Shelly Bonet is a much sought after vocalist that has done numerous sessions over the years, most recently appearing on former Quiet Riot and House Of Lords bassist Chuck Wright’s debut solo album, Sheltering Sky. She is also a member of The Mitch Perry Group and can be heard on their latest record, Music Box. Shelly has also toured internationally, performing with artists like Michael Bolton and Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre, and had her very own solo record in 2016 called Love In A Dangerous World.
In this interview, Shelly tells us about her musical upbringing, her European connection, the intimidation of an orchestra, and how long we’ll have to wait for her next solo record (HINT: not too long!).
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
I later became a stay-at-home dad and started honing my writing and photography skills to keep my mind from turning into mashed peas. My kids are now adults, my mind is only slightly mushy, and I am thrilled to have the honor of presenting my work to you!