Segal’s work is rooted in organic sounds and instrumentation. Her nylon acoustic holds both the fingerpicking of her gentle, folkier offerings and the force of her rockier surges. Raised in her father’s Klezmer (traditional jewish folk) band she incorporates many of those early influential melodies, progressions and even some Hebrew liturgy with contemporary forms. Lyric centred and often challenging societal norms Segal “reminds of Tori amos, Kate Miller Heidke and Ani Difranco, she’s not afraid to say something.” (Jeff Jenkins ABC)
In between the country crossing Shelley regularly creates music which supports grass-roots activists and performs for community groups and human rights organisations. Notable releases include the folksy/bluesy ‘Little March’ with legendary guitarist/songwriter Adam Levy (Norah Jones/Tracy Chapman), the aesthetics lamenting ‘Sidelined,’ confronting travel vignette ‘Morocco’ and finally a move to Los Angeles where her songs have been placed in award winning films and with international artists garnering millions of views online.