The SHEE Collective is a collective of women singer-songwriters, poets, and performance artists, formed to promote women performers in and around the tri-state area. The idea for the collective was conceived by Catherine Moon in June of 1994 when she put on her first Women's Coffeehouse at Chapter One in New Brunswick, NJ. Since then Moon, along with Pamela Novick and Jan Loe (the driving forces of SHEE) have been organizing benefit shows to raise money for the ever-growing collective.
SHEE has appeared at venues such as Maxwells, Outpost In The Burbs, The Turning Point, and Douglas College (to name a few). Tina Maschi, one of the original members of the collective, put forth the idea to use the money raised at these shows to put out a compilation CD of local women songwriters and poets. This became the short-term goal of The SHEE Collective. The long-term goal being: supporting and promoting women's causes, particularly (but not exclusively) related to women artists, musicians and performers, in the assistance of furthering and actualizing their dreams.
The SHEE Collective takes inspiration for their name from the mythical Shee-la-na-gig, the self-possessed untamable Celtic Goddess. The members of The SHEE Collective are a diverse bunch of radical women. Each act is clearly original, and makes her own powerful statement about being a woman and an artist.