Shelly Bhushan, D’Haene Band

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. It’s 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. It’s a bittersweet story of living and striving in the most marvelous city in the world: NYC.

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

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

D’Haene (pronounced: D’Hain) is an NYC based rock band formed in ’03. Their first record, “Brother man”, was released in ’05. It was met with great reviews, plenty of college radio airplay and a trip to the “First Annual James Brown Festival”. NPR listed them as one of their “Great Unknown Artists”.

Their follow up entitled “Vinyl” will be released in early ’09!

Songwriter Bob D’Haene (vocals, rhythm & lead guitar) writes songs influenced by classic 70’s soul, standard American blues and 90’s alternative rock. Backing D’Haene and bringing his lyrics the weight they deserve are Riley McMahon (lead, rhythm guitars, lap steel), Rick Guetschow (bass), Sammy K (drums and percussion) along with Tim McCracken (Keyboard & Background Vox)