Shalini is a guitarist and bass player who is crazy about rock/pop music. As a little kid, she was mesmerized by the Supremes, Elvis, and the Beatles. Later, she gravitated toward punk influenced 70s and 80s music: Blondie, Cheap Trick, X, the Undertones, the Clash, the Sex Pistols, the Damned, Kirsty MacColl, the Bangles, the Go-Go's, R.E.M, and the Smiths.
In recent years, she has been interested in Scandinavian bands like Soundtrack of our Lives, Sigur Ros and the Raveonettes. Favorite North American songwriters include AC Newman, Liz Phair, and Nina Gordon of Veruca Salt.
Last year Paisley Pop released Shalini's seventh commercial recording, Magnetic North. The six song EP of original material is available as a traditional CD and as an MP3 download from Paisley Pop and 125 Records. Read Shalini's blog about the making of the EP.
Shalini is currently working on an upcoming full length record.
In the meantime, stay tuned for free MP3 downloads from Shalini's 90s band Vinyl Devotion.
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