David Shelley and Bluestone / Bio

"David Shelley and Bluestone" is an eclectic fusion of blues, rock and world rhythms with well crafted songs and smoking hot guitar playing. The band is based out of south Florida where the music scene has embraced their non-traditional style voting David Shelley and Bluestone best blues band in 2010, and 2013.

David Shelley draws the audience in with soulful vocals to articulate deep meaningful lyrics. David is a timeless artist, a multi talented singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist as well as a producer. He sings from his soul and projects his passion onto the audience as David’s band Bluestone breathes life into the songs and together they have become one of the top bands in the region.

David Shelley comes from a long line of performers, as the son of a jazz singer/ actress Martha Stewart (‘”Dollface”) and grandson of Buddy De Sylva, songwriter of classics like” the Birth of the Blues’, ‘Sunny Boy’ and ‘the Best things in life are free’. David Shelley’s break happened in the 90’s when his songs were chosen for a movie soundtrack. He was cast as actor in the movie ‘And God Created Women’ starring Rebecca DeMornay. This led to David becoming Cher’s guitar player for the ‘Heart of Stone’ tour, which included 66 shows worldwide and many memorable appearances in Cher’s videos, including the famous aircraft carrier scene of 'If I Could Turn Back Time.'

David has recently performed with renowned artists such as Government Mule (2010 and 2014), Devon Allman and Tommy Castro.

Currently with 2 internationally known original albums and a new album underway that the band will be debuting live in Europe in 2015, David Shelley and Bluestone are ready for the world stage. The band has made their mark in Europe where they have been awarded best studio album on a UK blues radio awards and perform in Canada's largest festivals annually.

“ With a high-voltage sound and incredible solos, David Shelley and his group Bluestone promise a concert bristling with energy, attitude… and a blues-rock sound that blows the doors out!”- International festival de Jazz de Montreal.

Find David Shelley and Bluestone's music:
'Coast to Coast'- the music lives on. KHP Music
'Showcasing the Blues', Vol. 3. Mosher St. label
Pandora, slacker, CD Baby, Itunes and other online stores

Voted 2010 and 2013 Best South Florida Blues Band!
#7 on the Modern Blues station on slacker.com, the largest music library in the world
Original songs ‘Too Far Gone’ and ‘Living with the Blues’ featured in compilations distributed Nationwide.
Winner of the Sunfest Shootout 2010/ Opening Act for Charlie Daniels
Winner International Blues Challenge Competition South Florida 2013

Exclusive appearances:
Montreal Jazz Festival 2011, Canada / Deerfield 33rd Annual Festival of the Arts, 2013/ Opening for Country Star Darryl Worley, Jensen Beach 2013/ 1st Annual Las Olas Blues Fest 2013/ Melbourne Arts Festival headliner, 2014/ Featured Act- Exhibition Annie Leibovitz- World Renowned celebrity photographer 2013/ Blues Brews and BBQ Fest, 2012/ Featured Act on 'Cruzin for a Bluzin' Blues Cruise, 2012/ 1st Annual Gem's Jam- Opening for rock legend Dave Mason/ Daytona Blues Festival 2011, and many more.

General Info

Band Members
David Shelley - Vocals, Charles Gasper - Bass, Randy Ridenour - Drums, Jimmy Powers - Guitar
Artist Name
David Shelley and Bluestone
Profile Page
Active Since
Blues / RocK

Contact Info

Fort Lauderdale, FL
David Shelley Music Enterprises, LLC

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