You are here

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Cancelled: SHEL

Opener: Emma Charles
  • Doors Open: 7:30 pm
  • Show Starts: 8:00 pm
  • Ticket Price: $20
  • Genre: Contemporary Songwriters & Groups

Wild Child EP Release Tour


This show has been cancelled. Purchases made on a credit card will be automatically refunded by MUTO to the original card used. For purchased made in person with cash or check, please contact MUTO at to receive your refund via check.

The Ark does not retain payment information for purchases at our box office. Please call The Ark office at 734-761-1800 during business hours or email to initiate your refund.


When the gatekeepers of the music world tried to contain the superpowers of four creative sisters - walls fell. Tossing away the assembly-line process and embracing the freedom of the unknown, SHEL is slated to release a brand new EP in early 2020, Wild Child, produced with Joey Verskotzi and Tim Myers (previously of OneRepublic). Songs about liberation from fear, embracing uniqueness and celebrating it, about the inner wild that calls us to climb trees and touch stars, to unite in love amidst the storm, to follow the unknown road, and finally, to come home to the warm embrace of family. 

SHEL has an extensive tour history across the U.S. and Europe, playing everything from small club shows, to major festivals, and even sharing the stage with world-renowned orchestras. SHEL’s songs can also be heard in numerous films, TV shows, and commercials including The Best of Me, Queen America (Facebook Watch), The Fourth Phase, Charged, the trailer for Women In Sports, Shameless (Showtime), The Fosters (Freeform), Riverdale (Netflix), Search Party (TBS), and many more.

In a new music scene that’s crowded, genre-twisting and attuned to mastery in live performance, SHEL's spellbinding live performances tap deep skills as instrumentalists and total trust to generate improbable power on stage. They share some contemporary musical DNA with Americana bands, Punch Brothers and Crooked Still, but just as surely with adventuresome artists such as tUnE-yArDs, St. Vincent and Alt-J.  The future belongs to artists who go beyond mere genre blending by focusing on their inner music and the four powerful personalities of SHEL do just that.

Twenty-two-year-old folk-pop savant Emma Charles opens. Emma is able to mix "effortlessly beautiful vocals" (American Songwriter Magazine) that "flutter upwards serenely through the loneliness and darkness like a beam of radiant light" (LA Weekly) with "savvy lyricism and intuitive musicianship offering layers not always seen in contemporary mainstream music" (popMATTERS).

Emma was recently chosen as a 2020 BILLBOARD "Breakout Emerging Artist" (airdate of BILLBOARD studio interview TBD) as well as a "What's Next" artist by the world's largest music compilation brand NOW, That's What I Call Music joining previous What's Next artists Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes among others. Introspective, relatable and immensely talented, Emma is poised to be a significant presence on today's music scene.

Hailing from the artistic enclave of Westport, CT in 2019 Emma graduated with honors from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and immediately began performing nationally headlining and opening for singer-songwriters Howie Day and Tyler Hilton. Now, LA based, Emma is writing, recording and continuing to perform. She returns east regularly to continue her long standing collaboration with Uber-producer Doug Schadt (Maggie Rogers, SHAED, Ashe). Says Doug: "It's rare as a producer to come across an artist who is completely open to experimentation, while maintaining their vision of what a song is supposed to be. I think the results speak for themselves. Working on Emma's latest material with her was an absolute joy, and I can't wait for what's next." Emma's recent releases have been streamed collectively well over 100,000 times and she has new music that will be released throughout 2020.

Photos & Videos



SHEL - Rooftop (Official Video)