Shelley Preston was born on May 14th 1964 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, Shelley started singing when she was 4 years old in the Sunday School choir, and whilst still at school sang with the Bournemouth Operatic Society. She is a former member of Brian May band (Back To The Light Tour).
She worked professionally as a singer at a hotel night club in Sri Lanka for six months before achieving overnight fame in July 1985, after being chosen as the new member of pop group Bucks Fizz, at the highly publicised auditions in London. She was introduced to the nation on BBC1's Wogan show. Shelley only had six weeks to learn the entire Bucks Fizz stage act, from songs to dance routines, before embarking on an extensive UK tour. She immediately became a favourite with Bucks Fizz fans! The song 'New Beginning' [UK no.8], which features an African style choral chorus, was to be their biggest hit during her time with them. By the time she left the group in 1990, she had toured the world.