Brooklyn based musician Shilpa Ray delivers firing gritty Garage, Rock ‘n Roll and now and then some soul filled ballads. They describe her as a wailing, fire breathing Cyclops. She tornadoes everything in her path: small towns, big cities, and children’s dreams. Shilpa Ray will release her LP “Door Girl on September 22nd, 2017.
Shilpa Ray: Nick Cave to Screamin’Jay Hawkins
Over the years Shilpa Ray performed alongside many notable artists like Nick Cave, who is one of her biggest fans, and Patti Smith. Her sound is a mix of the Cramps, Blondie and also Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Her soul ballads may remind you of Nina Simone.
LP “Door Girl” Out this September!
Now she is about to release a new LP called “Door Girl” on northernspyrecords. A first impression is already given in the name of “EMT Police and Fire Department”. I’m Looking forward hearing more of this album!
Shilpa Ray “EMT Police and the Fire Department”
“EMT Police and Fire Department”. Video
The video is directed by Ebru Yildiz and is a composition of black and white screens which fastly switch through different silhouettes. It is a powerful video, especially because of the gritty music that is complementing the video.
Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind”
For The Sawyer Sessions -a channel that brings soul-stirring live performances from artists of every genre- Shilpa Ray performed Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind” beautifully. Special about this performance is the full musical guidance on the Indian harmonium.
Shilpa Ray – “I’d Rather Go Blind” (Etta James Cover)
Shilpa Ray “Johnny Thunders Fantasy Space Camp”
Press photos for Shilpa Ray’s upcoming album Last Year’s Savage Shilpa Ray photo Ebru Yildiz