Born in Montreal, raised in Toronto, Shyann is an emerging Canadian singer/songwriter who combines jazz, trip hop & soulful vocals to craft her sound. She’s influenced by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Portishead, Steve Wonder, Janelle Monae and Radiohead. Starting off in a musical world of opera singing, then expanding into Jazz and Trip Hop music, you can hear the product of her musical influences in her debut album titled ‘Into The Ground’, produced by Nick Name.
‘Into The Ground’ is a FACTOR-funded project that combines Shyann’s haunting vocals with Nick Name’s unique production. After performing to a sold out crowd at her album release party (held at Drake Underground), the duo embarked on a project to record live performances of a number of songs from the album. ‘Live At Hart’ is a series of live music videos that were recorded at Hart House in Toronto. These music videos are currently airing to rave reviews on an OMNI Television series, ‘V-Mix’.
Since the album release in 2012, Shyann was one of the top finalists of the 2012 Canadian Radio Star National Songwriting Competition and was nominated for Best Emerging Performing Artist from the Mississauga Arts Council. She has opened for July Talk at the SoundBites Food Truck Festival, headlined the Canadian Beatboxing Championships (Mod Club Theatre), performed in the NFL Pre-Game Show (Yonge-Dundas Square), DesiFest (Yonge-Dundas Square) & opened for Bunji Garlin at Irie Music Festival. She also toured Japan in 2014 promoting ‘Into The Ground’ in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukushima and Kyoto. Currently, Shyann is crafting an eight- piece music ensemble called ‘The Shyann Collective’ – which features a blend of vocals, beatboxing, emceeing, keys, bass, guitar, drums, backup vocals & a DJ under Shyann’s lead. They recently played to a crowd of over 1,000 people at The Carlu in Toronto.
With Shyann’s live act expanding, and a new album in the works, Shyann is eager to continue crafting her sound, both as a recording artist and performer and embraces every opportunity that comes her way. To learn more about Shyann, listen to her music.