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"Shelley-Lynne is Naughty and Delicious" Quote by Sugar Blue Her Fans Call Her Just the Right Amount Of Too Much!!! When I'm Good, I'm Bad and when I'm Bad I'm at my Best!!!

Shelley Lynne Hardinge is another thrilling addition. That girl can entertain you while eating a celery stick she has so much charisma and soul. The talent oozes out of that woman at warp speeds and I can guarantee she will have written at least 50 new killer tunes by the time July rolls around. Quote by Jeri James of the Westman Journal, Brandon, MBhip shakin mama

Shelley-Lynne was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. As a very young child she remembers that all she wanted to do was sing. Her mom would sing to her, along with her siblings every night after story time and she thought it was the most beautiful sound on earth. She used to tell herself that if she could sing then she was sure could do anything!

By the time she was six she knew this was going to be her path. She went to a music driven elementary school in Sherwood Park, Alberta. There she sang, played many instruments, toured with her school choir and made records. It was the 70s and she credits her very gifted and talented music teachers, Mrs. Rita Walkeruk and Mrs. Georgina Thurgood for introducing her to Jazz, Blues, Celtic, Folk, Country, West Indian and Pop Music. At home she listened to her fatherís records which included George Jones, Johnny Cash, Lynn Anderson, Tanya Tucker and Elvis Presley.

By 14 her piano teacher, Mr. Bob Harrison would sneak her in to his gigs so she could sing with his band. At 16 she fronted her first teenage rock band in Vegreville, Alberta called Lust! She says she didn't even know what the name meant when she started singing with them. She now wonders where her parents were and what they were thinking?. After grade twelve she went onto post secondary music studies, graduating in Vocal Performance. It was there she met her husband; a fellow musician and today still making music with her.
They moved to London, England and her lessons from Tommy Banks regarding the quick and dirty curb side methods of arranging music really came into importance! Her greatest musical moment was working with foreign musicians. They couldn't communicate verbally, in English, but music was the understood language.

Shelley has sung it all: Gospel, Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, and even Italian Opera! She has always loved the Blues the most. Now itís nothing but the Blues! From London, England to Mexico they call her Canadaís Hip Shakiní Mama. She says that her ultimate joy as a Blues Singing Woman has been working with Gerry Perkin and the Majestics based out of Brandon, Manitoba.

Shelley-Lynne is enjoying her reign as one of Manitoba's Women In Blues. She enjoyed performing at the Lily Festival and the Brandon Folk Festival this July, 2010. At the Brandon Folk Festival she joined forces with the talented men of Take With Audio. She says she had the best moment of her life sharing the stage with them on the evening of July 24, 2010! !

Shelley-Lynne is recording her first all original CD right now set to be released this year. She wrote all of the songs herself. She has promised a whole lotta naughty with a few serious Blues songs to share some of the unique sides of Shelley-Lynne

Gerry Perkin- (Guitar)
Nathan Crook (Guitar)
Bernie Wolski (Drums)
Randy Lawrence (Drums)
Richie (Bass)
Doug Sullivan (Drums)
Dave Oakey - Keys, Blues Harp, Guitar, whatever we give him to play
Sometimes the Amazing Phil Nevile (keys and Vocals)