The Shiitake Project
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The Shiitake Project

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Band Rock Acoustic


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"Song Assessment - Summer Smile"

I like your voice. I feel the song has a nice casualness about it that does make it feel like summer. You have a good grasp that the hook of the song is the title.
Vocal Performance - Very Good
Instrumental Performance - Very Good
- Song Writers Of Canada

"Song Assessment - Goodbye"

I enjoy the sound of your voice. It has a lot of depth and range to it.
- Song Writers Of Canada

"Song Assessment - Handmade Sailboat"

My anonymous reviewer had the insightful comment written on the lyric sheet:
"you must change the title, nowhere in this song do you reference a Handmade Sailboat"

The opening line of the first verse:
"I built this sailboat by hand"..

Needless to say, I've kept the title. - Songwriter Association of Canada


"...You're like a Steven Page without the baritone and somewhat like another male solo singer Justin Ewart. Heartfelt songs for sure....I must applaud you..your heart is in the right place.." - Lidia Vila, President, -


Feb 2011 - The Shiitake Project - "5 Days in Bath" 8 track EP. 8 beautiful tracks recorded at the Tragically Hip's studio, produced by Josh Finlayson (Sky Diggers, Gord Downie & the Country of Miracles).

Nov 2008 - Keith Shiner & The Shiitake Project Trio - "Finding Voice" - 10 original tracks recorded with my trio - bass and drums to fatten the sound.

Dec 2007 - The Shiitake Project Presents - Keith Shiner - So High, Solo. 15 acoustic originals weaving tales of relationships, sailing, and having fun. Available on-line at CDBABY.COM, as well as iTunes (and other eMusic retailers)

Spring 2005 - I played guitar on a CD called 'Sing For It'; a CD that raised $14000 for breast cancer research.

Fall 2002- The Shiitake Project, Fall Release - 2002. I held concerts to raise money for breast cancer research.



In 2000 I started a musical collective called The Shiitake Project; an ever changing group of musicians - originally formed to perform shows to raise money for Cancer research.

The latest incarnation is a powerful 4 piece that recorded "5 Days in Bath" - playing packed shows in and around the Toronto area, the band is hitting their stride.

My main focus now is writing, recording and performing my original tunes.I have enjoyed captivating audiences with my unique guitar style - and it is my voice that sets me apart from others; reminiscent of Neil Young, Jack Johnson and Hayden. I take a professional approach to performing - I want the best product on stage to make sure people get into the groove.