SHAYNE

SHAYNE

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
SoloPopAdult Contemporary

Shayne is a blue eyed soul singer who is an old soul with a young heart; he wears his heart on his sleeve.

Biography

SHAYNE’s singing debut was on his first grade stage, when he belted out, in perfect pitch, My Heart Will Go On to a standing ovation. Growing up in Thunder Bay, Shayne trained under celebrated vocal coach Denise Kurceba-Krawczuk, owner of Applauze Productions. Through Shayne’s youth, he was casted in various local community theatre musicals, highlights include: Rent (Tom Collins); Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus and Peter);and Footloose (Reverend Shaw). Since 2010, Shayne began an annual tradition singing both contemporary pop songs and Italian Folk Music,at Thunder Bay’s Festa Italiana. 

At the age of 17, Shayne had the privilege of training with renowned vocal coach Seth Riggs in LA who has worked with Michael Jackson and Steve Wonder. Shayne formalized his musical training by earning a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Music Studies with a Major in Vocal Studies, at Humber College (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). While at Humber, enveloped with all his musical influences from soul to pop, Shayne recorded his first EP Hollywood Love, with his original songs Hollywood Love, White Dove, and Perfect Unison. 

Upon graduation in 2013, Shayne landed an internship at LA’s Sunset Sound. At Sunset Sound, Shayne gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for recording and songwriting. At this point, Shayne decided to make Toronto his new home base to further foster his singing and songwriting. During World Pride 2014, Shayne performed his original song No Limits to Love (“a universal anthem for love”), for Statlers’ lineup, on the OLG Central Stage. In the fall of 2014, Shayne trained under Toronto-based Elaine Overholt who coached John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer in Hairspray, along with Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, and Queen Latifah in Chicago.

To hone his craft and to workshop his original songs, Shayne continually performs at various open mics around Toronto such as Supermarket, FreeTimes Cafe, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Statlers and many more. Shayne performed Saturdays at Yorkville’s Toni Bulloni (November 2015 to February 2016), also making special appearances on NewYear’s Eve, Valentine’s Day and IceFest. 

Shayne released his self-titled debut album, SHAYNE, April 2016 with a collection of his original songs.

LIFT ME UP is the first single.