doing camps and private classes with Real Life Real Music, as well as her own company called Circle Sessions. In the past two years she has spent most of her time playing regionally, but also toured through Tennessee, North Carolina and up the East Coast, having the wonderful privilege of opening for Mark Germino at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, as well as being one of the featured supporting songwriters at the 2014 Dripping Springs Songwriter's Festival.
Shellee is currently working as the Modern Contemplative Music Director at Saint Aidens Episcopal Church in Cypress, Texas. She also co-leads a service-based community youth group in partnership with Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and The Tomball Renewal Center, focused on supporting students in their spiritual direction through the arts. She teaches creative workshops using art and music to share her a passion for helping women and girls find their own unique creative process and personal spiritual practice. Circle Sessions was founded in 2014 and offers both private and group sessions on personal transformation and healing through writing and various forms of creative exploration.
Shellee is now touring in support of The Becoming Project release and is playing listening rooms, house concerts, churches and community event centers.
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