Shelby Lamb
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Shelby Lamb

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Band Rock Folk

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Jul
16
Shelby Lamb @ The Tranzac

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

May
27
Shelby Lamb @ The Embassy Bar

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Feb
14
Shelby Lamb @ The Silver Dollar

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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"amazing... the best of 2009" - Ian Wodhouse for Audio Pollution


"The Shelby Lamb Band is a refreshing act based in the Big Smoke. From the opening moments of the new EP - Suburban Cowboy - you are grabbed by a sincerity, both in music and voice. Most of the songs have a lazy Sunday feel (not that horrible sketch on SNL), complete with family reflections and slide guitar. Soothing guitar riffs, brushed drums, horns, strings, and glockenspiel all play a part in the songs, but her voice really stands out. She sings with a style that reminds you of those 70's folk/country artists; they can dominate a track without ever trying to overpower a note. It's a cup of coffee in the morning, or a summer day when you have nothing to do. My favorite song is Guns are Evil. Almost hidden by the lovely melody guitar, piano and kick drum is a simple anti-war message. I love the lyric, "We were messin' round with guns, acting like Americans" - Herohill


"The Shelby Lamb Band is a refreshing act based in the Big Smoke. From the opening moments of the new EP - Suburban Cowboy - you are grabbed by a sincerity, both in music and voice. Most of the songs have a lazy Sunday feel (not that horrible sketch on SNL), complete with family reflections and slide guitar. Soothing guitar riffs, brushed drums, horns, strings, and glockenspiel all play a part in the songs, but her voice really stands out. She sings with a style that reminds you of those 70's folk/country artists; they can dominate a track without ever trying to overpower a note. It's a cup of coffee in the morning, or a summer day when you have nothing to do. My favorite song is Guns are Evil. Almost hidden by the lovely melody guitar, piano and kick drum is a simple anti-war message. I love the lyric, "We were messin' round with guns, acting like Americans" - Herohill


Discography

EP- Suburban Cowboy
released 2006
LP-Untitled
release 2009

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Bio

Shelby Lamb captivates: from the first note of her warm voice "like sugar-cane smoke", she fills the room with a rich, earthy sound and songs full of keen observation and raw spirit.

Shelby grew up in the small Ontario towns of Creemore and Collingwood. As a young person, she was influenced by such eclectic songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Serge Gainsbourg. She obtained a post-secondary education in music studying voice, but her potential was not fulfilled until she began to write her own songs after teaching herself to play guitar and piano.

Suburban Cowboy, Shelby's debut EP, was recorded at Ivy Laine Studio by Toronto based musician and reputable producer Jesse Laine. The album was released on the independent label, Familiar Music, conceived by a close group of musicians, Shelby, Megan Hamilton, Steve Puchalski and Gary Peters (These Electric Lives, Products of better Living). Complete with family reflections and irresistible countrified trinkets, Suburban Cowboy was received with high regard and continues to be played on College and local radio stations. The album was charted in the top 5 of the !Earshot College Charts in March 2007.

Equipped with a mint green hollow body guitar, Shelby played in fellow label mate Megan Hamilton's band, The Volunteer Canola. She appeared on Megan's debut release Feudal Ladies Club and sang background vocals on Steve Puchalski's critically acclaimed album, Deromantic.

As well as having a resilient pair of pipes, Shelby knows a thing or two about arranging and song writing. Her upcoming (yet to be titled) new album will be released in early June 2008. Orchestrated by a collection of intricate instruments it promises to deliver wrapped in an infusion of psychedelic, folk-tinged goodness.

Shelby continues play all over Toronto and surrounding area. Notable shows include sharing the stage with Rock Plaza Central, The Sunparlour Players Nathan Wiley, and Mary-Margaret O hara. Shelby and her band showcased at The Cadillac Lounge last June at Toronto's NXNE festival.

Shelby's second album entitled "Tudro" will be released this summer, July 2009.