Shaddow

Shaddow

 Arlington, Texas, USA
SoloR&BJazz

I AM SHADDOW AND SHADDOWRYDERZ IS MY ARMY!!!!

Biography

There’s no other way of getting to SHADDOW than for him to tell the story of his own life. As a Dallas, TX native, Shaddow got into music at a very young age. Listening to the old recordings his parents owned of Ronnie Laws, Al Jarreau, Stevie Wonder, and many others, SHADDOW’s love and desire for music performance was born. The music these Artists created made a tremendous impact on his young life as it soothed and aided in helping him get through a troubled childhood. It was no surprise that he would later decide to make music his passion and career.

Described as being a modern day Louis Armstrong, SHADDOW carries several artistic abilities - playing saxophone, writing music and lyrics, singing, and performing. To his credit, SHADDOW’s activities and experience is quite impressive. He is a Veteran of the US Army, US Army Band. During a tour in Korea, SHADDOW recorded and toured with Korean Funk Band WINDY CITY and worked with popular Korean Radio personality DJ Dorothy of Arirang Radio. He’s Recorded and Performed with Japanese R&B group READY SOUL. He’s performed and recorded with various other artists such as the rock band ONE NITE STAND, Hip Hop/ Soul Group KUUL-LA & GROOVEVILLAGE and many others in the DFW area. He has also been featured twice on We Talk Radio. He has two officially released singles - Worldwide Party (2012) and Don’t Stop Just Let It Ride (2011) – and his recent, unofficially released Prelude EP (2013). Shaddow is currently working on his next major project – Night Falls Suite – due to hit the latter half of 2016.

Just as Red Chakra (first track of his Prelude Album) implies, Shaddow defines his music and personality as being –

 “…a new vibe & energetic style of music for the masses. I’m a Jazz Artist. I want to change the listener’s perception and experience of what Jazz is all about. My goal is to positively impact the music culture and the lives of people. I ultimately want to leave a global legacy and historic footprint in music for generations to come… one that people can be proud of… FOREVER. I want to create a movement that people of all ages, gender, and ethnicity can draw a positive energy from to live life in its fullest capacity” – SHADDOW

Establishing himself as an industry Musician/ Artist, SHADDOW ranks among some of the best in the industry of entertainment. With a blend of modern and classic pop, jazz, soul, and funk, SHADDOW has developed an eclectic style of danceable energetic jazz music. At first glance it may seem as if his appeal is toward a young generation, however, don’t be fooled. SHADDOW’s positive music and message is for a much larger audience, non-specific to race, gender, ethnicity, or social status. His platform of interest is mixing music, fashion, and import car culture into one type of lifestyle. It is from this platform that his energy and passion is created and driven.

 

“I am all about inspiring and empowering others through music, making a difference in the lives of people. Optimism, peace, creativity, uniqueness, and charity should be our passion. I intend to travel the world to perform music that will awaken people to realize their own infinite potential. My goal is to create experiences that draw out only the positive emotions of desire, faith, love, sexiness, enthusiasm, romance, and hope. My music celebrates the one and only Supreme Being that lives in all of us… the ONE who identifies and connects us all as being ONE Human Race” - SHADDOW

Here are testimonials of what some people have to say about SHADDOW, his musicianship, and person:

 

 

“I AM SHADDOW AND SHADDOWRYDERZ IS MY ARMY”

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Music Education – Texas A&M Commerce

Music Performance – Univ. of Texas at Arlington

Recording & Producing – Berklee School of Music

Assoc. of Recording Technology – Cedar Valley College

Music Business & Production – Full Sail University

 


Lyrics

RED CHAKRA

Written By: SHADDOW

Red Chakra ( TSEP 1st entry )
Written, composed, produced & arranged by: SHADDOW

Intro: Shaddow Ethos Project, 1st entry, Red Chakra
As you know that, everything is energy, and absolutely nothing rests.

Hook: Like the sun up in the sky
I’m red hot like dynamite
I’m a million Fahrenheit
Cuz my music style ignites you like no other.

Like the sun up in the sky
I’m red hot like dynamite
I’m a million Fahrenheit
Cuz my music style ignites you like no other.

Like the sun up in the sky
I’m red hot like dynamite
I’m a million Fahrenheit
Cuz my music style ignites you like no other.

Verse: History in the making
Bask in all of my greatness
Legendary swagger cuz my style is so original.

History in the making
Bask in all of my greatness
Legendary swagger cuz my style is so original.

My name is S. (hey!) H. (hey!) A. (hey!) D squared. O. (hey!) W. (hey!) (hey!)
And history will know my name forever.

(sax ad libs)

My name is S. (hey!) H. (hey!) A. (hey!) D squared. O. (hey!) W. (hey!) (hey!)
And history will know my name forever.

(sax ad libs)

My name is S. (hey!) H. (hey!) A. (hey!) D squared. O. (hey!) W. (hey!) (hey!)
And history will know my name forever.

(sax ad libs)

Forever, forever, forever, forever, forever, Forever…….

