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Shelley Mac first hit the airwaves in 2006 with former New Zealand band, Pearl. Six singles from the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, ‘No Ordinary Day’, ended up on six Kiwi Hit discs, with ‘Life is Beautiful’ (incidentally penned by Mac), reaching No. 3 of the New Zealand radio charts. Many critics likened the sound of Pearl to Heart, The Corrs, and a pop version of the Dixie Chicks. Their high-energy show led the band to sharing the stage with a host of touring artists, but it was opening for legends Elton John and Eric Clapton that attributed to Pearl’s arrival.
Pearl disbanded in 2009 and like many singer/songwriters before her, Mac headed to the US. As fate would have it, Mac met her match in Texas rocker, Rod Williams. The chemistry on and off stage was undeniable. Following months of non-stop touring in the US, the duo headed to New Zealand at the end of 2010. During their nationwide tour, Mac-Williams caught the eye of Sting’s promoter. Plans were changed and the duo joined Sting on stage for the New Zealand leg of his Symphonicity world tour.
Mac’s latest offering, 'Do You Remember - a tribute to Pixie Williams', has her moving away from her pop roots. Three years in the making and cut on both sides of the Pacific, Mac not only assembled an impressive pool of talent to work on this historical album, she also managed to stay true to Williams’ original recordings from 1949-1951, mixing universal themes and international musical styles with the unmistakable flavor of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Album will be available online from April 5!