Some say that they were born to rock, but Shanti was literally born rocking. The daughter of musician parents, her songstress mother recalls performing while pregnant and Shanti was kicking to the beat of the drums! Yes, this girl came out ready to perform! Stating as a child that she was the incarnation of Elvis Presley was only the beginning. Although her musical style isn't that of his, she does think very highly of the King. It's evident in Shanti's music that the sweeter side of rock n roll is a staple of her diet, while her soulful, powerful lyrics and vocals complete what is perfection. Listen once and find yourself driven by the beat and the melody, listen twice and you'll hear her depth, listen more and you'll be hooked!
Driven to make her mark in the music industry, Shanti released her first record "This Moment" on her own label Allone Records. After a number of TV/Film placements and radio play, Shanti was asked to be part of the 2004 and 2006 Vans Warped Tour, where she continues to build an eager audience. As part of the Warped Tour family, Shanti currently has items on display at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame's new exhibit, "12 Years of Mayhem: The Warped Tour!"
Although Shanti has presented herself mostly as an artist in the Pop-Rock genre, she started out in coffee shops, traveling the world with her acoustic guitar in hand. Her new album Stranger Days gives us the best of both of her worlds. Collaborating with producers Chris Wardman and Brad Haehnel, Shanti has created an album that will satisfy the fans of both her Rock and Acoustic shows. The album gives you music with a full band and full production and the same 12 songs in a stripped down acoustic setting, available for download. Combining her edge and the catchy pop hooks that we love to sing along with, Shanti again captures something different. Deeper and more politically charged than her previous release, Stranger Days fires you up and then breaks you down.
Gearing up for the Summer 2008 release of Stranger Days, Shanti will be shooting a video for her first single "Novocaine," heading out on the Vans Warped Tour and continuing NOT to whore herself to the industry for the cause... Watch out!