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"Shirley Levi is a proactive indie sensation who's on the cusp of taking the world by storm!" - Nana O. Yeboah, The Vocalist Magazine

"Out now!! The Vocalist Magazine / Featuring: THE RISING STAR - SHIRLEY LEVI" - The Vocalist Magazine

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Shirley Levi The Vocalist Magazine Cover 2014


Our U.S Cover features an incredible vocalist from L.A. Shirley Levi. "She writes, sings and performs her own music in addition to owning her own record label, Re-Bel Visionary Music because, unlike so many artists waiting for their big break, Levi does not sit idly by waiting for opportunity" - A young lady who came from Iran with a mission to follow her calling in music. As you will find out reading her interview, she is an inspiration. SHE IS OUR RISING STAR. - Jennifer Meade, President & Co-Founder of The Vocalist Magazine



Shirley Levi featured in The Vocalist Magazine 2014 Calendar along with Beyonce, Madonna, Pink, Justin Timberlake and many more...




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For the first time ever, Shirley Levi releases spontaneous live recordings of some of her new songs via SoundCloud to her fans!

These are quick, one-take wonders of brand new songs which she will be taking into the studio and producing for her next album in 2014!

All songs (music & lyrics) written, performed & produced by Shirley Levi (Copyright 2013)

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Recording Artist/Activist Shirley Levi's new line of apparel called T-Shirley was launched by popular demand from her fans
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VISIONARY SOUL-DIER

STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE! - Shirley Levi

Hey you with your dreams! Life is not what it seems, wake up! Stand up for what you believe! Your dreams are your wings! Let them carry you! Not bury you! Beauty's trapped in your head! Bring it out! Let it shout! ~ Break Free / Shirley Levi

Shirley Levi is a self-taught American Rock Singer, Songwriter, Producer & Activist. Her music is a rhythm-based, guitar-driven style with soulful yet edgy vocals and unforgettable melodies. She artfully joins her Rock music with Pop, Country, Folk, Blues and World Music in what she calls Shirley RAWk. Shirley Levi is a rebel with a cause, writing freedom-fighting anthems with major punk rock attitude. Her lyrics reflect her undying commitment to making positive change in the world and are filled with timeless messages of unity, compassion and determination. Her music is greatly influenced by music from the 60's and 70's, but with a unique, modern feel, which has earned her endorsements from Gibson Guitars and Marshall Amps. Shirley has come a long way from playing the main stages at Hollywood’s most iconic music venues such as Avalon, Viper Room, House of Blues, etc…to open for musical legends like Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, The Dixie Chicks, Ben Harper, Ryan Adams & Spoon. She is known for her passionate, dynamic and powerful stage presence. Although she’s recognized for her ‘Do It Yourself’ way of writing, producing and remixing all of her music, she occasionally works with acclaimed producers such as 5x grammy winning producer/sound engineer, Devine Evans (Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, Mary J Blige, Chris Brown, Britney, Rihanna, Kanye West, Drake, Jay-Z, JLO, and many others) and legendary hitmaker Val Garay, whom has garnered over 100 Gold & Platinum Records (Neil Young, Elton John, Ringo Starr, The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton, James Taylor, Linda Rodstadt, Seals & Croft, Kim Carnes and many more legendary acts) and whose albums have sold over 200,000,000 copies worldwide. Shirley is also collaborating with hitmaker Jesse Barish, whom wrote chart-topping songs for artists like Jefferson Starship and Marty Balin.

