Welcome to the official Michael Shelley website. World Headquarters for information about singer-songwriter/WFMU-DJ Michael Shelley (and the band Cheeky Monkey.) If you look around you'll find photos, links, mp3s, contact info and more information then you could possibly need.
Winter 2021Laura Cantrell and Michael have teamed up for an amazing new version of the 1973 George Jones And Tammy Wynette holiday Classic "Mr. And Mrs. Santa Claus" CLICK HERE for more information!
Summer 2020The Juniper album is out. Twelve songs, produced by Michael with some amazing writers and musicians. CLICK HERE to get your copy and to read some great press about the project and CLICK HERE for links to streaming, downloading, etc.
Michael has written and produced the new debut single by 14 year old Juniper. CLICK HERE for more information.
Michael will be singing a couple of songs on February 27th at Sid Gold's Request Room as part of Laura Cantrell's States of Country series' spotlight on New Jersey!
Michael has interviewed a bunch of interesting people for the Please Kill Me website.
Interview fans: dont forget Michael's Podcast.
CLICK HERE for a ukulele cover of a Michael Shelley song !
Michael has a new album. It is quite unusual. Read all about it HERE
The Michael Shelley Band (Michael w/ John Lee, Steve Goulding & Jay Sherman-Godfrey) will be playing on a bill with Rebecca Turner and Jenny & The Felines at the Springfield Elks Lodge on Friday June 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm. CLICK HERE for more info.
CLICK HERE for info on a gig Friday March 28th.
CLICK HERE for an very nice article on Michael in the Montclair Times.
You might enjoy these videos:
Michael has a new album called Leftovers! Read all about it HERE
Michael put together an amazing compilation called "Super Hits Of The Seventies." CLICK HERE to read all about it!
Michael Carpenter did a very nice version of the Michael Shelley song "She's Not You" - CLICK HERE to hear it!
The Michael Shelley Band will be back at The Lakeside Lounge Wednesdays December 29 and January 26 and Thursdays February 24 and March 24! Admission is 100% free. For set times, address & other info visit the club's web site!
The New Yorker magazine did a nice write up of our last Lakeside Lounge gig CLICK HERE to read it!.
The Michael Shelley Band featuring: Steve Goulding and John Lee and Jay Sherman-Godfrey will be back at The Lakeside Lounge Wednesdays June 23 and Sept 8, 2010! Admission is 100% free. For set times, address & other info visit the club's web site! Feel free to email a set list request. We will quite possibly joined on stage by Jon Graboff and/or Dan Miller - more news on the exact line up as it shapes up!Michael has contributed a short piece (about a shoplifting experience) to Gary Calamar's excellent new book Record Store Days: From Vinyl to Digital and Back Again.
The Michael Shelley Band featuring: Steve Goulding and John Lee and Jay Sherman-Godfrey will be back at The Lakeside Lounge Wednesday April 7th, 2010! Admission is 100% free. For set times, address & other info visit the club's web site!
The Michael Shelley Band featuring our heros: Steve Goulding and Jon Graboff and/or John Lee and Jay Sherman-Godfrey will be back at The Lakeside Lounge Thursday January 14th, 2010! Admission is still 100% free. For set times, address & other info visit the club's web site!
February 2009To read all about Michael's version of the Teenage Fanclub song "Mellow Doubt" (with 4 free Mp3s) CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE to hear Michael Shelley's interview with John McCain!
Thursday, October 16th, 8-11pm - The WFMU Calvalcade of Stars!
We're experimenting with a SALE! on CDs!
CD BABY has just begun selling MP3s directly and we highly recommend you purchase your Michael Shelley MP3s through their web site. For a price much lower then iTunes you get very high quality regular MP3 files for easy use in any computer or iPod or MP3 player, a JPG of the album cover & a text file full of info like song titles, notes & links. CLICK HERE for more info!
The interview portion of Michael's weekly radio show is now being podcast. If you have iTunes click HERE for info. Or click HERE for instructions on how to subscribe without iTunes and for information about how this whole podcast thing works. A list of past & upcoming guests (including Solomon Burke, Sonny Curtis, Lalo Schifrin, Gary Lewis, Kim Shattuck of the Muffs, Robbie Fulks, Colin Hare of Honeybus, Clarence Carter, Osvaldo Fattoruso of Los Shakers, Johnny Rivers & Peter Holsapple) can be found HERE.
There's a new website for Confidential Recordings HERE.
Folks in the USA can catch two of Michael's songs in the ABC TV show The Knights Of Prosperity. The episodes will air Wednesday Jan 24th & 31st with portions of the songs "Let's Fall In Hate" & "I Blame You." If you miss it you can watch them for free anytime on ABC's website.
The new issue of MOJO magazine (the one with Hendrix on the cover) has a pretty nice review of Goodbye Cheater.
Excellent news: as of October 21 Michael's weekly radio show on WFMU is now an hour longer. Tune in Saturday mornings 10am-1pm. In the NY/NJ area that's 91.1fm & in the Hudson Valley 90.1fm. Elsewhere: listen live on the web. Check the playlists & archives HERE.
