Shelly Bhushan

Shelly Bhushan

 New York City, New York, USA
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Shelly Bhushan and her kick ass band weave a provocative, modern take on soulful sounds, with a heavy groove factor supported by Shelly's unique style, emotion, legit songwriting capabilities and amazing vocals.

Biography

Shelly Bhushans music is something like a force of nature. It realigns things and it redefines the space they occupy. 

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Something Out of Nothing The Ten Best Indie Albums of 2013 Limerence Magazine

Shelly Bhushan has an amazing, stunning voice and a great sense of identity as a songwriter and performer. Something Out Of Nothing is one of those records that you want to press into peoples hands and make them hear. Its truly wonderful. Popshifter Magazine

Shelly Bhushans voice is a true standout: soulful and feisty and full. We couldnt get her song Something Out of Nothing out of our heads... - The New Yorker Festival 2012

Something Out of Nothing affirms Shelly Bhushans place as a vocalist who can move listeners with her singing to feel deeply and fully. There's a human quality in her voice that listeners can identify with and draw inspiration from to go in a positive direction. The smooth texture of her timbres, the sensuous manner of her vocals, the limberness in her control all make her a vocalist worthy of world music status. Yahoo!

 

Honest, soulful, empowering, beautiful...all words to describe singer/songwriter Shelly Bhushan. Whether she's singing about a growing house plant, a dying computer, or the City of NY, she expresses herself so honestly, so completely, that it often moves people to tears. Gifted with an incredibly powerful voice, Shelly draws on a depth of emotion that ranges from desire to defiance, longing to exhilaration. Its as if her soul reaches out to yours when you hear her sing--real, without a trace of pretentiousness.

Shelly's latest album "Something Out of Nothing" is roller coaster ride of emotions thoughtfully woven together like a tapestry. Its a bittersweet story of living and striving in the most marvelous city in the world: NYC.

There are some big tracks on this recordanthemic, even. The title track is an ambitious, inspirational opener that grabs the listener by the earlobe. The crunchy guitars and infectious chorus of "Flickering" take female-fronted
Rock to a new level. "Who Do You Think You Are?" delivers deep funky drums and bass. The beautiful "Feather" begins as a simple ballad and builds throughout, culminating in a dark, unexpected twist. Some songs are seductive
and enveloping, like the quiet storm vibe of "Never Let You Go" and the slinky patience of Intoxication. The ballads are sparse and sweet, with room for Bhushans vocals to fly, like "Blinded" and Unrequited Love Song.

One of the most impressive aspects of "Something Out Of Nothing" is its wide variety of songs, and how the record flows like a story--not in the same way as a progressive rock concept album or a folk ballad, but an emotionally driven, very real journey. The soundscapes, the arrangements, and Shelly's ever-soulful undertones bind the songs together into a cohesive whole. The more you listen to this record, the more you hear.

Fans have likened Shelly and her band to Donny Hathaway, Bonnie Raitt, Alicia Keys, Hall and Oats, Aretha, a soulful White Stripes, a female Bruno Mars...

It's hard to pin down, but the inability to classify her is the very thing that makes Shelly's music so interesting.

Lyrics

Something Out of Nothing

Written By: Bhushan,Celentano,Cordew,Hoffstein, Hoffstein

I am a seedling
Struggling for air
I am a seedling, wanting to share
Everything I have, flowers for you
And everything I have, don’t you want too?

Make something out of nothing
I can make something out of nothing
Watch me make something out of nothing
I’ll show you
I’ll show you

Conditions are freezing
Day’s always night
Green isn’t easy
When there’s no light
In spite of conditions
Watch me breakthrough
Break through the ceiling
Here’s what I’ll do

Make something out of nothing
I can make something out of nothing
Watch me make something out of nothing
I’ll show you
I’ll show you

Make something out of nothing
I can make something out of nothing
Watch me make something out of nothing
I’ll show you
I’ll show you

Make something out of nothing
I can make something out of nothing
Watch me make something out of nothing
I’ll show you
I’ll show you
I will
I will
I’ll show you I will
I will I will
I’ll show you I will

Flickering

Written By: Bhushan

You’ve been showing signs of stress
You’re glowing less and less
Was I leaning, too much on you?
Oh I can’t stand it
After all the things I know you know

Oh you’re a bandit
For turning back on me this time
This time

And now you’re flickering
Like your fire’s ‘bout to die inside, inside
Flickering, the memories that we made are lost goodbye

Tough love, I don’t know just what I’m supposed to do
Should I unplug the chord and shut down on you?
Shut down like you.

And now you’re flickering
Like your fire’s ‘bout to die inside, inside
Flickering, the memories that we made are lost goodbye

Oh.oh.oh.

