John Shaw is a Singer/Songwriter and musician. Born in Australia on July 3, 1992 he grew up in Perth where his interest was mainly sports. However, John held a secret passion for music and at the age of 13, he began to teach himself the guitar when he and a group of friends decided to form a band. John did not realize his vocal abilities, but when a band member overheard him singing The Red Hot Chili Pepper’s classic “By the way,” he immediately became their front man.
The band play through high school and in 2008 they entered and won The Battle Of The Bands Competition by playing the song “Tomorrow” by Silverchair. In 2009, they took 1st place in The Starlight Foundation Fundraising talent contest by playing The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Give it Away.’ The band was well on its way, but in late 2009, when high school came to an end, John was the only member who continued to pursue music.
In in the hopes of a solo career, John devoted himself to writing and composing his own music. He performed at open mics and solo gigs in small pubs and bars all over Perth. With a set list of over 30 covers and originals songs, he mesmerizes the crowd with his smooth smokey voice which keeps them guessing as to what he will do next. Most of the covers were videotaped and posted to YouTube, where he currently has over 200,000 total video views and overwhelming positive feedbacks. In addition, John marketed himself and his music through Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter & Reverbnation.
After a year, the hard work paid off and in mid-2011, the owner of SoonSoom Records contacted John. The result is the single, 'Not Gonna Be'