Meet ShyBoy: LA WEEKLY Best Solo Artist 2017

Named the LA Weekly Best Solo Artist 2017, ShyBoy is a vocalist, songwriter, producer, and DJ whose songs have appeared in numerous TV programs, films, and video games, including the Emmy Award-winning show RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1), America's Next Top Model (CW), the multi-platinum video game The Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom), and more. ShyBoy has performed throughout North America and in Europe, sharing the stage with artists such as Amanda Palmer, Griffin House, Bell X1, Meiko, and Flo Rida.

A resident mashup DJ and performer at the award-winning Los Angeles dance party Bootie LA, ShyBoy has produced remixes for Donna Summer, RuPaul, Purple Crush, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, and many others. As the lead singer for the band Hypnogaja, ShyBoy released several critically acclaimed recordings, including the single "Dark Star" (featuring SlimKid3 of The Pharcyde), and received a Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Male Vocalist.

An array of writers and artists have collaborated with ShyBoy, including Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning songwriter Allee Willis; DJs robot koch, Darude, and Eddie Amador; Emmy and Annie Award-nominated lyricist and songwriter Amy Powers; vocalists Nicole Scherzinger (The Pussycat Dolls), Kat Robichaud (The Voice), and Julia Fordham; Saturn Award-winning writer/producer Bryan Fuller (American Gods); Emmy Award-winning composer Jim Dooley (Pushing Daisies); and legendary singer-songwriter Wendy Waldman.

ShyBoy is currently recording a new album with gold and platinum album-selling record producers Mark Nubar and Jeff Hoeppner. Additionally, he is collaborating with Nubar and composers Jim Guttridge and Sean Hosein (CW's Beauty and the Beast) under the moniker Warningfield, a project that combines dramatic film score and conceptual pop music.

"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

Music by ShyBoy

ShyBoy duets with multi-platinum songwriter Allee Willis on a playfully soulful cover of “What I Have I Done To Deserve This?,” the 80s synthpop hit by Pet Shop Boys (ft. Dusty Springfield). Willis, who co-wrote the song with the iconic English duo, reprises vocals she sang on the original demo. Produced by ShyBoy, Willis, Jeff Hoeppner, and Mark Nubar.

ShyBoy's “He and She,” co-written with Allee Willis, 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 - Daisy Pusher EP Art


ShyBoy Music Videos

BIRD IN FLIGHT • Directed by Michael Bodie

WOULDN'T IT BE GOOD • Directed by Michael Bodie

EVERYTIME I SEE THE MOON (LIVE) • Directed by Ben Bamsey



ShyBoy DJ Mixes