Louie Shelton’s name may be unknown to most listeners, but his
guitar work has been heard over and over by even casual popular
music listeners since the mid ’60s.
His career as a session musician began with the Monkees, playing
the memorable riffs on several of their recordings. (Remember the
cool, rapid-fire, reverb drenched solo in “Valerie”?) He went on to
play on “I Want You Back,” “ABC” and “I’ll Be There” for the Jackson
5, Boz Scaggs’ “Lowdown,” and “Summer Breeze” and “Diamond
Girl” with Seals & Crofts. He played the guitar solos on pop smashes
like Lionel Richie’s “Hello” and Neil Diamond’s “Play Me,” and
recorded with artists ranging from Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson,
Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, Barbra Streisand and Whitney Houston,
to the Partridge Family, Art Garfunkel and Mama Cass Elliott. He
produced a number of albums as well, most notably for Seals &
In 1995, Shelton recorded Guitar, an album showcasing his
wide-ranging guitar virtuosity and versatility. Though it rocked harder
than most of its peers, this recording found airplay on smooth and
contemporary jazz radio when released in the United States in 1996.
The follow-up, Hot & Spicy, released in April 1998, sounded like a
much more calculated attempt to appeal to that market. Urban
Culture followed two years later. Louie is currently producing in his
studio on the Gold Coast and is a stand out performer in Soniiq.
Recently inducted (Oct 2009) into the Musician’s Hall Of Fame for
his contribution as guitarist on so many classic hits, including:
• Lionel Richie: Hello, Stuck on You, Deep River Woman
• Jackson 5: I Want You Back, I’ll Be There, ABC
• The Monkees: Last Train to Clarksville,
Hey Hey We’re
the Monkees, Valerie
• Boz Scaggs: Lowdown, Harbor Lights, We’re All Alone
• Seals and Crofts: Summer Breeze, Diamond Girl
(Louie also produced this album)
• Joe Cocker: Up Where we Belong
• Marvin Gaye: Let’s Get it On
• Neil Diamond: Play Me
Other artists include: John Lennon, Mamas and Papas, Diana Ross,
Boyce and Hart, Michael Franks, Andy Williams, Smokey Robinson
(Produced Album), Peggy Lee, Kenny Rogers, Jose Feliciano, Glen
Campbell, Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, The Carpenters, Michael
McDonald, Herb Alpert.
For more information, please visit www.louieshelton.com
Versatile, Dynamic Vocal Artist
From the moment Atalie steps on the stage you will be captivated by
her smooth, flawless vocal ability. Atalie performs with ease songs
from Pink to Patsy Cline and everything in between, showcasing her
diversity and talent. Atalie started her musical career from a young
age singing for local bands and working with various musicians on
demo and album projects. Currently performing with Louie Shelton is
definitely the highlight of her career.
Starting Soniiq in 2002 meant full time dedication to establishing not
only a great duo but also a name that will be associated with high
quality, outstanding entertainment. As lead singer of Soniiq, Atalie
thrives on performing and ensures the audience will not be disappointed.
Atalie was asked to perform at the Annual “Burleigh Carols in the
Park” back in 2006 and was a stand out performer in front of a 20,000
strong crowd. After such a successful performance, Atalie now has a
regular spot on the Guest List, allowing her to perform alongside
Artists such as Ricki-Lee, Andrew Pryor David Devito, Normie Rowe
and Australian Idol Contestants Guy Mutton and Casey Barnes.
Currently Atalie is recording/adding her voice to the latest Wolverines
Album as well as recording songs for inclusion on Louie Shelton’s
latest studio album. Atalie has just finished recording the station id for local jazz radio station 94.1FM which features on a daily basis. Also Soniiq are currently putting the finishing touches to an album showcasing their live performances. Keep an eye out for it on the website soon.
Energetic, Versatile Percussionist, Vocalist and Drummer.
Nicky Perry certainly adds flair to the stage when performing with
Soniiq Trio and 4 Piece. Her dynamic percussion ensures the
audience feels the music. As an accomplished percussionist, vocalist
and drummer, Nicky has been performing all over the Northern NSW,
the Gold Coast and Brisbane for the past 10 years.
Nicky is a dedicated musician, teaching special needs children on a
regular basis. This allows her to share her love for music in a positive
way. She is also a session percussionist, solo artist and corporate
Festivals / Supports & Appearances
Nicky has played to huge crowds at Big Day Out for three
consecutive years and Livid for two years. She has played at The
Falls Festival, Sydney Festival, Brisbane River Festival, and many
gigs at The Woodford Folk Festival over the years including last year.
Nicky was a member of the support band
for the Jamiroquai National Tour.
Playing nine gigs in total at Perth Burwood Dome, Rod Laver Arena
(Melb.), Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney Entertainment
Centre and Brisbane Entertainment Centre. The average number of
audience she played to was 15,000 people per night.
Accomplished Guitarist & Vocalist
Glenn started his passion for Music when he was just 7 years old
playing in a local brass band. From this point onwards, he has been
actively and successfully involved in all facets of the Music Industry.
An accomplished Guitarist, Vocalist, Drummer and Sound Engineer
there is nothing this man can’t do! Glenn spent 6 years in the Film
Industry recording sound for big budget movies even recording a song
for one such production.
His love of song writing and recording sparked an entry in the 90’s into
a Tamworth Country Music Festival Writing Competition which resulted
in a First Place reward.
Glenn then went on to form his own duo and has been working
throughout Queensland and Northern NSW for many years.
Glenn ranks his influences among some of Australia’s finest
musician’s; Rick Price, John Farnham and Tommy Emmanuel.
He produces and sequences all his own performance tracks and as a
valued member of Soniiq, brings a formidable sound to the Four Piece.