Shirley has been called a 'Rising Star' by The Vocalist Magazine and featured on their cover, in seven page spread and exclusive interview and in the pages of their  Calendar along with Beyonce, Pink, Madonna, Steve Tyler and many other legendary artists. Shirley is also featured in the book and on the accompanying album for 'Sheet Music / Diary of a Songwriter' by Grammy winner Devine Evans. Shirley has also been featured in Indie Artist Magazine, Yahoo!Voices, Music Connection, Miracle Mile Girls & LASF Magazine. Read the Shirley Levi Reviews

Recently, tastemakers KCRW have discovered and have played Shirley Levi’s songs, “Lah Dah Dance” and“Bourgeois Peasant”, calling her an ‘Artist to look out for’. Her song & production of “Lah Dah Dance” is on rotation with many new stations, including Independent Artist Radio Network , and reaching #20 on Music1Radio. Her self-produced music has also been featured nationally and internationally in constant rotation on many other influential stations, with her song “Your Eyes” reaching # 1 on iHeart Radio and Akon’s Hitlab for over a year. Shirley Levi’s music have also made it on numerous stations in The US and worldwide, including SiriusXM (with over 35 million listeners), Indie 103.1 (Los Angeles), KingFM (Berlin), Mersey Radio (UK), Radio Andra (Sweden), WROM (USA), KWSS-FM (USA), 360 Radio Network, WNYR (New York), Autism Radio (USA), ICAA Radio (USA), BEAT 102-10 (IRELAND), HARBOROUGH FM (UK), INDIECAN (CANADA), WAAF FM (USA) and many many more: Shirley Levi Radio Page.

Her song “Your Eyes” has been remixed by several renowned DJs in The US and worldwide, reaching the dance charts throughout Europe: Listen on BeatPort. Accolades have poured in from music journals and blogs nationally and around the world comparing her unique and distinctive vocals, rebellious spirit, music and timeless poetic lyrics to musical legends such as Pasty Cline, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed & Patti Smith. In addition to being a self-sufficient artist who writes and produces her own music, Shirley Levi is also an outspoken Activist and uses her fierce and honest voice in her ’Songs of Hope' to advocate for change and many causes like Autism Awareness, Equality For All, Hunger Relief, etc. Although Shirley is an American artist and her primary language is English, she also proudly celebrates all races and hopes to unite all people by infusing Hebrew, Farsi & Spanish and other languages into her music and live sets. She recently contributed her story to empower other female artists in a book called "Sheet Music / Diary of a Songwriter" and sang on the accompanying soundtrack, which is being released by 5 time Grammy winner, Devine Evans.

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Some notable live performances include Neil Young’s 29th Annual Bridge School Benefit, several performances at Avalon Hollywood (more than 2,500 people), House of Blues Main Stage (several times), Headlining The Viper Room, Hemingways, Bar Lubitsch, Pearl, The Temple Bar, Knitting Factory (opening for Jill Sobule & solo shows), Opium Den, Cinespace, Florentine Gardens, The Motorcity Music Conference (Detroit), Luna Park, Ultra Suede, Falcon Lounge, Les Deux, Eleven Nightclub, Crazy Girls and many other venues.

MEDIA QUOTES

"Somewhere between Elvis & Johnny Cash lies the truth about Shirley Levi" - Val Garay, Grammy-winning Producer/Engineer

"Unlike so many artists waiting for their big break, Levi does not sit idly by waiting for opportunity. She is an inspiration. SHE IS OUR RISING STAR." - Jennifer Meade, President & Co-Founder of The Vocalist Magazine

"Her epic journey as she followed her hearts path is the stuff of legend." - Kristen Lowman, Music & Moxie, The Examiner

"Shirley Levi is a proactive indie sensation who's on the cusp of taking the world by storm!" - Nana O. Yeboah, The Vocalist Magazine

"I listened and it got me right away!" - Syndicated Legendary Radio DJ & Winner of 2015 "International Radio Personality, Jonathan L  

"I have no doubt that if you are not a fan of Shirley's yet you will be after you have a chance to become familiar with who she is and what she stands for." - Kriss Stewart, Indie Artist Magazine "Her lyrics speak from the heart, are at time humorous, always colorful, and - most importantly - are real. Her music is like punk rock with the classic influences of Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin." ” - How Shirley Levi is Changing LA's Indie Rock - and Saving the World - Magda Marcella, Miracle Mile Girls / Yahoo! Voices

