Shane Scheib
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Shane Scheib

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
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"Artist: Shane Scheib Album: Genrelicious"

Any art form, including music, has a tendency to mimic the real-life experiences of the artist, and Nashville based musician Shane Scheib is no exception. After spending time overseas as a Missionary, studying at Jeff Berlin’s Players School in Florida, starting a guitar club in New Zealand and salmon fishing in the Bering Sea Scheib, acting upon a suggestion of the boat’s skipper, packed up his bags and moved to Nashville to pursue music fulltime. The chameleon like nature that defines his life’s story is directly reflected in his new release, the 6-song EP Genrelicious. Each song represents a different side of the songwriter’s musical background. From jazz to country to industrial and beyond, it’s all there on this eclectic collection of tunes.

The album kicks off with the track “Bossa Sauce,” which, though the title may suggest, is a little far removed from a traditional Bossa Nova track, but it is interesting nonetheless. An instrumental, Scheib lays down a funky, Latin-based groove and then layers a single-note guitar line over top that develops throughout the song. With the addition of some ear grabbing, rhythmic punches around the middle of the tune, the guitarist keeps the interest level flowing...

...his strengths seem to lie in the funkier, more rock-oriented tracks such as “Fung Ku” and “Indie Event”... the guitarist sounds right at home during these hard-driving numbers, digging deep into the pocket and laying down some very solid rhythm guitar work...

Scheib can really wail and these tunes showcase his strong ability as a rock guitarist. Not to be ignored is his tone, which ranges from lightly distorted on the first track and heavily industrialized on the latter. By adjusting the level of his crunch, Scheib not only elevates the energy on these tracks, he also keeps the listener guessing as to what’s coming next, a skill that any entertainer needs to succeed.

Ever the musical chameleon, Scheib then picks up a banjo, grabs a microphone and delves into the country inspired, tongue in cheek song “Fee Free.” Showing his comical side, but with the musicianship to back it up, might have backfired for other artists, but Scheib pulls it off. The song will put a smile on one’s face, but also get their feet tapping at the same time, not an easy thing to pull off. There’s also a killer, though short, chicken picken’ solo at the end of the track that definitely leaves one wanting more of this style of playing from the multi-faceted performer.

...Scheib is successful in showcasing the myriad of genres and styles that have influenced him over the years, and that he feels comfortable writing and performing in...With this in mind the talented composer and performer could easily take any of these six songs, follow those particular genres out with 8 to 10 more tracks, and come up with six release-worthy albums. After hearing what Scheib can do with an EP, one can only hope he takes these musical nuggets and sees them to fruition. - Review by Matthew Warnock


Discography

Demonstrative - 2005 (Demo)
Genrelicious - 2010 (EP)
Epic Epic Epidemic - 2010 (Single - Digital Release Only)

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“The first time I learned how to play guitar with one hand was from a hippie harpist with leather pants and long nails. One week’s lesson when I was 13 consisted of going into the teaching room, pressing play on the VCR and watching a video of Stevie Ray Vaughn live. That changed everything for me.”

-Shane Scheib

"With stunning melodic layers and edgy vocal hooks, Shane will capture your imagination and fill your head with tuneful music that will certainly make its way through your favorite heavy rotation playlist.”

-TheBandcampDiaries

"If you haven't heard Shane Scheib yet, get ready to live"

-Candle Kincade, i105 WFIV Knoxville

 

Shane Scheib was born in Eastern Washington State and grew up in the small rural communities of Coulee City and then Ellensburg. He founded various bands including Native Born Alien and Fall Away Façade. He received training in Jazz guitar at Jeff Berlin’s Player’s School of Music in Clearwater, Florida. After acquiring a business degree from Central Washington University and working a few years in global logistics Shane left the United States for missionary work and held several odd jobs including being a chauffeur, milking cows, and teaching guitar lessons. While overseas he started a Guitar Club at a Maori primary school in Waharoa, NZ, performed for troops at Yokota U.S. Air Force Base in Fussa, Japan, and recorded music in Auckland, NZ for a YWAM compilation album.

Upon returning stateside he worked on a salmon fishing tender in the Bering Sea, and the skipper, a retired Nashville songwriter encouraged Shane to make the move to music city.  Shane first moved to Knoxville, TN where he lived at the "Banks House" during the formative stages of United Pursuit. Eventually he took the boat captain's advice and now resides in Nashville where he recorded his gun-for-hire calling card, the Genrelicious EP, an avant-garde blend of genres fashioned together by a master craftsman of guitar music, produced with the intention of highlighting the unique abilities of one of Nashville’s most versatile guitarists.

Shane released the radio friendly Fast Friends EP in June 2015 which garnered rotation on over 100 terrestrial stations nationwide. The release was accompanied by a his second US tour and received acclaim from music critics and blogs around the world. In 2019 Shane released Roller Coaster Night (Radio Version), a collaboration with long-time producer Ryan Mohr. An indie-pop summer anthem, the song has received more plays and playlist placements across digital streaming sites than any of his prior releases to date. 

Shane currently plays for and writes with several Nashville artists, and tours the country with a full band performing his new guitar driven indie-pop and alt-rock music intensified by flashy guitar tricks, planted in jazz and blues roots.