JUST KEEP IT

Written By: SHADDOW

Just Keep It LYRICS
Written, composed, arranged and performed by: SHADDOW

Intro:
What up to, D-town, Arlington, and Ft Worth, H-town, Tokyo, Kanagawa,
Yokohama and Osaka, CT, NY, Miami, Detroit, and Goose Creek, CHI-Town,
Seoul, Manila, Shanghai, Busan, California, Mexico, Canada, Germany
And London Lets Go!
Verse1:
(saxophone plays)
Chorus:
Who knows where you’re going to
What you’re gonna do
Hold on to what’cha got
You might as well just keep it, just keep it, oh oh oh oh.
Verse2:
(saxophone plays)
Chorus: (3x)
Who knows where you’re going to
What you’re gonna do
Hold on to what’cha got
You might as well just keep it, just keep it
Who knows where you’re going to
What you’re gonna do
Hold on to what’cha got
You might as well just keep it, just keep it
Who knows where you’re going to
What you’re gonna do
Hold on to what’cha got
You might as well just keep it, just keep it
Flow:
Uh…Eyes light brown, afro-cuban
You somethin’ so I’m usin’
Lots of words to talk about your features
Won’t you come thru cuz I’m just crusin’
You say that you do not mind
I say girl lets ride
To a place with sunny skies
So lay back, relax, unwind
Top down, lookin at all the haters
Too fast, bye bye see ya later
Next scene, round two
Chillin at a spot where the water’s see-thru
I say that I’m feelin you
You reply, why is that boo?
I say cuz you being you
Keep that, keep that.
Bridge:
I like the way you do what you do
Just keep it babe, just keep it babe
Life is too short just to fake
Don’t you realize, we’re running outta time
Bridge2:
So just give in to it, you keep what you take (2x)
Give in (8x)
Give IN!
(so just give in to it [3x])
Chorus: (2x)
Who knows where you’re going to
What you’re gonna do
Hold on to what’cha got
You might as well just keep it, just keep it
Who knows where you’re going to
What you’re gonna do
Hold on to what’cha got
You might as well just keep it, just keep it, oh oh oh oh

GAIJIN GRINDIN

Written By: SHADDOW

Gaijin Grindin LYRICS
Written, composed, arranged, produced, and performed by: SHADDOW

Intro:
(Sexy ladies on the floor
If you from JP this for you, let it go) 4x
Verse:
(saxophone plays)
I really wanna touch you!
(saxophone plays)
baby girl what’s your name!
(saxophone plays)
been watchin you all night long!
(saxophone plays)
come on its my favorite song!
Pre-Chorus:
(your lips)
YOUR LIPS!
(your hair)
YOUR HAIR!
(your eyes)
YOUR EYES!!!
(so sexy)
(your body)
YOUR BODY!
(tellin’ me)
TELLIN’ ME!!
(come do what it gon’ do, Yeah!)
Chorus:
We can Gaijin Grind all night long
(till the sun comes up)
Relax babe, ease your mind its alright
(have a good time)
Don’t Stop pushin’ up on me
(cuz it feels so good)
So forget about all your problems girl
Cuz tonight we gonna: DANCE’UM ALL AWAY!
(I love the way we grind)
Verse2:
(saxophone plays)
I really wanna touch you!
(saxophone plays)
baby girl what’s your name!
(saxophone plays)
been watchin you all night long!
(saxophone plays)
come on its my favorite song!
Pre-Chorus:
(your lips)
YOUR LIPS!
(your hair)
YOUR HAIR!
(your eyes)
YOUR EYES!!!
(so sexy)
(your body)
YOUR BODY!
(tellin’ me)
TELLIN’ ME!!
(come do what it gon’ do, Yeah!)
Chorus:
We can Gaijin Grind all night long
(till the sun comes up)
Relax babe, ease your mind its alright
(have a good time)
Don’t Stop pushin’ up on me
(cuz it feels so good)
So forget about all your problems girl
Cuz tonight we gonna: DANCE’UM ALL AWAY!
(I love the way we grind)
Breakdown:
Work it, (grind it) 2x
I like the way you (work it, grind it)
I wanna see you (work it, grind it)
I like the way you (work it, grind it)
I wanna see you (work it, grind it)
I like the way you (work it, grind it)
I wanna see you (work it 6x) (grind it 6x)
I like the way you (work it 6x) (girnd it 6x)
I wanna see you (work it 6x) (grind it 6x)
I like the way you (work it 6x) (girnd it 6x)
I wanna see you (work it 6x) (grind it 6x)
I like the way you (work it 6x) (girnd it 6x)
I wanna see you (work it 6x) (grind it 6x)
I like the way you (work it 6x) (girnd it 6x)
I wanna see you (work it 6x) (grind it 6x)
I like the way you (work it 6x) (girnd it 6x)
Chorus:
We can Gaijin Grind all night long
(till the sun comes up)
Relax babe, ease your mind its alright
(have a good time)
Don’t Stop pushin’ up on me
(cuz it feels so good)
So forget about all your problems girl
Cuz tonight we gonna: DANCE’UM ALL AWAY!
We can Gaijin Grind all night long
(till the sun comes up)
Relax babe, ease your mind its alright
(have a good time)
Don’t Stop pushin’ up on me
(cuz it feels so good)
So forget about all your problems girl
Cuz tonight we gonna: DANCE’UM ALL AWAY!
Breakdown2:
DANCE’UM ALL AWAY! (7x)
(intro will be repeated again at the same time)

