Shyann

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[From Original Website] Promising singer/songwriter Shyann recently released her highly anticipated album INTO THE GROUND. This album showcases a dark jazz-influenced sound that has been described as “Trip Pop”, combining Shyann’s raw vocals with producer Nick Name’s unique touch. Her musical influences stem from artists ranging from Amy Winehouse and Portishead to Amel Larrieux, Outkast and Radiohead.

Shyann was born in Montreal, raised in Toronto, Ontario and grew up in a diverse musical environment. She trained extensively as an operatic singer with renowned vocalist and educator Eleanor Calbes. Eventually her interests expanded to jazz and soul music, and she has evolved into a seasoned songwriter and performing artist. Recently she placed into the top finalists of the 2012 Canadian Radio Star National Songwriting Competition with the song ‘Green Mellotron’ – featured on her upcoming album. The song placed third for ‘Most Views’ and sixth place for ‘Song Favourites’ out of hundreds of submissions. In addition to her songwriting successes, the ‘making-of’ short film for her upcoming album INTO THE GROUND was selected to be screened in both the 2012 Mississauga Independent Film Festival and the 2012 Hamilton Film Festival – an excellent way to make an entrance on the Canadian music scene.

Shyann has developed a very unique sound, which she greatly attributes to collaborating
with producer Nick Name. Name is an accomplished producer, multi-instrumentalist & engineer. He has a list of production credits ranging from feature films (“Six Reasons Why”, starring Colm Feore) to Canadian Idol R&B sensation Gary Beals’ chart topping “I’ve Changed.” He was also a key member of Club Treehouse, a pop super-group with a cult-following in Canada.

Together, Shyann & Nick Name combine elements of jazz, soul & trip hop in their sound. INTO THE GROUND also features guest appearances from Canadian trumpeter, Brownman Ali (Guru, Mos Def) and emcee, Telescope, among many others. Shyann’s versatility, raw vocals and coy-yet-confident stage presence are a potent mix that is set to take the Canadian – and International – music world by storm.

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Shyann
Into The Ground
Jan 2013
 
Phil Demetro
 
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Shyann
Into The Ground
Jan 2013
 
Phil Demetro
 
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