Flickering
Like your fire’s ‘bout to die inside, inside
Flickering, the memories that we made are lost goodbye

Flickering
Like your fire’s about to die inside…
Flickering, the memories that we made are lost, goodbye

Feather

Written By: Bhushan,Celentano,Cordew,Hoffstein, Hoffstein

It’s alright, to fantasize
To think about where you once had gone
And It’s alright to…
Think about when you were traveling along with someone

Dance, Dance, Dance
I’m in circles
Like a tiny feather caught up in the wind
In the wind
Move, move, move
Ever so slow, like you don’t care where you go

Tumbling slow when the inertia fails
You’re on your own and still in your sails
Till the wind sets in
And ruffles your skin
That’s when the dancing slow can begin

Dance, Dance, Dance
I’m in circles
Like a tiny feather caught up in the wind
In the wind
Move, move, move
Ever so slow, like you don’t care where you go

But if it doesn’t work out this time
You’ll know it was alright once upon a time
You took flight, when you belonged to him
Where you belonged.

Dance, Dance, Dance
I’m in circles
Like a tiny feather caught up in the wind
In the wind
Move, move, move
Ever so slow, like you don’t care where you go

Dance, Dance, Dance
I’m in circles
Like a tiny feather caught up in the wind
In the wind
Move, move, move
Ever so slow, like you don’t care where you go

Dance Dance Dance
Like you don’t care where you go
Dance dance dance
Like you don’t care where you go
Dance dance dance
Like you don’t care where you go
Dance dance dance, like you don’t care where you go

Moon

Written By: Bhushan

Moon
Music/Lyrics: Shelly Bhushan

Oh you got this hold on me
Blame it all on gravity
Pushing pulling me too close
Through my highs and through my lows

You’re different everyday
Consistently that way
And I know there is no doubt
You’re my light when darkness shrouds

Oh Moon, watch over me
And I will always look to you lovingly
Oh Moon, your silver light’s always in my sight
In the cover of the night

Do you see me watching you?
Do you love me like I do you?
When then navy sky reveals…
Do you feel the way I feel?

Oh Moon, watch over me
Oh Moon, your silver light’s always in my sight
In the cover of the night
In the cover of the night
In the cover of the night
In the cover of the night

Blinded

Written By: Bhushan

Can’t see that I’m broken
Can’t see them I’ve puffed
In need of repair and all of that stuff can you,
You don’t see what I do

No color can fix, the grey in my hair
My face is wrinkling beyond repair
You don’t see
You don’t see what I do

‘Cuz we’re blind, blinded by love and devotion
Blinded by commitment a mix of emotions
Blinded by sparks of eternity
Blinded by you and me

Who needs to see, the lines and the grey
The beauty of love will last through our days and nights
And won’t fade away

‘Cuz we’re blind, blinded by love and devotion
Blinded by commitment a mix of emotions
Blinded by sparks of eternity
Blinded by you and me

I don’t wanna see who you think you’ve become
From where I’m standin it’s just a reflection
All I want is you here with me… for the rest of my life

Cuz we’re blind
Cuz we’re blind
Blinded by you and me

Digging In Deep

Written By: Bhushan

Still struggling, after all these years
I’ve become the laughing stock of my mind
I’m sure no one else sees this like we do
Life’s great, but I’m a mixture of green and blue

Everyone’s moving on, movin on..
But we’re still here, digging in deep
Refusing to let go, the idea pains us so, we won’t disappear
Digging in deep

Familiar places with those dirty familiar faces
Shovels in hand, how much more can we stand?
No good reason, our folks think we’ve lost our mind
One week life sucks and the next we’re doing fine…

Everyone’s moving on, movin on..
But we’re still here, digging in deep
Refusing to let go, the idea pains us so, we won’t disappear
Digging in deep

Hold on
Hold on….

Everyone’s moving on, movin on..
But we’re still here, digging in deep
Refusing to let go, the idea pains us so, we won’t disappear
Digging in deep
Digging in deep
Digging in deep
Digging in deep

Discography

"Something Out of Nothing - May 2013
"Make Believe" EP- July 2010
"Picking Daisies" Full Length -September 2007
"The Shelly Show" EP -March 2005.

Set List

Set list can last anywhere from 45 minutes - 70 minutes long: Something Out of Nothing, Flickering, Intoxication, Digging in Deep, Feather, Moon, Blinded, Never Let You Go, Who Do You Think You Are?, Unrequited Love Song, Make Believe, Do You Really Wanna Go there Again?, Beautiful Me, Birthday Suit, Taken, Run, Impossible Love and many others.