(this part repeats 3x)
I said I really wanna touch you!
(I really wanna touch you)
Baby girl whats your name!
(baby girl whats your name)
Been watchin’ you all night long!
(been watchin’ you all night long)
Come on its my favorite song!
(come on its my favorite song)

Chorus
We can Gaijin Grind all night long
(till the sun comes up)
Relax babe, ease your mind its alright
(have a good time)
Don’t Stop pushin’ up on me
(cuz it feels so good)
So forget about all your problems girl
Cuz tonight we gonna: DANCE’UM ALL AWAY!
We can Gaijin Grind all night long
(till the sun comes up)
Relax babe, ease your mind its alright
(have a good time)
Don’t Stop pushin’ up on me
(cuz it feels so good)
So forget about all your problems girl
Cuz tonight we gonna

HOW IM LIVIN

Written By: SHADDOW

How I’m Livin’ LYRICS
Written, composed, arranged, produced and perfomed by: SHADDOW

Intro:
This goes out to my homeboy Russell Bundy Jr.
Wish you could see me now….

When I think about all the dreams
All the people that kept me focused
When I was up, when I was down
You was around to keep me going
Be a VISIONARY
Is what we said.
Cuz we was pushin for something greater
And they couldn’t see it
But they couldn’t tell us that we couldn’t have it
And now you’re gone.
BUT NOW, the S on top and I will not refrain
Won’t rest until I see your face again
Until that day ya’boy will still remain
In it to win it, I’m just that fresh!
Chorus
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
Verse1:
(saxophone plays)
Pre-Chorus:
The clothes, the cars, the superstars
The travel to exotic places
Livin Lavish, lots of paper
Sexy women, soo amazing.
Chorus:
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
Verse2:
(saxophone plays)
Pre-Chorus:
The clothes, the cars, the superstars
The travel to exotic places
Livin Lavish, lots of paper
Sexy women, soo amazing.
Chorus: (2x)
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
Interlude:
Oh, life is not about where you been or where you’re goin
Its about how you get there
It’s the change, embrace the change, its so wonderful
Enjoy the journey, love your life, chase your dreams
And know you can do anything that you put your to, if you want to.
Ohhh, so lets start having fun
Breakdown:
(Hands up now) move, bounce, drop, SHAKE! (15x)
Chorus: (4x)
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.
I just can’t see livin any other way
Than how I’m livin, livin, livin, livin.

I WANT U BUT I CANT HAVE U

Written By: SHADDOW

I Want U But I Can’t Have U
Lyrics
Written, composed, arranged, produced and performed by SHADDOW

intro- instrumental

chorus-
I want u but I cant have u x4

verse 1-
It was a sunny day, bout a week from may
in a land where cherry blossoms fall in springtime
that was the first time I laid eyes upon you
lookin at the world through a pair of fossil shades
when I looked your way, I saw your sexy body walkin cross the floor (at that moment) I realized your smile was waiting for me
I was mesmerized as you passed me by, (speechless in the marvel of your beauty)
I felt a spell come over me as you walked out the door, intoxicated by the way you make your body sway. even though I got a girl, infatuations killin me (I cant stop this feelin from takin over me).

chorus-

verse 2-

I thought that was the last time I would see your face (but to my surprise outside I saw you standing)
as I said hi you asked for conversation
so I said lets take a walk around the way.
you said you couldn't go (but you wanted to) cuz your man was waiting 4 u cross the street (it didn't matter)
you said that you want me so bad its hurting
it took everything to maintain my cool, cuz your eyes were so captivating
we made plans to meet at another time, im so anxious babe, can't wait to be alone with you, even though I got a girl, infatuations killin me.

break down-

chorus-

verse 3-

we met the next night in the pale moonlight
you said lets ride to a place far from the city.
as we chilled in the park you touched my face,
I felt the air ignite around us into flames.
I said girl I want u (2night)
keep u on my team, lace u with finer things.
(but I already got a girl), you said it was cool like u knew the rules. so tonite lets dine in the pleasures that we crave. (your body's callin me babe)
as I held u close I felt the heat of 10,000 suns. I wish that it would never stop, I felt the rain drops fall as tears fell from your pretty eyes. (cant take it, want u so bad, this is killin me)

Chorus X2 fade out

Discography

Don't Stop Just Let It Ride - single -

Worldwide Party - single -

Prelude - EP -

Set List

45 min show ( cover tunes mixed in on some shows )

1. Don't stop just let it ride
2. Gaijin Grindin
3. How Im Livin
4. Just Keep It
5. Worldwide Party
6. Red Chakra
7. I Want U But I Cant Have U