Vocalist. DJ. Songwriter. Producer.
"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
Bold sonic colors and sinewy rhythms provide a shimmering backdrop to ShyBoy's expressive lyrics and melodies.
An award-winning vocalist, songwriter, music producer, and DJ, ShyBoy has written and performed songs that have been featured in numerous films, TV shows, and games, including the end-title for the multiplatinum Capcom video game The Devil May Cry 4. He's performed on stages in Europe and North America, including a headliner slot at the Carmel Art and Film Festival (at the Pacific Repertory Theatre's Golden Bough Playhouse), a series of shows at the CBGB Festival in NYC, and multiple residency dates at The Hotel Café in Los Angeles.
ShyBoy has shared the stage with artists such as Amanda Palmer, Flo Rida, Griffin House, Meiko and Bell X1, and has appeared on numerous radio shows and web series including Stripped Down Live (an acoustic performance showcase hosted by Tears For Fears' Curt Smith). He's been nominated for Best DJ by the Best of LA Weekly Awards, and is a resident DJ and vocalist at Bootie LA (named ‘Best Dance Party’ by the LA Weekly).
ShyBoy's discography includes five original singles he wrote and produced with RuPaul for the hit VH1/Logo show RuPaul's Drag Race (including the fan favorite hit "Oh No She Better Don't"). He has also produced remixes for RuPaul, Donna Summer, Purple Crush, Julia Fordham, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, and more.
As lead singer for the band Hypnogaja, ShyBoy received a Hollywood Music In Media Award for Best Male Vocalist (for the band's cover of the Donna Summer hit "On The Radio") and toured with the group throughout Canada and the U.S. He co-wrote and produced numerous recordings with Hypnogaja, including "Dark Star (Remix)," which features a vocals by ShyBoy and SlimKid3 of The Pharcyde.
An array of writers and artists have collaborated with ShyBoy, including: Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning songwriter Allee Willis; DJs robot koch, Darude, Kristina Sky, Randy Boyer, Menno de Jong, and Eddie Amador; Emmy and Annie Award-nominated lyricist and songwriter Amy Powers; Nicole Scherzinger (The Pussycat Dolls); recording artist Kat Robichaud (The Voice); Saturn Award-winning television writer/producer Bryan Fuller (American Gods, Hannibal, Pushing Daisies); Emmy Award-winning composer Jim Dooley (Pushing Daisies); and legendary singer-songwriter Wendy Waldman.
Currently in the recording studio working on new material with gold and platinum album-selling record producers Mark Nubar and Jeff Hoeppner, ShyBoy is scheduled to release several singles in 2017, including numerous songs co-written and co-produced with Allee Willis. ShyBoy and Nubar are also working on a brand new project entitled Warningfield with composers Jim Guttridge and Sean Hosein, a collaboration that combines dramatic film score and conceptual pop music.
"A cross-pollination of RJD2, DJ Shadow and ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ ShyBoy’s soulful vocals are irresistible." - Monterey Weekly
Music by ShyBoy
NEW SINGLE: HE AND SHE
ShyBoy co-wrote “He and She” with legendary hit songwriter Allee Willis. The pair collaborated with producers Jeff Hoeppner and Mark Nubar to create a record that makes a powerful statement on individuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity. This 80s-influenced track features joyful synth-pop flourishes and playfully catchy vocal hooks that come together to lead the listener through the doors, corridors, and windows of self discovery and expression.
ShyBoy Music Videos
ShyBoy DJ Mixes
MANAGEMENT: Mark Nubar & Amanda Cee
BOOKING: The Spaceman Agency