Shelly Knight - band

Shelly Knight - band

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | INDIE

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2004
Band Rock Pop




"Insite Magazine CD Review"

This is a fun album and Shelly Knight and The Livin' Dead are a really entertaining live band as well. Knight seems to channel her inner Joan Jett. . . with love songs you can raise your fist and jam to. Shelly Knight is a great entertainer.-

Sean Claes Editor of Austin Insite Magazine - Sean Claus

"Go Girls Music"

"Catchy tough-chick rock that you can't help bobbing your head to. Shelly's great Joan Jett like voice and turn softer too. . . the perfect music for singing loudly out the car window while speeding too fast in the middle of the night." - Mel Goldsipe


This album is as refreshing as that first cold beer after a long hot day. The band crank it right up and if you like your guitar riffs then you will not be disappointed. Shelly's rasping vocals are a bit Lita Ford. - The Blues Bunny

"Girlie Action"

This CD revisits Seventies era- rock with a Heart like edge. Shelly is best known as a local d.j. but her tough vocals and love of classic rhythms make for air-punching sing-alongs that rawk!-Margaret Moser Feb. 2006 - The Austin Chronicle

"Best Blues Band"

Shelly Knight and The Livin' Dead were recently voted the 2nd best blues band in Austin among readers of Edge Magazine. Shelly was also voted #2 best professional d.j. by the same readers. Feb. 2006 - Edge Magazine, San Antonio

"The High Road/ CD reviews"

I've got a good feeling about Shelly Knight and The Livin' Dead. . .I think Shelly is totally fine, and not just in the way all blonde women are fine but also with a face that says, "hey, there's a brain back here somewhere."- Chad Holt, publisher - Whoopsy Magazine

"The Bluesbunny - Debut release review"

The sleeve notes inform us that Shelley Knight is a radio personality from central Texas. It is a pity that we do not more radio personalities like her. With the able assistance of the Livin' Dead (Fred Schultz, Andrew Wood, Eric Leilkam) , she delivers a powerful, sometimes raucous performance over the 11 tracks on this album.

This is the kind of music sounds so good played loud in a car (perhaps a '74 Dodge Monaco?) in the dead of night when you are on the road to nowhere. Anyway, to the songs. "Runaway Mama" tells the tale of a woman escaping from domestic violence. "Love like a Wheel" rocks the house. "Lyin' Lady" is a single in waiting (BluesBunny fondly remembers vinyl!) and "Cool Daddy" features some fine surfing guitar playing.

More satisfying than Coors and worthy of repeated plays, this hard rocking album is a solid recommendation. You can get it from CD Baby.Loved the cover art as well - it reminded BluesBunny of the artwork you used to get from the Imperial label in the sixties. - The Bluesbunny


"Little Things"-Rockin' Mom's Worldwide podcast
Down in the Grass- Rockin' Mom's Worldwide podcast
Down in the Grass - local licks on KLBJ Austin
Love Like a Wheel - local licks on KLBJ Austin
"Radio"- Video Bronze Winner at Houston International Film festival
Eric and Shelly "Soulride" - CD full length
Shelly Knight and The Livin' Dead (self-titled) - CD full length
Shelly Knight and The Livin' Dead II - CD full length
Momz Rock The House Radio Hour



The Shelly Knight band is an original classic rock-style band from Austin, Texas, fronted by vocalist/song-writer Shelly Knight, who has been a D.J. for over half her life. After spending time with 'The South Austin Gospel Choir' in 1998, honing her skills in singing gospel and blues, Shelly developed her love for blues and classic rock in a style that's all her own. In 2001 she released the CD "Soulride" with current bass player Eric Leikam, which received critical acclaim and radio airplay both in the U.S. and in Europe, and helped launch the Right-On! Records label. In 2005 Shelly Knight teamed up with Fred Schultz on guitar and drummer Andrew Wood, who had spent some time together in several previous bands, including the infamous Joyfinger. In 2006, Shelly Knight and the Livin' Dead released their self-titled debut CD, earning airplay on central-Texas radio and receiving smashing reviews. The single "Radio" produced a video that went on to win awards at the 2006 Houston International Film Festival. The band's second CD release, "II", was released in October 2007, and is receiving rave reviews by all who hear it, and is getting quite a bit of radio airplay. With the addition of Andy Bailey on drums Shelly and the band are preparing to go back into the studio to record "III."

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