If you were to ask Shane when his interest in music began he will pause, frown and say something along the lines of “I don’t really recall, I have been singing and playing all of my life”. As a child he remembers being prodded by his father to get up on stage to sing at a wedding and realising that music was going to be a lifelong passion. As a teenager, he spent endless hours listening to all genres of music but always had a special love of Country music. He sang along to Kenny Rogers, George Strait, Waylon Jennings and so many other greats and the new sounds of Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw and even Shania Twain. And he sang along to all their songs with his warm rich voice that took family and friends by surprise when they heard him.
But it wasn’t until Shane tried his hand at recording that his music really began to blossom. At a small Calgary recording studio, with just his guitar in hand, he recorded a handful of cover songs as a birthday present for his wife. Inspired by this experience he went on to write the songs he recorded for his first CD – “Forever Aint Long Enough”. His song writing is reflective of the life experiences which all listeners can identify with and his singing reminds you of why you love Country music.
Shane has been a strong presence in the singer songwriter scene in Calgary and his writing has matured and found its own unique voice as he has developed his craft. When asked about song writing he will say “I think song writers look at life a little differently, because a lot of the time you have to bring the listener full circle, introduce them to something you care about, explain it, and then resolve it… even if the resolution is knowing that sometimes there is no real answer or ending.”
“I love how something so simple can touch so many people, in so many different ways – Its the magic of music and the most elusive and greatest reward for an artist”.
Shane is looking forward to releasing a string of new songs to Canadian Country Music in 2015 and making his revitalised presence felt in the genre that he loves.