Shi

Shi

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when urban trip flows rock- music you deserve

Biography

From her 6th floor walk-up apartment in Brooklyn, this singer/songwriter has written, recorded, and produced her own music. Music that fuses urban rock with classical cadences and bluesy riffs. Her honest lyrics speak of raw emotions matched by the power of her pipes.

Who is Shi? Shi (pronounced "she") is as strong as she is sensitive and her music is an indisputable reflection of the many characteristics she embodies. She is a multi-dimensional woman coming out of Brooklyn with a myriad of talents - singer, songwriter, producer, pianist, actor, dancer, painter and a soon to be cutting edge trendsetter. Her lyrics and music are as empowering as they are achingly moving, speaking to issues of respect, living life fully and taking total control. Shi is also known for her incredibly dynamic voice and presence on the stage, taking an audience into her world and shaking them up with the sheer power of her spirit. Her fieriness, combined with her confident, feminine flare is what makes Shi a pioneering a new wave of female artists.

Born in Indiana, Shi was brought up in a troubled yet musical family, with her mom singing and playing the piano and her dad playing the piano, guitar, and singing. Shi found refuge from her family troubles in music. Shi was often heard singing herself to sleep from the time she was born. Her first introduction to the piano was at the age of six months where her babysitter, a composer, would watch amazed as she would plunk out the same notes he would play. Formal piano lessons started at age seven.

Shi was not only a natural musician, but also a born leader arranging the neighborhood kids to perform plays, ballets, and musicals. When she played Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz in her eighth grade production, her parents 'fell out of their chairs' when they heard Shi's powerful voice. They immediately started her on classical voice lessons.

Shi went on to win competitions, grants and scholarships in voice, piano, art, writing and acting. She performed in rock bands, jazz bands, musicals, choral groups, and madrigals, with her first recording experience being at 16 years old. Deep down, Shi really wanted to explore her vocal expression. She decided to move from her classical roots and turn to the sounds of her inspirations - Aretha, Stevie Wonder, Christina, Whitney, Prince, Tori Amos, and Joni Mitchell, to name a few.

Writing, singing both background and lead, playing the keyboard, and co-producing, Shi has been working with producers/engineers such as Michael Ross (Vanessa Cartlon, Christina Aguilera), Marvin Etzioni (Toad the Wet Sprocket), and Lloyd Tolbert (Lionel Richie). Her most recent work comes out of Active Soundz Studio with co-producer Zay (Mehuman). Together they breathed in a mixture of hip-hop, funk, soul, pop and rock, creating a journey within each song that explores loss, self, pain, power and love.

The powerful track, "Get Out", was created effortlessly, with the music coming first and then the lyrics pouring out. It became clear as she sang this song that it was actually about her abusive relationship with her father. This song speaks to anyone who has been in a disrespectful relationship and needs the strength to end it to reclaim their own energy. One of Shi's many goals is to "empower people to respect each other, most importantly ourselves, and to not blame others for what we allow to happen to us."

Shi is focused and passionate about creating music that's real, soulful, and thought provoking. Currently shopping for a deal with a major or independent label, she will prove to be a vital force in the industry. And Shi would have it no other way. After all, with her, it's "All or Nothing".

Lyrics

What RU Nutz

Written By: Shi

What RU NUTZ?
Words and music by Shi

You think I’m over qualified to give you what you want
You think I’m not good enough to be the one you need
Maybe you’re just confused cuz I say I’m just right
Either way I’m satisfied with telling you goodbye

Oh no here it comes
Oh no, there it goes
Oh no here it comes
Oh no, there it goes

Do you think I’d end up on the street
Do you think I’d run and hide
Do you think you’re the game in town
Do you think that I should cry

Everything I do
Ain’t about you
It’s about me
‘bout my sanity
every move I make
is all on me
not about you
it’s my choice to make
and I’ll make them anyway I chose
I’m not a fool
I won’t be used
See I got to stand up on my own
I believe in me
Got to be free

What ru nuts?
You done lost your mind if you think I’ll play along?
What ru nuts?
I want more from love, all the ladies know what I’m talking about?
All the time, all the trust all the faith on the line
You can take it back, you can keep it going, make up crazy

Oh no here it comes
Oh no, there it goes
Oh no here it comes
Oh no, there it goes

Do you think I’d end up on the street
Do you think I’d run and hide
Do you think you’re the game in town
Do you think that I should cry

Everything I do
Ain’t about you
It’s about me
‘bout my sanity
every move I make
is all on me
not about you
it’s my choice to make
and I’ll make them anyway I chose
I’m not a fool
I won’t be used
See I got to stand up on my own
I believe in me
Got to be free

I’m a bad girl there’s no way I will obey
I won’t wait until you think that I’m ok

Everything I do
Ain’t about you
It’s about me
‘bout my sanity
every move I make
is all on me
not about you
it’s my choice to make
and I’ll make them anyway I chose
I’m not a fool
I won’t be used
See I got to stand up on my own
I believe in me
Got to be free

You can take me
You can play me
You can arrange me
Do what you want to do
It’s all about you baby
Isn’t it, isn’t it

Funny how things have changed and how I’ve grown
And you thought I’d never make it on my own

Oh yah, here I come
Uh-oh there you go
Hell ya, here I come
Uh-oh there you go

Now who’s knockin’ at my door
Beggin me for more
Too bad I don’t have the time no more
Or care ‘bout you no more

Everything I do
Ain’t about you
It’s about me
‘bout my sanity
every move I make
is all on me
not about you
it’s my choice to make
and I’ll make them anyway I chose
I’m not a fool
I won’t be used
See I got to stand up on my own
I believe in me
Got to be free

Got to be

Dame

Written By: Shi

Dame
Words by Shi

Every time I close my eyes I seem to drifting deeper in this dream
Feel you as you press your lips against me
Feel my body rush when I hear your name
Don’t think I’ll ever be the same
Don’t want to stop
Please don’t wake me

You’re the one who fills my dreams
You’re the one who knows my needs
I can’t wait to make you see
You’re the one, you’re the one

You’re the one who calms my fears
You’re the one who dries my tears
Feels so good to be so near
You’re the one

Spent so many nights all alone
Felt hopeless waiting by the phone
Only to be sorry Mr. No One called at all
Then you came and swept me off my feet
Now it seems my life it is so sweet
All because you choose to make me you’re only one

You’re the one who fills my dreams
You’re the one who knows my needs
I can’t wait to make you see
You’re the one, you’re the one

You’re the one who calms my fears
You’re the one who dries my tears
Feels so good to be so near
You’re the one

Estoy locomente
Enamorada
Dame

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Discography

album- the only one
singles- what ru nutz, get out, dame

Set List

four different sets- from 15min to 45 plus
not in this order: what ru nutz, dame, the only one, something in the air, all or nothing, i don't want to, step aside, get out plus Shi's unreleased songs

Covers: nikka costa - tug of war
christina- various songs- spanish and otherwise
prince- sexy MF, purple rain, plus
madonna- burnin' up, you can't hurt me now, NIN- animal, chaka- tell me something good, all remixed and typically adding a hip hop beat