Michael & Francis Macdonald made a record under the band name "Cheeky Monkey". After many requests for info we've started a page that tells the whole Cheeky Monkey story HERE!
Just fyi: there is now a Michael Shelley MySpace page.
The Michael Shelley Band featuring our heros: Steve Goulding and/or Jon Graboff and/or John Lee and/or Jay Sherman-Godfrey and/or David Terhune will be back at The Lakeside Lounge for two shows this sumnmer. Thursday July 27th and Friday Aug 25th. Admission is still 100% free. For set times, address & other info visit the club's web site!
Good news for the summer! Starting June 24th Michael will be DJing every Saturday morning 10am-Noon on WFMU! In the New York/New Jersey area that's 91.1fm & in the Hudson Valley 90.1fm. Elsewhere: listen on the web. If you miss a show, or live so far away that you'll be asleep, dont worry they'll all be archived HERE.
The Michael Shelley band featuring Steve Goulding, Jon Graboff & John Lee will be back at The Lakeside Lounge on Friday April 21st. The concert starts at 11pm sharp, admission is 100% free, but the hat might be passed.
Good news for our friends in Spain: "Goodbye Cheater" has been released there on the Rock Indiana Records label!
Many folks have emailed Michael asking him questions about all kinds of things. We've decided to go public. Feel free to ASK MICHAEL anything that's on your mind, and you'll see the answers on this web site.
On January 23rd folks in the USA can check out Michael's song "The Girl With The Light In Her Eyes" on the 2nd episode of the new ABC tv show "Emily's Reasons Why Not".
Michael & the band will be back at The Lakeside Lounge on October 24. Shockingly, admission is 100% free!
Michael gets called a Bastard in this review on the Americana UK Website.
If you speak German here's a review from "OX" magazine (there's an english translation too).
Check out the review of "Goodbye Cheater" on the Bumpershot Website.
There's also a nice review in the new issue of No Depression, read it on the press page.
There's also a nice review in The Onion, read it on the press page.
On the new album Michael covers a great song by Sonny Curtis "I Wanna Go Bummin' Around". Check out Sonny's Website, where he says some nice words about the album, including: "It's real nice to listen to."
Michael's new album "Goodbye Cheater" has just been released. Get your copy on the buy stuff page, or from the Confidential Recordings on-line shop. For more info on the album, check the discography page.
You can read about & listen to some MP3s of the new album on the interesting songs:illinois blog.
There are some newly posted photos from Michael's Japan tour & some photos of his High School band HERE.
The release date for Michael's next album is set. "Goodbye Cheater" will be released in the April 12 on the Confidential Recordings label. Check the discography page for a list of the songs & a preview of the cover art.
CLICK HERE to see two new lovely silkscreened posters.
There's a brand new interview with Michael on the UK site "Speakers Push The Air"... it's worth a look.
There's a nice review of the new Heliotone 8" HERE (near the bottom of the page).
UK label Heliotone Records will be releasing an 8"
six song lathe cut record of unreleased and under-released recordings. It
should be available by the end of the month, but you can order yours now.
This will be an
Jon Graboff, multi-instrumentalist in Michael's band/solo artist/sideman to the stars, has a brand new web site! Check it out HERE!
Starting June 19 you can listen to Michael play great records every Saturday morning from 6am - 9am on WFMU (that's 91.1fm in the New York area). If you can't get up that early, dont worry, all the programs will be archived here.
The entire "I Blame You" album is now available for dowload from Apple iTunes.
Living legend R. Stevie Moore has had the good taste to cover the Cheeky Monkey song "Down" on his new album CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR! The All Music Guide calls it "...an enjoyably bonkers cover of Cheeky Monkey's power pop nugget "Down."
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Michael's new album is 100% finished. We'll keep you posted on any release info as soon as plans are made.
Michael is busy working on his new album. More details as we get them. Meanwhile CLICK HERE TO SEE A RECENT SUMMER PHOTO!
Michael and the band (Steve Goulding & Scott Yoder) will be playing at the South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas at the Cedar Street Courtyard (208 W. 4th St.) Thursday, March 13 at 10:00 p.m.
Michael has contributed a version of "I Don't Want Control Of You" to a just released Teenage Fanclub tribute album called "Is This Music?". It's on Japan's Painted Sky label. There are also tracks by Francis Macdonald, The Pearlfishers, Jon Auer, Duglas T. Stewart, The Mayflies usa, Mike Randle & cool cover art by Jad Fair. READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE!
Michael has contributed a list of his favorite albums of the 90's to the web site Jumping Fences (which bills itself as "An Assemblage of Music Lists").
Michael's song "Think With Your Heart" is featured in a new film by Joe Furey called "Love And Support". If you live in the New York area you can catch a screening of it Wednesday December 11 at 8:30pm at the Anthology Archives (32 Second Avenue on the corner of E. 2nd St. and 2nd Ave.).
Michael dj-ing on WFMU Sat 10/19 Noon - 3 AND Mon 10/7 3pm - 6pm AND Mon 10/14 3pm - 6pm.TUNE IN.
"He's A Rebel: The Gene Pitney Story Retold" has just been released! It includes Michael's version of the song "Walk". The details are HERE!