Sunday, April 16, 2006

SHEL Is a Band You Have to See LIVE to Believe!

SHEL They are not your father's family band nor are they the stereotypical youth band. Bringing youthful exuberance, they are ingenious, innovative and powerful - in short, a breath of fresh air. Hailed recently as the NON Trapp family singers (thank you James from Mars Hill Cafe), SHEL bridges the gulf between generations.

Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza work side by side with their father, Andrew Holbrook, writing, arranging, playing, and singing gorgeous and profound music creatively laced with an electric edge.

SHEL's mission is not to just entertain, but to break hearts. Their lyrics remind us that everything we do day in and day out MATTERS.

The depth of our human condition; our every joy and sorrow, the bittersweet ache of loss, our personal search for truth, the fear of rejection in our relationships, our deepest doubts and our tenderest loves; every single piece of our lives matters.

Taking a stand against mediocrity and complacency and with an openness of heart, SHEL asks each of us if we believe we are all connected, if we are all part of one another? Do we settle for a "good enough to get by" mentality and sacrifice the excellence that is in each of us? The band encourages us to discover that there is more to this life, much more if we are but willing to engage and risk for one another.

"I discovered too late, and am still discovering up to this moment, that it is only by living completely in this world that one learns to live by faith. By this worldliness I mean living unreservedly in life's duties, problems, successes, failure. In so doing we throw ourselves completely into the arms of God, taking seriously not our own suffering, but those of God in the world. That, I think, is faith."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer in a letter to Eberhard Bethge, 1944.

For booking call Brenda Blake at 970-227-6516 or email SHEL for promotional materials and CDs.