Supersonic Flight

Shayne Holland Band

This is guitar driven, anthemic rock with ethereal soundscapes that could open at any U2 or Coldplay show.

Shayne Holland’s new effort “Supersonic Flight” is a Mach leap forward for this young rock singer from the Boston area. The title track leads off the album, establishing the firm and aggressive rock and roll stance of Holland’s backing band, which steadily supports, if not incites, him through the entire album. Indeed, with only limited time to record Supersonic Flight, the recording sessions fuel the album with an urgency that reflects Holland’s own passion, creating a focus that’s easy to hear and a raw energy that powers Holland’s songs, which are, without exception, among the best he’s ever written. “Down to Zero” rocks solid, “ a beautiful piano figure rallies the rhythm forward on “Make the Walls Come Down” and “Reborn” takes a smokier path with uninhibited lead guitar dancing all around Holland’s powerful vocal performance.
For the first five tracks, guitars drive forward breathlessly, setting a pace with bass and drums that scarcely relax until Holland reaches the mid-tempo jewel called “Hands.” Located in the center of the album, this is the emotional centerpiece of the entire effort. Following that signpost, “Guide My Way” would sound comfortable on any Coldplay album, “In Your Name” channels the authentic bass/drum/chiming guitar rush of U2 and “Deep” ends the album inviting listeners into the firelight to sing along.
At Holland’s CD release party in Boston, his band’s ease and agility freed Holland to truly take flight with the songs he had labored over in the studio which were being debuted in front of an audience for the first time. He joyously and confidently challenged the crowd, inviting sing-alongs, handclaps and shouting. Holland succeeds on Supersonic Flight in creating a thoroughly enjoyable rock and roll rush for any listener.
-Carter Alan/W.Z.L.X 100.7

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The Future Is a Cartoon World

Shayne Holland

An album of anthemic rock, ambient textures and soaring vocals.

"The Future Is A Cartoon World" paints multi-layered strokes of pop-rock music in the bright, hook-laden opening track "The Future Is A Cartoon World" 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".

In addition to Shayne's impassioned song writing and performance, he has assembled some of the best musicians in the industry to record this array of spirited songs on "The Future Is A Cartoon World"; they include: Dave Mattacks on drums who's recording and session work includes such legends as Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, Elton John, XTC, Brian Eno and Jethro Tull; Brad Hallen on bass who's played for Aimee Mann, Susan Tedeschi, Ministry and Mike Welch; and Milt Reder on guitars who has played for Bo Diddley, Susan Tedeschi and Robin Lane.

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Rain

Shayne Holland

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

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Unconditional

Shayne Holland

Today's Top 40(Fresh, upbeat introspective, modern pop music that weaves warm rhythms with bright tempos. In similar vein as modern U2.

A reflection of emotions - the truth, the soul translated into music that easily finds its way into affecting others. Shayne Holland is the man behind the music that does just that. Taking his experiences and feelings, he has created fresh, upbeat, introspective pop music that is mainstream but far from predictable. Weaving warm rhythms with bright tempos, Shayne creates a sound that crosses adult contemporary with modern pop - "categories" aside, Shayne simply writes music with lyrics that certainly connects with everyone and sticks in your head at the same time.

In 2001 Shayne released his debut recording, a four-song CD entitled Rain that served as a prelude to his brand-new, first full-length Unconditional. Unconditional in 11 songs paints multi-layered strokes of pop music - from the bright, hook-laden opening track "She's Mine" to the captivating, heartening title track "Unconditional"; from the colorful, horn-led islandy number "Glow" to the pop rocker "Cosmic Kiss" (and it's undeniably addictive remix that closes the CD) to the absolutely catchy "Heartache" - a song that's radio-ready for sure - and all the dynamic tunes in between. In addition to Shayne's impassioned song writing and performance, he has assembled some of the best musicians in the industry to record this array of spirited songs on Unconditional; they include: Dave Mattacks, on drums, percussion, and electronic bass and whose recording and session work includes such legends as Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, Elton John, XTC, Brian Eno, and Jethro Tull; Brad Hallen on bass, whose background includes recording/session work with Aimee Mann, Susan Tedeschi, Ministry, and Mike Welch; Eguie Castrillo on additional drums and percussion, whose musical credits include Jennifer Lopez, Tito Puente, Steve Winwood, The Boston Pops, Victor Mendoza, and more; and Milt Reder on guitars, who has been a session player for Bo Diddley, Susan Tedeschi, and Robin Lane and as a member of the bands Barrence Whitfield and The Savages and Four Piece Suit has received airplay on HBO and Showtime. Scott Aruda on trumpet, Dave Scholl on saxophone, and Brian Nash on piano for one track "Glow," round out the musicians, which includes Shayne himself on piano for all the other songs. With his first full-length now complete, Shayne has plans to tour in promotion of Unconditional - but Unconditional is just the tip of the iceberg as far as Shayne's songs go, for though he has just released this recording, he has already finished writing and recording his second album.
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