Who Is Shirley Green?

 

 

 

They may have brushed their teeth next to each other every morning for years.  They most certainly endeavored to raise a child together, move cross country and back, and share much of the minutiae of daily life.

But making music together?  This decision took a bit longer.

Fourteen years into their relationship, Shirley Green bandmates and spouses Alixe Rheeve (vocalist/keyboardist/main songwriter) and Jason Rieve (drums/recording/production) finally took the plunge and made the ultimate commitment:  They formed a band.

From day one, sexy sax man (and synth player) John Schiefelbein helped round out this original female-fronted group.  

John brought A) A calm reserve to Shirley Green and B) A lot of knowledge from years of playing out in the Milwaukee area.

Translation/present-day meaning: 
A) John's calm ways "ground" his bandmates, and 
B) John discovered beguiling moves that charm The Ladies.

Soon the cosmos shook again, delivering guitarist Tom Robinson.  Suddenly, Tom's long-ago wedding day serenade to Alixe and Jason had a spot on Shirley Green's musical timeline.

It was 2013, and the group had officially formed.  It was a band partnership delivered on a magic carpet of aligned stars.

On Their Sound: The band describes their music as “experimental, atmospheric modern rock with emotionally-unstable undertones". Shirley Green songs are vivid, quirky and held together by a common thread of strong melodies. Their songs often run deep.

Want to go even deeper?  Listen to Shirley Green’s radio interviews here and learn more about the music, the members, and the band’s beginnings.