are a family band right down to the name. The four sisters - Sarah, Hannah, Eva, and Liza - squished their first initials together to form the perfect namesake and have, at a healthy pace, slowly begun wooing the music press with their sisterly vocal harmonies and crisp acoustics. Last week the band rose early to shoot and edit a video for their song "When The Sky Fell". It's a stoic buildup of musical elements, echoing the apparent search of the girl at the center of this beautiful, slow, single-take capture. Filmed at first light, the video is set in a pristine winterscape, presumably somewhere near the band's Rocky Mountain home in Fort Collins Colorado.
SHEL is Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza, four classically trained musicians who happen to be sisters ranging in age from 18-23. From the artist colony of Fort Collins, Colorado, SHEL is sophisticated and youthful, emotional and lighthearted, classic and eccentric. SHELs engaging live show is marked with a prodigys creativity and a veterans instinct for entertaining. Audiences delight with their unique songwriting style and fresh, new sound.
The Holbrook sisters grew up in a musical household and first appeared on the stage backing their singer-songwriter father, Andrew Holbrook. In 2005, the girls collaborated to form SHEL and now play and write all of their own music. Their new EP, When the Dragon Came Down, was co-produced by SHEL and six-time Grammy award-winner, Brent Maher. The band has attracted the attention of such major media outlets as NPRs eTown Live, and ABC.com; toured nationwide playing fairs and festivals including South by Southwest, International Folk Alliance, Lilith Fair, Four Corners Folk Festival and Cornerstone; and had one of their songs featured in Glades Scented Oil Candles national TV ad campaign.