Shane Meade is a gifted singer songwriter and catalyst behind the soul-infused, rock jazz project Shane Meade & the Sound. His music captivates the imagination, and audiences connect to his inspirational lyrics and universal subject matter. His unique and soulful style helps deliver an engaging live performance that is both powerful and uplifting.
From a diamond in the rough, to an artist on the rise, Shane remains simple and honest in his approach to songwriting. His intimate solo shows reveal candid moments of story-telling, highlighting the true pleasures and pain in life. Shane encourages audience interaction during these performances as he turns the stage into one's own living room, as a way of giving back to those who continue to support and appreciate original live music.
About the SOUND… Formed in 2005, the Tampa, FL based group combines infectious vocals, melodic hooks with feel good grooves, and has the uncanny ability of turning even the largest of venues into an intimate musical experience. Nearly a decade into a career marked by steady artistic growth, relentless touring efforts throughout the southeast, Virgin Islands, and selected cities nationwide, SMS has also gained recognition and industry praise with both their 2010 double-disc album – "Candle Lights & Conspiracies", and 2014 release - "All Walks of Life". The overwhelming response to their most recent festival appearances and live performances has triggered a growing consensus that this group is well on their way to breaking out onto the national scene, capturing not only the ears but the hearts of an array of listeners.
On any given night, SMS will feature:
Shane Meade – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
Jason “Fil” Pate - lead guitar, mandolin, banjo, percussion
Bo McMillion – bass, lead guitar
Tito Vallejo - bass
Albert “Newbeat” Warren – drums
Chris “Stix” Newsom – drums/percussion
Rob Masten – saxophones, flute
Casey Otto - keyboards
Sean Shuffler - lead guitar
Whether it’s an intimate acoustic performance, or full-band experience with the SOUND, SMS continues to create a style of music that not only passes the test of time, but builds a bridge between people and will touch the souls of all walks of life.