“Ms. Metcalf is musically joined at the hip with her one man band, extraordinary pianist and arranger Ron Roy, and together they have a relaxed, easy style reminiscent of the big band era.” —NYC’s Stage Buddy
Shepley has been called a song sleuth. She relishes the listening, the searching-out of tunes with witty and wisdom-filled lyrics, and her shows feature songs that range from standards to rarely-recorded gems from the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s.
Since 2008 she and her musical partner Ron Roy have performed cabaret shows, filled with musical surprises, around New England and in New York City. Last year they took a break, and now they’re at work on a new show about the chapters of life… about the ups and downs of childhood, the tumultuous teen years, adulthood, and yes, old age. “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Nick of Time” are two of the better-known songs on the set list so far. It’s About Time, produced by Shepley and Ron, will be performed at Central Square Theater in Cambridge, MA December 6-10.
Their last show, Going Places, explored travel in all its guises, and featured songs about Paris, London, New Orleans, San Francisco and other locales near and far. Read Stage Buddy’s review of Going Places.
Shepley and Ron’s latest album, Don’t Bother to Knock, shines the light on fourteen fantastic but forgotten tunes from the 1930’s to ’50s. Here’s a review of their New York City show of these fine tunes.