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Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter




"SHIRR plays IPO Boston"

"We wound up the night with SHIRR, a band whose radio-friendly songs that deliver inspirational messages, featuring the strong, assured vocals of Mel Collins, most definitely captivated all who saw them!"

David Bash
The International Pop Overthrow Festival - David Bash; Founder International Pop Overthrow


The Long Road Single: June 8, 2013
The Bright Side
EP: October 28, 2015
HEARTS EP: February 9, 2016



Inspired by albums such as MYLO XYLOTO (COLDPLAY), Fading West (Switchfoot), and Night Visions (Imagine Dragons), SHIRR’s debut EP, The Bright Side (10.28.15), is full of melodic ear worms that remind us to dream big, love completely, and fear not.

Founded in spring of 2013 by songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, Mel Collins, SHIRR formed at Berklee College of Music when Argentinean drummer and fellow Berklee classmate, Francisco Pawluszek responded to Collins’ ad seeking musicians for a recording session. For two years, Pawluszek helped Collins develop her music into what would ultimately become SHIRR.

In 2015, SHIRR’s released her debut EP, The Bright Side-- a bi-coastal project recorded remotely, and transferred back and forth between five musicians, Collins, and one mix-engineer.

2016 will be filled with more success for SHIRR as she begins a new journey with London-based label, Montiel Records, and heads off on a six-city through Europe.

Currently based in Boston, MA, SHIRR is an Alternative-Pop artist who's insistent melody lines, inspiring stories, and kaleidoscopic drum patterns, combine to move the listener above the waist, and below. 

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