Bio

Shelley Hamilton


 

Shelley Hamilton is an award winning, critically acclaimed singer/actor/host/writer is a “multi-talent” in the entertainment industry. Her 1st CD” Feeling Good” was released in 2004 at The Glenn Gould studio, and wrote a one-woman show of the same name, that debuted to rave reviews at the Atlantic Fringe & Hamilton Fringe Festivals, and in Yorkville, Toronto. Her music video “Cali Alone” was filmed in Costa Rica. Television credits include various singing, voice work, and acting credits over the years in television in film, including CBC, CBC Radio, Treehouse TV, CTV, & The Comedy Network.

She is a regular performer in Toronto, & has sung in Dubai, Japan, Germany, Holland the Caribbean, as well as across Canada and the U.S, & was a founding member of the African Canadian a cappella trio “The Delightful Divas” and her new group EVAlution. Her magnificent vocals have been described as “nouveau soul” & have been heard at The Toronto Jazz Festival, in several of “Classic Albums Live” concerts, & is the featured vocalists on the 2003 Juno Award winning album “Allegro” by Robert Michaels & the album “One World” by Jamie Bonk which won Album of the Year and Best Instrumental Album – Acoustic at NAR Lifestyle Music Awards. She was honoured by a repeat invitation from the Canadian High Commission to return to the Caribbean for a jazz tour of the islands in 2006, including the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival in Jamaica, the Sugar Hill Resort in Barbados, and jazz concerts and workshops in Trinidad (2006 & 2007).

During the summer, she is the featured host for international talent for Harbourfront’s Westjet Stage, but is ALWAYS thrilled to be “down home” to work, most recently performances in the Africville Suite concert with Joe Sealy at Neptune Theatre, the 25th Anniversary of the Black Cultural Centre, the 2013 for the play “Refuge” with Stage East Theatre Company, & to sing for the opening of the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre opening (June 2015) in Birchtown, NS.

Shelley written and toured her won woman play “A New Hope” about the 1st Black communities in Canada, and is a and is a winner of the African Nova Scotian Music Association’s Artist of the Year for her writing and her CD & song “Connected”.

Her future projects include telling the stories of more Canadians through her work, especially her home… Nova Scotia! #scotiantothecore

 

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