Kiwi born Melbournian Mon Shelford is a proudly multicultural woman, a spokesperson of spirit who possesses the ability to speak fluently and directly to the soul via song. Not only gifted with a voice that transcends the need for lyrical content, Mon skillfully crafts her songs eloquently, with messages that are worth listening to.
Mon Shelford was introduced to Belmar records in 2016 by one of the Belmar House band who saw her busking in Sydney Rd. and was blown away.
This album was recorded over a number of sessions at Belmar which involved Mon bringing along her songs ( and a few covers ) to the studio and recording them on the spot, with minimal pre amble, usually in one or two takes.
On these recordings The Belmar Houseband are:
Gavin Gray (drums, percussion, piano, vibes and vocals)
Steve Purcell (double bass, fender precision bass, vocals )
Dave Allardice (piano, organ)
Dai Jones (guitar, vocals)
Dean Hilson (tenor and alto sax)
Alex Howryod (trumpet)
with guest players..........
Dave Jones (organ track 2, 3,11)
Shane Ryall (guitars track 6)
Tim Neal (baritone sax track 3)
Billy Mathieson (piano track 6)
Dale Lindrea (tenor guitar track 11)
Ian Maddick (acoustic guitar, alto track 2,3)
Pete Fidler (guitar track 1)
Trevor Reading (guitar track 7, 10)
Rob Price (BVs tracks 9,12 & harp10)
Jody Bell (BVs track 12)
|Brand||Australian Independent - Belmar Records|
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