Shelly Rollison, Pamela Machala (Featuring the music video premiere of "Barista" by Pamela Machala)
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Shelly Rollison is an alternative rock/folk artist based in Denver, CO. She picked up a guitar in junior high and hasn’t stopped playing since, but music was always in the background. It wasn’t until recently in her early thirties that she began to truly delve into singing and songwriting. Better late than never.
Shelly’s first solo acoustic EP, Mountains, released in 2016. She spent 2016 getting her feet wet performing in Denver, all the while writing new songs and falling in love with all the beautiful people making music and baring their souls through their art in Denver.
In 2016, she also released an EP of Christmas cover songs titled, Gather Round: It's Christmas Time. She has three upcoming singles set to release in 2017, with another EP slated to be recorded and released summer of 2017 with a full band.
Singer/songwriter Pamela Machala, based in Boulder, CO, creates a delicious style of indie piano pop, influenced by her love of jazz and R&B. Her smooth, smoky voice and impressive piano chops recall the timeless pop sensibilities of Carole King, the subtle fusion of Norah Jones, and the eclectic lyricism of Regina Spektor.
Her newest album, 'When I Get Home,' was released in June 2015. BolderBeat says, "The grand takeaway from 'When I Get Home' is this: Pamela Machala is a big, fresh talent to keep an eye on. Her musicality is as user-friendly as it is intricate, and Machala’s vocal performances are revelatory…It’s that catchy; it’s that well executed by Machala, who may be a transcendent talent; and it’s that well produced."
Rachel Price has come a long way from her hometown of O’Neill, Nebraska to pursue her dream, moving to Nashville three years ago and working hard to hone her craft. Now, the talented Price continues this journey in 2018, finishing a three month stint opening for The Wind and The Wave #HUMAN BEINGS TOUR 2018 (along with Haley Johnsen and Jesse Ruben) and releasing a new single “Sunshine & Rainbows,” the first from her forthcoming EP set for release in 2018.
2017 was quite a year for Price. She released her debut EP HOME, toured and launched a campaign to help Victims of Hurricane Harvey, sold HOME T-Shirts (Home, being the name of her recently released EP) and donated proceeds to REBUILDTX.ORG to benefit victims in cities along the Gulf Coast. She also performed on her own unique U.S. tour, visiting and donating partial proceeds from her shows to Animal Shelters in all tour markets and has spent time in the studio recording a new EP for a Spring release.
Price acquired her first guitar when she was 11, and started recording pop, rock and R&B covers, posting them online. When she headed off to college, her plan was to become a veterinarian. She kept posting songs though, and her music caught the attention of two producers in Los Angeles. “We wrote songs over Skype, and then I went to L.A. and we recorded four of them in the studio,” says Price. “It was an amazing experience.”
One of those songs was “Little Nebraska Town,” Price’s ode to the communal excitement of hometown Friday night football games. A former teacher of Price’s introduced her to internationally renowned photographer and Nebraskan Bill Frakes, who was working with the Nebraska Tourism Commission on content for The Nebraska Project, an initiative and website celebrating the people, places and stories that are the essence of the state.
“A video was created for my song, which was used to spotlight the culture of football in Nebraska,” says Price. “It got more than a million views. Having so many people relate to something I wrote sparked my interest in making music for the rest of my life.”
Price took a break from school, and with the support of her parents, moved to Nashville in 2014 so that she could be in an environment surrounded by the music industry. “There is so much energy and so many people to feed off of creatively here,” she says. “It forces me to be really uncomfortable on a daily basis – in a good way. In new situations, I’m learning how to adapt. And writing music here is an everyday thing. I love it.”
In 2016, she connected with Australian-born, Nashville-based producer, composer, and musician Michael Flanders. She co-wrote four of the six songs on her first EP with Michael’s wife Chaise – a noted songwriter herself – and son Ben. The title track “Home” was wholly Price’s, and “Falling Off The Earth” is a collaboration with singer-songwriter Luke Wade.
Outside of music, Price continues taking courses toward her college degree. She’s switched majors and is now focused on interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on business. She’s an avid dog sitter and walker, an avocation that both gives her the animal lover fix she needs, and serves as a reliable “day job” – that is, until she fulfills her dream of “making a living just making music.” Rachel will release her new EP in 2018.
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