My name is Shane. I began playing piano at the age of 4 and by age 14, I won 1st place in a Nat’l Talent Competition in the US, cut a record with Capital Records and was awarded a monetary music scholarship from Julliard School of Music in NYC. In New York, I honed my talent as a Singer/Songwriter, and was an accepted member of the AGAC American Guild of Actors & Composers in NY, of which I am very grateful. I continued writing, recording music, performed in off-Broadway theater productions, put together a top-40 band & sang in various clubs, casinos, etc. Soon, I recorded with top producers at Phila. Int’l Recording Studios. However, due to the drastic change in the music industry, the money I received in the music business was not enough to pay my mortgage, bills in a single home in New Jersey. I changed careers and became a NJ State Correction Officer & entertained the sick in hospitals & nursing homes on my days off.
The Colleges I attended were La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA and Camden County College, NJ. My studies included Industrial Relations, Corporate Law & Communications, Contract Compliance, Psychology & Law; and earned highest honors Golden Key & Phi Theta Kappa & PSI Beta.In 2001, I was a crucial part of the Urgent Response to NY on 9/11 as Team Leader of C.I.S.M.’s Int’l Critical Incident Stress Mgt Team (I was personally requested and dispatched out of New Jersey for four long grueling months). As a result, I underwent my own brutal recovery & intense therapy needed to restore my own health due to life threatening work assignments & the intense exposure to bio-hazardous & deadly toxins. The only thing that brought relief was listening to and playing music. I began recording songs with Grammy Award winning Producer Andy Kravitz & jumped back into my music career with a new defiance and conviction. Andy helped bring out my most beautiful & orchestral rock sounds from deep within my soul & out into his studio in NJ. I recorded with the Hooters Band with Producers John O. Senior & Rob Hyman & cut my 1st album “SHANE and THE HIGH COMMAND”.Presently, I am a member of the Nat’l Academy of Recording Artists (NARAS) & Voting Member with the professional Grammy Assoc. One of high points in my career was the release of my song “Arise”. This was a blessing from God. It is a strong ballad about and an Anthem for Survivors and Peace Makers around the world. I’m very thankful to have worked on this project with great Award-Winning Producers and Artists, namely: Andy Kravitz, John O. Senior, Blue Eagle and Michael Lazarus.
LOVE AND HELP ONE ANOTHER NO MATTER WHAT!!
Sing more … Dance more … Smile more … Love more …
(FB: Songwriting Shane)
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Music Producer, Singer-Songwriter, Composer, Arranger & Recording Artist at The Akademia Music Awards, Music Producer, Singer-Songwriter, Composer, Arranger & Recording Artist at Hollywood Music in Media Awards and NJ State Police DOC at New Jersey State Law Enforcement Officers Association