Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Introducing: The Shells


My cousin lives in New York and has been trying to break into the music business for a few years now. She may have caught a break. Her band, The Shells, has made it to the finals of the MTV Video Music Awards Best Breakout Artist NYC contest. 190 bands entered, and they are in the top three. It is a huge opportunity. They had a video shoot with MTV a couple days ago, and the winner will be announced at a pre-show the night of the VMA's on 9/11. Because I am proud of her and to help spread the buzz about her band, here is the contest page, where you can listen to her band, if you want -Ourstage .

They have a pretty good sound, very acoustic/folky with lots of harmonies, kind of pop/country like the Dixie Chicks or Wilson Phillips. There are three girls that front the group, and they have been together for awhile I think. My cousin is the blond one. I am very proud of her, and I wish her all the best with this contest and her music career.

Also, thanks for all the anniversary wishes yesterday. We had a simple, but great, dinner date.

7 comments:

Sotally Tober said...

WOW! How cool is that?!? Best of luck to them.

Ashley said...

WOW, that is so awesome!!!!!!! Best of luck to them - that's amazing! Keep us posted!

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

That's pretty cool! Good luck to her and congratulations for getting so far already.

Fair Weather Runner said...

that's awesome, i'll have to go check 'em out. maybe i'll meet them here at work when they start their country wide tour ;)

Jess said...

Wow, that's pretty cool!

Glenn Jones said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments about the race pics yesterday! Usually I look like I'm mad or in pain. I think the difference was that I wasn't thinking about a PR - I just wanted to break up the drudgery of marathon training. And to have a smile at mile 5? What was wrong with me?

Best of your luck to your cousin! That is a dog eat dog business. It's nice to see that those who deserve it *do* make it.

The Happy Runner said...

SO cool! Good luck to them!!!