"Dem Boys From Chicago"™
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"Dem Boys From Chicago"™

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | SELF

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | SELF
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Shelley Fisher spent 23 years entertaining fans around the world. Today the world comes to hear the Nat "King" Cole soundalike at The Mirage's classy Baccarat Bar Lounge...... - Jerry Fink, Las Vegas Sun


My husband and I have just spent four wonderful days in Tokyo. For our last evening we met four friends for dinner at the New York Bar and Grill at the Park-Hyatt Hotel in Shinjuku.

The food and service was excellent and I would rate it as among the top three in the world. Expensive, yes but since we can afford it, it was not to questioned.

After dinner, we went into the lounge to see and hear the wonderful Jazz that we enjoyed during our meal. We only intended to have one drink, but stayed and listened to one of the best entertainers I have heard in a very long time. Shelley Fisher, a Black guy from Las Vegas, accompanied by a Trio (Piano, Bass & Drums) performed with perfection, the music of Nat "King" Cole and others. When he sang "Wonderful World" you could hear a pin drop. Perfect entertainment in a perfect setting. A wonderful finish to a perfect evening!
- Trip Advisor


Shelley Fisher's "Dem Boys From Chicago" is truly a must see show. I see this show appearing at any 5 Star Casino/Resort or Theater on the Las Vegas Strip, or anywhere else for that matter. Shelleys energy and phenomenal talent on stage takes your breath away. Always leaves you wanting more!

rating: 5 stars · posted on 2/21/2011 at 11:06 PM
- Theatermania.com


I was a personal friend of Nat King Cole, and I am sure he is proud when Shelley sings his songs. I was proud. And honestly, Shelley did Lou Rawls better then Lou did. I am the widow of the Late Great Louis Jordan, Jazz Musician from the 30;s - 60s. I knew Joe williams, Nat, Lou very well. And Shelley did a excellent job honoring the Greats. He is also one of the Greats, and his band is tight.

rating: 5 stars · posted on 2/24/2011 at 6:26 PM - Theatermania.com


Discography

"Girl I Love You"
"I'll Leave You Girl For Somebody New"
(recorded with Earth, Wind & Fire)
Stories CD
"Old Food Shop"
Single
"Give It Up" (Kick'in Drug Abuse)

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Bio

Shelley Fisher was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He moved to Chicago at the age of ten years old and grew up on the city’s West side. Fisher began his musical career by studying theory, composition and vocal technique with James L. Mack in the Chicago Junior College System and vocal coach Gisela Gottling at The Chicago Conservatory of Music at Roosevelt University. For several years he was the featured vocalist with the popular Morris Ellis Orchestra.

His first professional opportunity came as a principal in the Oscar Brown Jr. musical production “Summer In The City” (Harper Court Theater), in 1966. His performance of “Elegy” (To A Plain Black Boy) led to him opening for Stevie Wonder at the originalRegal Theater in Chicago. Since that time Shelley has shared billing or recorded with other world renown artists such as the original group Earth, Wind & Fire, The Dells,Eartha Kitt and B.B. King.

Fisher arrived in Los Angeles in 1970 and soon found steady work playing piano and singing for the “jet set” in watering holes like ‘The Sportsmen's Lodge’ (Sherman Oaks) and Frank Sinatra’s spot “Jilly’s” in Palm Springs. His songwriting abilities began to get notice when “Girl, I Love You” launched the career of Chicago R&B/Soul legendGarland Green. “Yesterday’s Dreams” (Lou Rawls on Capital Records), “Plainsville, U.S.A.” (Jimmy Randolph on Motown Records) and “King Size Bed” (The Valentine Brothers on Sony Records) are but a few of the titles in Fisher’s catalogue.

In 1972, he landed a co-starring role in the comedy motion picture “Calliope”. He played the role of “Piano Player in “Three Wishes of Billy Grier” starring Ralph Macchio and in “Letter to Three Wives” with Loni Anderson. Shelley wrote and performed the original music for the motion picture “Drifting Clouds” (”Kauas Pilvet Karkaavat”), written and directed by Finnish producer Aki Kaurismaki. This film won second prize at the 1996 Cannes (France) Film Festival.

In 2009, Fisher played Dr. Conrad Murray in the Michael Jackson Episode of VH1 Television series “Famous Crime Scene Investigations”. To see a complete list of his film credits, visit: http://www.imdb.com/shelleyfisher. Shelley returned to his hometown Chicago in 1977 and the infamous gang infested community Cabrini-Green as Artist in Residence’. There he taught the ‘Blues’ as a cultural heritage in two Chicago’s Public Schools. The program of his design was funded by the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The program was successful and continues to be funded, benefiting the Community and other Blues Artists as well.

From 1978 through 1999 Fisher lived and worked abroad, namely in Osaka, Japan,Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Oslo, Norway.
In 1997, Shelley wrote, arranged and produced “CELEBRATION”, A Tribute to Nat “King” Cole. The Las Vegas style program was produced at the NRK TV (Norwegian TV) and toured from Scandinavia to Spain earning high praises throughout the European Union including Poland and in Switzerland.
Shelley Fisher has made his home in Las Vegas, NV since 2000 where he headlined in the now defunct ‘Baccarat Bar’ at the MGM/Mirage Resorts & Casino for three years (2002 - 2005). He broke two attendance records in 2007 with performances in Den Hague, Holland and at ‘Puntaldia’, the Jazz Music Festival on the Island of Sardegna, Italy.

In 2009, he appeared in Osaka, Japan as the ‘Special Guest’ of Pianist, Composer Zenshow Ohtsuka in celebration of Zenshow’s 55th Anniversary, accompanied by the Arrow Jazz Orchestra in the NHK Concert Hall in Osaka. Shelley performed in the “New York Bar”, of the Park-Hyatt Hotel, Tokyo, Japan from June 20 - September, 2010. Fisher performs his Tribute act on major cruise ships (Carnival Cruises and Holland American Lines) as ‘Guest Entertainer’ singing the music of of Nat “King” Cole, Lou Rawls & Joe Williams in a concept titled “Dem Boys From Chicago”™.

His latest release, a single titled “Give It Up” (Kickin’ Drug Abuse), a song that he wrote and produced. It features Shelley and Norwegian singing sensation Alice Myrbostad and targets substance abuse. The track is available on iTunes, CD Baby, amazon.com, emusic.com and most other digital download sites.