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Shawn James

Hey there, this is Shawn James.
I’ve had way too many writers think they could sum me up & relay what I’m about from an hour long conversation so they could write my “bio” but I’ve had it. Screw that. I’ll tell it in my own words.

I was born & raised In Chicago, Illinois.
I grew up on the south side of the city where I attended a gospel church. I was always around a lot of heartfelt soulful music & hardworking, real, down to earth people. Although I no longer abide by any religion, I value the times I had and how they shaped me to be what I am now.

I’ve moved around quite a bit living in all different parts of the US. While absorbing all sorts of different cultures from here & around the world, I’ve developed my own sound.

I started releasing my own music in 2012 and haven’t stopped since.
I play a wide range of music from folk to blues, r&b, Gospel to rock, metal & alotta things in between.
The main constant amongst all the genres would be that it’s all done with emotion, feeling, heart & a lotta soul.
I mean what I say & deeply feel what I play.

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Events featuring Shawn James

Mar 16, 2022
10:30pm — 11:10pm
Presented by
Empire Agency

Details

From:

Seattle, WA

Genre:

Rock

Subgenre:

Soul

Professional Connections:

Shawn James is seeking the following:

  • Brand Partnership
  • Gear Endorsement
  • Other Artists to Tour With
  • Sync/Music Supervisors