With an upbringing of dotting between Nottingham and Australia, Shane Beales spent his formative years learning to break dance, do gymnastics, and saw the dawn of his songwriting ideals. This diversity in his earlier years of being on both sides of the planet aided him to elevate his songwriting to new dimensions.
Following a stint in Liverpool and forming the successful outfit ‘Baby Ingrid’, from which his songwriting was championed by the likes of Guy Chambers and Sir Paul McCartney, Shane then went solo and began his first big creation ‘Project 52’, a collection of 52 songs recorded and released once a week which spanned over the whole year of 2006.
Projects of a similar ilk have also been released including his 2012 release of Tel Aviv, a 15 minute six track micro album, and his highly inspirational release on 31st December 2012 ‘A New Year’ which was 365 beats long- both offerings received multiple support from BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 2, and The Guardian.
Now for 2014 we have Time which is a brooding contemplation of the finite, fragile and temporary nature of relationships. The work is a mature and thought-provoking release that carries an organic sound full of subtle colour and texture.
Due for release on 2nd June 2014 by SB Records and Kudos distribution the collection will feature four tracks described as: 'a song about the moon, a song about a miss, a song about a tragedy, and a song about the next day’.
Time also features a line-up of top musicians and has been produced by Jay Sikora (drummer for Lianne La Havas and Paolo Nutini).
A highly emotive music video directed by Andrew Howard has also been unleashed.
With Shane’s proven track record of spellbinding artistry, this is sure to be another head turner for the masses!
“Yearning, electro-flecked and melodic songsmithery”
Janice Long- BBC Radio 2
“I warmly applaud Mr Beales”
Tom Robinson- BBC 6Music
“I wish I’d written that song”
“One of the most interesting songwriters in Britain at the moment”
Louder Than The Music
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