Shelley Fisher was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He is an international entertainer known for his songwriting, screen acting roles and production talents.He moved to Chicago at the age of ten years old and grew up on the city’s West side.
Fisher began his musical career by studying theory, composition and vocal technique with James L. Mack in the Chicago Junior College System and vocal coach Gisela Gottling at The Chicago Conservatory of Music at Roosevelt University. For several years he was the featured vocalist with the popular Morris Ellis Orchestra.
HISTORY His first professional opportunity came as a principal in the Oscar Brown Jr. musical production “Summer In The City” (Harper Court Theater), in 1966. His performance of “Elegy” (To A Plain Black Boy) led to him opening for Stevie Wonder at the originalRegal Theater in Chicago. Since that time Shelley has shared billing or recorded with other world renown artists such as the original group Earth, Wind & Fire, The Dells, Eartha Kitt and B.B. King.
CURRENT Shelley's ‘Tribute Act’ “Dem Boys From Chicago”™ is a flexible 75+ minute show celebrating the music of Nat “King” Cole, Lou Rawls and Joe Williams. His Tribute to Nat “King” Cole has received praise throughout Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and Las Vegas.
RECENT CREDITS In 2009, he appeared in Osaka, Japan as the ‘Special Guest’ of Pianist, Composer Zenshow Ohtsuka in celebration of Zenshow’s 55th Anniversary, accompanied by the Arrow Jazz Orchestra in the NHK Concert Hall in Osaka. Shelley performed in the “New York Bar”, of the Park-Hyatt Hotel, Tokyo, Japan from June 20 - September, 2010. Fisher performs his Tribute act on major cruise ships (Carnival Cruises and Holland American Lines) as ‘Guest Entertainer’.