Shelly Poole is a multi-platinum selling British singer songwriter who has achieved
international success in an ever- increasing variety of musical settings. The daughter of Brian Pooleof the classic 1960s group The Tremeloes.
Shelly formed the chart-busting band Alisha’s Attic in the late nineties with her sister Karen. Alisha’sAttic scored 11 hit singles, made 4 gold and platinum selling albums, secured a nomination for an IvorNovello songwriting award and saw Shelly described as one of the iconic female voices of thelegendary 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-starreviews. The album is having a re-mastered, (with 5 new tracks added) deluxe release in the Summerof 2019 due to popular demand.
In 2008 she 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 havereleased 4 albums all entering the Official UK Country charts in the top 3. They also won the NordoffRobbins inspiration award in 2013 and have toured with Jools Holland, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle andTom Jones.
Shelly is also a highly respected award-winning songwriter who has worked closely with and had hitswith talents as diverse as Janet Jackson, Massive Attack, Jack Savoretti, Mark Ronson, Gary Barlow,Paloma Faith, Michael Gray, Ronan Keating, Westlife, Zucchero, Emmy the Great, Au/Ra, JamesCarter, Punctual amongst many others.
Shelly, unlike many other female writers and producers, crosses over with successful tracks receivingsupport from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 as well as at BBC 6 Music and within the self-releaseSpotify artist community, Shelly also scored The Sundance Movie My Old School and saw herspotlighted as female composer of the year 2021 by ASCAP.
At the moment Shelly is writing with and producing Spotify sensations, Ellie Dixon, Hanne Mjoen,Rhys Lewis, The Wandering Hearts, Emilie Tarrant, Jon Caryl, Roachford and many more and issigned to B Unique publishing and managed by 365 Artists.
Shelly is also a well-respected music supervisor. Along with 2 friends she founded the sync companyBells and Whistles in 2020 which has provided sonic branding and bespoke music for brands like Bentley, Lego, Snickers, De Beers Diamonds, BBC, and Netflix to name a few.
They are also supervising their third feature film for the director Donna Taylor.