Shelly McErlaine

Shelly is a passionate and highly knowledgeable music creator with over 20 years experience in the music industry with roles ranging from solely creative to results driven producer and strategist. Born into a Musical family, the daughter of Brian Poole of the classic 1960s group The Tremeloes, music was always on the cards.

Shelly formed chart-busting band Alisha’s Attic in the late nineties with her sister Karen scoring 11 hit singles, made 4 gold and platinum selling albums, secured a nomination for an Ivor Novello songwriting award and saw Shelly described as an iconic female voice of the legendary Lilith Fair tour of America in 1997 by Q magazine.

Shelly’s 2005 solo album Hard Time For The Dreamer entered the I-tunes chart at number 1 in the UK and France and earned her constant radio exposure and copious five-star reviews.

In 2008 Shelly co-founded the Alt-Folk band Red Sky July with her husband Ally McErlaine (lead guitarist and founder member of the Scottish band Texas) .

Red Sky July have released 4 albums all entering the Official UK Country charts in the top 3. They also won the Nordoff Robbins inspiration award in 2013 and have toured with Jools Holland, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle and Suzanne Vega.

As well as being a multi platinum, award-winning songwriter who has worked closely with talents as diverse as Janet Jackson, Massive Attack, Jack Savoretti, Mark Ronson, Imogen Heap, The disciples, Take That, Zucchero, Au/Ra, James Carter, Punctual to name a few , Shelly has also spent the last 6 years concentrating on music for media, producing and composing bespoke music for brands like De Beers,  Lenor,  ITV 1, BBC1, Nettlfix, BBC Arena, Channel 4 and Sky Arts .In 2022 Shelly composed , produced and mixed the score for Sundance Winner “My Old School “ by Jono McLeod seeing her spotlighted as female composer of the year by ASCAP

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