"Her music will make you forget about the monotony of the everyday, much like biting down on a power line. Shirley is a frenetic angel with a sinful swagger and beatific aura that both tranquilizes and terrorizes (as all great music does!)... Her lyricism invoked Bob Dylan during his late electric period, but blended with the visceral emotion of Lou Reed." - Stratton J. Aivalikles, Writer/Music Critic

"Shirley RAWk is a true celebration of the glory that is ROCK! Shirley RAWk is the new standard for Musical Artists to live up to...if they can." - Soundwell Magazine

"Vocals, so beautiful yet raw & powerful remind me of a modern Patti Smith." - DJ DREA

"Writer, composer, painter, Youtube sensation and self-made artist barely scratch the surface when describing Shirley Levi's work...What you do hope for is a performer who establishes a connection with the audience and slays them with talent. This is what Shirley Levi brings to the people...Through the struggles and the hardships, she has found a way to survive and outlast her competition because she is honest and refuses to fall in line." - Martin Santa Cruz Jr., LASF Magazine 

Shirley Levi is recognized for her guitar driven rock music with an artful blend of folk, blues, country and world music with major punk attitude. "It was just incredible to witness the range of styles and emotions that Shirley Levi puts into her musical landscape. Once she steps foot on stage...This girl can sing! Boy can this girl sing!" - Shirley Levi at Bar Lubitsch Concert Review - Soundwell Magazine

"A real, honest and punk-attitude-driven brand of music she simply likes to call "Shirley RAWk." - Interview with Shirley Levi: RAWking in a World of Change - Steve Byrd, Guitar Girl Magazine

WHAT’S NEXT?

Shirley is currently in Los Angeles working on her sophomore album, tentatively called ‘Luv is Lonely’, as writer and producer.

IMPORTANT LINKS

SOUNDCLOUD
TWITTER
REVERBNATION
YOUTUBE VIDEOS


PREVIOUS ALBUMS and REMIXES

‘Break Free’ by Shirley Levi is available everywhere!
iTunes
Spotify

Shirley Levi’s song “Your Eyes” was remixed by DJ TASH and reached the top of charts in UK, GREECE and EUROPE and is still available on Beatport

EXPANDED BIO:

Since writing and producing her pop/rock/electronic album Break Free and performing in Hollywood's biggest venues, Shirley Levi has refocused her music to reflect her more true, organic, raw and natural way of singing and performing with her guitar. Even though her music has a lot of attitude and edge, she infuses her songs of hope with unforgettable hooks, melodies, dynamics and timeless messages. Shirley Levi's primary instrument is an acoustic guitar which she puts through a Marshall Amp to create her unique folky RAWk sound.

Under the pseudonym DJ SFL, Shirley Levi remixes her own music, which has helped her gain respect amongst top DJs, spreading her music onto dance floors worldwide. Shirley Levi's album BREAK FREE is Pop blended with Rock, Folk, Electronic/Dance, Adult Contemporary and World Music. Usually mixing all of these styles together would be an obstacle for most performers, but Shirley Levi has managed do this in such an artful way that it has turned out to be her calling card: Flawlessly blending many styles into one. Her powerful and timeless hit music is filled with heartfelt melodies and unique haunting vocals, which fuse western and world influences. Her distinct style sets her apart from everyone. Her music and performances are theatrical, epic and extremely dynamic. Unlike most artists who stick with the same formula, Shirley's songwriting, production, and emotional dynamic in her vocals and melodies are extremely diverse. Her intense stage presence and attitude outshines even seasoned performers. Because she is a self-taught hit-maker with the ability to write, sing and speak in so many languages & genres flawlessly, Shirley Levi's appeal crosses generational, cultural & gender boundaries. Shirley Levi is gaining notoriety and creating a big buzz in Hollywood with her unforgettable performances on the same stages that helped break Amy Winehouse, Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, The Ramones and many other top artists. Because of Shirley Levi's fierce, determined and tireless independent guerilla marketing efforts in promoting her hit songs, her website has grown to over 18,000,000 hits since it first launched in 2007. Shirley Levi is currently The Most Played Pop Artist on Akon's Hitlab. Shirley Levi's music is also being played on radio stations all around the world. Hit tracks, like "Your Eyes", have been remixed by some of the top DJs around the world and have reached the top of the dance charts all over Europe.

