So many artists today claim to be progressive, but Shelley Nicole is the living, breathing embodiment. As well as being a proud member of Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber is she also the leader of the band Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshe. Imagine Nona Hendryx meets Black Sabbath or Janis Joplin meets Grace Jones and there you will find the blaKbüshe experience. As the founder of Red Butterfly Music and Sovereign Hands Wellness, Shelley Nicole shines as vocalist, songwriter, bassist, Reiki Master, crystal energy healer and yoga instructor. As the leader of blaKbüshe, she has shared the stage with notable artists including Nona Hendryx, Living Colour, Toshi Reagon, Joan as Police Woman and Erykah Badu. The Village Voice calls Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshe “an ingenious musical evolution.