Anthemic Pop-Rock with an upbeat rhythm section and warm, driving bass lines
THE TRUTH, THE SOUL translated into music that easily finds its way into affecting others. With a catalogue of over 200 songs, Shayne Holland is a Boston based singer-songwriter behind the music that does just that. In 1998 Shayne released his debut recording "Satellite" followed by 2001's four song CD "Rain". His first full length "Unconditional" released in the Spring of 2003 featured such hits as "Carry Me Home" and the heartfelt, title track "Unconditional" which charted at number 20 on the CMJ top 200 that year and won best rock ballad in the Falmouth Arts association. His single “Where Have You Been" was featured in 2011's "The Message", an Integrity Films LLC production out of Tampa, Florida. Shayne released 2007's "The Future Is A Cartoon World" which paints multi-layered strokes of pop-rock music in the bright, hook-laden opening track "The Future Is A Cartoon World"(featured on Boston's 92.5 The River) to the hopeful ballad "Don't Close Your Eyes"; from the dance beat infused rocker "Big Bang" to the captivating, heartening and anthemic "Sisters and Brothers". "The Future Is A Cartoon World" features Dave Mattacks on drums who's recording and session work includes such legends as Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, Elton John, Brian Eno; Brad Hallen( Aimee Mann, Susan Tedeschi); and Milt Reder on guitars( Bo Diddley, Susan Tedeschi). In the winter of 2012 Shayne founded his own band, Shayne Holland Band (SHB). SHB's anthemic rock, in a similar tradition as U2, have an energetic stage performance with deep, uplifting lyrics with spiritual overtones that paint various landscapes of the human heart. SHB is a band on a mission to help bring healing to a hurting world through music and lyrics and move those who just want to rock. SHB has just released their full length album entitled, "Supersonic Flight" featuring 10 new tracks written by Shayne Holland and produced by Shayne Holland and Yuki Kanesaka with additional performances by Masato Itoh on guitar and Takuma Anzai on drums. SHB is touring the East Coast in promotion of the new material.
"HOLLAND’S INTENT TO CRAFT A MUSICAL TOOL FOR HIS WORDS AND BELIEFS SUCCEEDS ADMIRABLY ON SUPERSONIC FLIGHT, WHICH WILL BE A THOROUGHLY-ENJOYABLE ROCK AND ROLL RUSH FOR ANY LISTENER. HOLLAND’S SONGS ARE, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, AMONG THE BEST HE’S EVER WRITTEN. " CARTER ALAN 100.7 WZLX