"I take deep, spiritual, and visionary ideas and then simplify them in my music so that they can be easily understood. I tend to see the world in a very fairytale-like way. My music really reflects that purity which seems to draw little kids who respond very strongly and enthusiastically to it. My album Break Free contains inspirational lyrics for anyone who is following their dream. YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF FIRST. Don't wait for someone else to make it happen. See your own vision through till the end no matter what. I gave birth to my songs as a means to survive and overcome my own personal struggles. "BREAK FREE" represents my quest to be heard and to reach my full potential in this life. It was also intended to help others on their quest to find their own voice and go after their dreams. I had so many faithless influences in my life, which as I look back at in retrospect really helped to serve as G-D's intention to make me fight as hard as I could! Of course luv is quite present in my work as well. I am definitely a lover at heart. Who says you can't be a lover and a fighter?" - Shirley Levi

Even before Shirley Levi began to speak she already knew that music, singing and performing were her true callings. She always knew that she was destined to flee Iran and come to America to pursue her dreams. Before moving to the USA, while on a trip to New York, her parents heard the name Shirley and fell in love with it. That's how, even before they knew they would eventually escape Iran, she came to be given the American name Shirley. Coincidentally, Shirley Levi means "Sing to me from the heart" when translated from her mom's native language of Hebrew. This validates even more that Shirley Levi was meant to sing from the heart! As a proud & patriotic US citizen who was once an immigrant, Shirley Levi is making the most of her freedom by expressing her strong voice through her music and art. Her messages are inspiring a generation who never thought they'd have a voice or find personal and artistic freedom. A great deal of her musical works, art and designs pay homage to American culture and its spirit of independence.

As well as being a Recording Artist/Activist, Shirley Levi is accomplished, self-taught painter who experiments with anything she can get her hands on to make her visions come to life. They are breathtaking, symbolic landscapes of the emotions and spiritual explorations, which she has embarked on throughout her life. Many of her paintings are also visual journeys through her music and lyrics, containing many of the same titles and themes. They are mystical and prophetic, based on her personal dreams, visions and struggles. Although self-taught there are elements of Symbolic Art, Abstract Art, Classical Greek Art, Roman Art, French Impressionism & Expressionism all mixed with the figurative in a whimsical, childlike furor of emotion. Shirley Levi's paintings are currently in private collections all around the world and are highly regarded as visionary, captivating and thought provoking.

Recording Artist/Activist Shirley Levi's new line of apparel called T-Shirley was launched by popular demand from her fans that admire her unique personal style & attitude. With very little money for wardrobe and an anarchist-like vision for expressing her creative, unique & edgy fashion sense, Shirley Levi began to create her own personal signature style of wardrobe by painting, cutting & remaking her clothes like art. Her T-Shirley line will stand for her fierce voice & independence as a determined underground artist who's Music & Art aims at helping the world with slogans like "Stand Up For What You BELIEVE!", "FUTURE BELONGS TO US!", "RUN!" & "BREAK FREE". Her trademark T-Shirley brand is finally available to her fans all over the world! Look out every month for new innovative designs made personally by Shirley Levi based on her music & lyrics. Check back every month for more new designs personally created by Shirley Levi!

Run as fast as you can! Hand in hand with life! ~ Re-Bel / Shirley Levi

Could you please set me free? The angels gave me melodies. I remember feeling so high, I remember touching the sky. My heart spoke it's word! I really need to be heard! Office In The Sky / Shirley Levi

Rip the veil off my eyes! Machine-gunned all your f#@king lies! I've crossed the line I'm feeling fine! I HAVE A CHOICE, GIVING ME A VOICE! ~ Cross The Line / Shirley Levi

"FUTURE BELONGS TO US!"

~ Re-Bel / Shirley Levi

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