Dec. 5, 2017 | Radical Road – 8pm
Dec. 9, 2017 | Pop Music Records – 2pm
Dec. 16, 2017 | The Mad Bean – 1pm
Dec. 28, 2017 | The Dock – 8pm
Jan. 9, 2018 | Radical Road – 8pm
Jan. 14, 2018 | Relish Bar & Grill – 7pm
Jan. 27, 2018 | The Dock – 8pm
Feb. 6, 2018 | Radical Road – 8pm
Feb. 10, 2018 | The Mad Bean – 1:30pm
Feb. 18, 2018 | Hailed Coffee – 1pm
Mar. 5, 2018 | Relish Bar & Grill – 7pm
Mar. 11, 2018 | Village Vinyl – 2pm
Mar. 24, 2018 | Belljar Cafe – 8pm
Mar. 27, 2018 | Radical Road – 8pm
Apr. 21, 2018 | Pop Music – 4pm
May. 27, 2018 | Sashbear Walk, Sunnyside Park – 9am
June 5, 2018 | The Paddock Tavern – 8pm
June 16, 2018 | The Cameron House – 8pm
June 22, 2018 | Spooked! Podcast Interview
July 28, 2018 | Village Juicery – 2pm
Aug. 12, 2018 | Lavazza Queens Quay – 3pm
Aug. 27, 2018 | Play the Parks Festival, 777 Bay St. – 12pm
Oct. 13, 2018 | Lavazza Queens Quay – 3pm
Oct. 21, 2018 | The Flying Pony Cafe Gallery – 3pm
Nov. 10, 2018 | Full of Beans Roastery – 2pm
Nov. 17, 2018 | The Mad Bean – 1:30pm
Jan. 13, 2019 | The Flying Pony Cafe Gallery – 3pm
May 15, 2019 | The Paddock Tavern – 8pm
May 26, 2019 | Sashbear Walk, Sunnyside Park – 9am
July 6, 2019 | Leslieville Sidewalk Fest – 12pm
Sept 7, 2019 | Elvy & Flo – 3pm
Armed with a Taylor acoustic guitar and a melody, R. Shelley has been writing and performing original songs for 13 years. Known to family and friends as Michelle ‘Shelley’ Ronchin, she has been performing under the name of R. Shelley since 2013 after recording her first EP.
After several years of playing around Toronto at notable venues such as El Mocambo, The Opera House and the Hard Rock Café, R. Shelley decided it was time to further her career – in 2012 she entered the Artist Entrepreneur program at Coalition Music. It was through this program that she learned not only how to be an independent musician, but also the ins and outs of the music industry.
From there, taking the knowledge she learned and contacts she made, R. Shelley pursued her dream. While working as an intern at several studios, she was granted some recording time and thus her first album was born. Over the course of 48 hours, ‘Sink or Swim’ – her debut five-song EP – came into fruition. In it, R. Shelley channels the acoustic sound of City and Colour paired with the sweet vocal style of Colbie Caillat.
It wasn’t long before R. Shelley began to build a local fan base. ‘Sink or Swim’ was picked up on College radio, charting on Earshot. The EP was also picked up by Alan Cross featured on his blog ‘A Journal of Musical Things’, and landed her many local interviews including CHRY The New Wax Show and CIUT Unsigned U of T Radio.
Currently, R. Shelley is back at the drawing board working on new music. After numerous ups and downs and a lot of self-discovery, she is back with an abundance of songs that represent the singer, her struggles and breakthroughs.