ShyBoy’s new single “Backroom” evokes dimly lit dance floors of a different kind. Described by The GATE as "timelessly fun" with vocals that are “slick, rich, and addictive,” “Backroom” was featured in the second season of the CW’s Dynasty reboot. The song’s accompanying music video (directed by Michael Bodie) features a cast of characters intertwined in a sultry, pansexual setting that celebrates the evolution of LGBTQ+ leather and kink subculture. The video was premiered by World of Wonder on their WOW Presents Plus streaming service and posted by the WOW Report, which described the video as a “gritty masterpiece."
Named Best Solo Artist in the 10th Annual LA Weekly Best of L.A. Readers' Choice Awards, ShyBoy is a vocalist, songwriter, and producer whose music has been featured in America’s Next Top Model, Sex And The City, The Devil May Cry 4, the trailer for Halloween 2018, and more. ShyBoy has also written and produced numerous singles for the Emmy Award-winning TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race and has composed pop music for character arcs in series such as Six Feet Under and Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. Across his collective projects, his songs and videos have been streamed over 30M times to date on Spotify and YouTube.
An array of writers and artists have collaborated with ShyBoy, including: Emmy Award-winning drag superstar RuPaul; hip-hop legend SlimKid3 (The Pharcyde); pop vocalist Nicole Scherzinger (The Pussycat Dolls); multi-platinum singer-songwriter Wendy Waldman; Saturn Award-winning writer/producer Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies); Emmy Award-winning composer Jim Dooley (Pushing Daisies); and Emmy/Grammy/Tony Award-winning songwriter Allee Willis (co-writer of the Earth, Wind & Fire classic “September”).
ShyBoy is a dynamic live performer and DJ who has appeared on stages throughout North America and in Europe, opening for artists such as Amanda Palmer, Meiko, and Flo Rida. He is the main resident at Bootie LA (the longest running mashup dance party in Los Angeles) and the co-creator of MaDonna Summer, a critically acclaimed tribute event celebrating the music of Madonna and Donna Summer.
ShyBoy is currently in the studio working on new music with platinum and gold-selling producers Jeff Hoeppner and Mark Nubar. He is also collaborating with Nubar and Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum composer/producers Sean Hosein and Jim Guttridge (Beauty and the Beast) under the moniker Warningfield, a music collective that cross pollinates dramatic film score with conceptual pop songs.
“Darkroom powers activate. Watch this gritty masterpiece.” - The WOW Report on ShyBoy’s video “Backroom”
“Vocals that are slick, rich, and addictive.” -The GATE
"If Nick Drake, Alan Parsons Project, and M83 spawned a child raised on a healthy diet of Prince, Alfred Hitchcock, and classic science fiction films, it would be something resembling ShyBoy. He makes a bold, tuneful impression on today’s indie-pop landscape." - HuffPost
"Versatility as admirable as it is wonderfully dramatic." - Buzzbands
"A cross-pollination of RJD2, DJ Shadow and ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ ShyBoy’s soulful vocals are irresistible." - Monterey Weekly