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"Scott McCord"

"Just when it seems like Ryan Adams and Wilco are getting boring (say it ain't so!), along comes The Shine On - a shamelessly talented band led by a shamelessly talented songwriter. The Shine On's Young Flyers EP is remarkably well-titled - 4 fresh, heartfelt songs with enough twang and introspection to satisfy the critics, but thankfully lacking the "drivin'-n'-cryin' " adages that have become too commonplace in modern alt-country. In a world of wishy-washy singer-songwriters choking the countries play-lists, The Shine On's debut is a welcome gasp of authentic bar-room air." - 100.3 The Bear Edmonton Alberta


Discography

The Shine On - Young Flyers EP (2005, Broken Oak)
"YVR" - Single from Young Flyers EP - recieved airplay on CHLY 101.7 Nanaimo BC, COOP 102.7 Vancouver BC, The Bear 100.3 Edmonton AB, The Zone 93.1 Victoria BC

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"Just when it seems like Ryan Adams and Wilco are getting boring (say it ain't so!), along comes The Shine On - a shamelessly talented band led by a shamelessly talented songwriter. The Shine On's Young Flyers EP is remarkably well-titled - 4 fresh, heartfelt songs with enough twang and introspection to satisfy the critics, but thankfully lacking the "drivin'-n'-cryin' " adages that have become too commonplace in modern alt-country. In a world of wishy-washy singer-songwriters choking the countries play-lists, The Shine On's debut is a welcome gasp of authentic bar-room air."
-Scott McCord, 100.3 The Bear, Edmonton, Alberta

Combining 60’s pop and country with the ambient vocal structures of 90’s avant garde, The Shine On manage to inject a sense of both claustrophobia and open spaces into their music and in doing so they've run their brand of arty confusion through a 60’s pop filter. They shoot with a punchy brand of rock'n'roll full of the energy and vitality of life, classic in it’s delivery but ultimately a product of the modern world. Endebted to Bruce Springsteen as much as Radiohead, they create a breezy and brainy ambience that the listener won't soon forget.

Vancouver, BC’s The Shine On began in fledging forms in the winter of 2003 as a new beginning and new identity for singer/songwriter Geoff Nilson. After wadding through many different bands and styles he struck out on his own to form a voice that he could present to the world. He wanted to conect with the musical monoliths passed on to him by his parents. Neil Young, The Beatles, Phil Spector. But he would put a twist on his old favourites. Born on Vancouver Island but raised in the beautifully bland yet always bustling Surrey, BC, his location at the border between rural and suburban played a significant role in the formation of his sound. Bending the traditional sounds and structures of pop music to reflect his more atmospheric view of life.

With the addition of Martin Danyluk (guitar/keyboard/backing vocals), Ben Musaev (bass) and Brad Danyluk (drums/percussion) The Shine On moves forward, excited to showcase their brand of indie pop. The Shine On's debut ep, Young Flyers, was released on Broken Oak Records in the fall of 2005.