From: United States
Genre: Rock, R&B, Rock
Shyan Selah is a rising star who embodies the essence of the most trendsetting music icons from his hometown of Seattle. Inspired by the likes of Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain, Shyan Selah’s urban brand of rock music has created wide spread anticipation throughout the industry. He’s poised to take his special sound of Rock, Soul and Hip Hop music mainstream with his band, The Republic of Sound, and new album in production, City of Angels.
A versatile artist, whose music transcends both generations and cultures, Selah has music for everyone. Highlights from his first album, Brave New World, included the club-bangin’ hip hop single “Concrete City,” which was featured on the One Love: Tru Ballin’ 2 DVD along exclusive footage of major NBA and NFL sports stars; and the pop-rock track “Hollywood Blvd,” which went #1 on national college radio and was featured on the CBS/Paramount drama, NUMB3RS.
As an artist who strives to reach the youth, he has been on the speaking circuit for years, working with various high schools and colleges around the nation. Selah’s music and outreach has led to him being invited to act as an ambassador for musicians and music entrepreneurs from all over the world for the World Affairs Council’s International Leadership Conference series at the World Trade Center in Seattle, WA.
In March of 2012 Selah joined forces with Starbucks to bring the message of music and education to the community in Seattle, Wash. This collaboration has since grown to include the planning of a nation-wide tour with Selah stopping at Colleges, Universities and Starbucks locations in key cities throughout the United States including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, San Diego, Austin and Houston, TX with more dates and cities to be announced via shyanselah.com.
Furthering his mission of combining quality music with progressive messages, Selah presented a special advance online radio only release of his upcoming single, “Pink Butterfly” in October of 2012, dedicating the song to Breast Cancer Survivors. After receiving the support of the American Cancer Society in the Northwest, he was also honored with the cover of the ground-breaking magazine, Shine On Hollywood, which chose to follow his lead in raising awareness and dedicated their entire issue to the topic of Breast Cancer in the Entertainment Industry and preventative methods.
Quickly garnering respect and accolades from industry insiders, Shyan Selah is gearing up to break major ground in 2013. Not only is he embarking on an unprecedented tour for global brand power house, Starbucks and releasing “Pink Butterfly” worldwide through INGrooves/Universal marketed by INDIEPOWER in Spring 2013; but Selah will also mark his big screen debut in the feature film, Bronx Bull, starring William Forsythe, Paul Sorvino, and Natasha Henstridge, in addition to being featured on the film’s soundtrack.
The City of Angels album will be released fall quarter 2013.