Recording artist, stage performer, band leader Shirley Lites formerly recorded for Atlantic and Arista Records. She now shares her vocal talents on Karmic Power Records, Midnight Riot Records, and NBH (Nothing But Hits) record labels. Shirley also serves as the Philadelphia Operations Manager for NABFEME (National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment), where she creates many platforms for artists to become musically educated and live out their dreams.
For 19 years Shirley was the Band Leader and Background Vocalist for legendary, Grammy Award winning singer, Billy Paul. Shirley debuted her first single, “Heat You Up/Melt You Down,” on West End Records, which set the stage for a ripple effect of music success! She later recorded a house version of Teena Marie’s “DeJa Vu” with producer/air personality Steve Mason of WDAS-FM. Recently a collaboration with legendary producer Lenny Fontana, produced a single the set the European dance charts on fire. Ironically, the single called “Fire,” was a smash abroad and featured in Mix Mag magazine’s ‘Song of the Month’ issue.
Shirley’s performances have captivated audiences in Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, London, Israel, Instabul, Alaska, Algeria, Iceland, Portugal, Egypt, France, Greenland, and Honduras, to name a few. She has worked with many artists including Jean Carne, Scherrie Payne, Angela Bofill, Melisa Morgan, Melba Moore, Gladys Knight, Dorothy Moore, Carl Carlton, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan and more with a vocal range that continues to wow audiences.
Shirley Lites is a true artist with her own unique style. Visit her website at www.ShirleyLites.com