Vocalist. DJ. Songwriter. Producer.


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).

His impressive list of collaborations with other artists and writers includes five original singles he co-wrote and produced with RuPaul for the hit VH1/Logo show RuPaul's Drag Race. He's also created and performed music with SilmKid3 (The Pharcyde), Nicole Scherzinger (The Pussycat Dolls), Saturn Award-winning television writer/producer Bryan Fuller, and legendary singer-songwriter Wendy Waldman.

Currently in the recording studio working on new material with producers Jeff Hoeppner and Mark Nubar, ShyBoy is scheduled to release several singles in 2017, including numerous songs co-written and co-produced with Emmy, Grammy, and Tony-Award winning songwriter Allee Willis. ShyBoy and Nubar are also working on a brand new project entitled Warningfield, a collaboration with composers Jim Guttridge and Sean Hosein that combines dramatic film score and conceptual pop music.

ShyBoy is a resident DJ at Bootie LA (named ‘Best Dance Party’ by the LA Weekly) at Los Globos in Silver Lake.


"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 indiepop landscape." - The Huffington Post

"Versatility as admirable as it is wonderfully dramatic." - Buzzbands.LA
"A cross-pollination of RJD2, DJ Shadow and ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ ShyBoy’s soulful vocals are irresistible." - Monterey County Weekly


Music

"Can't Stay With The Pay (Ain't No Little Fairy Gonna Pop Me A Five For That Tooth)"

Written and Produced by ShyBoy, Allee Willis, Jeff Hoeppner, and Mark Nubar

“Can’t Stay With The Pay (Ain’t No Little Fairy Gonna Pop Me A Five For That Tooth)” is the compelling new single by ShyBoy. The song’s electro-pop landscape swirls with percolating synths, melodic vocals, and compelling lyrics co-written with the multi platinum-selling, Emmy and Grammy winning songwriter Allee Willis (co-writer of Earth, Wind & Fire’s classic hit “September,” the theme from the iconic TV series ‘Friends,’ and the Tony-winning Broadway musical ‘The Color Purple’). 

Songs from the albums 'Water on Mars' & 'Lost in Space'

Mashups & Mixes


Videos

Directed by Michael Bodie / Produced by Loretta Ramos and Mark Nubar

Directed by Michael Bodie / Produced by Loretta Ramos and Mark Nubar

SHYBOY LIVE IN CONCERT
ShyBoy - lead vocals • Angela Momiyama - bass & backing vocals • Elizabeth Goodfellow - drums • Mark Nubar - keyboards & backing vocals • Directed by Ben Bamsey LIVE at the Golden Bough Theater in Carmel, CA at the Carmel Art & Film Festival • Backdrop visuals by Michael Bodie • Lighting and Stage Direction by Richard Hellstern

Official lyric video animated and directed by Allee Willis. Written by Allee Willis and Danny Sembello. Produced by Jeff Hoeppner, Allee Willis, ShyBoy, and Mark Nubar. Lead vocals: ShyBoy. Backing Vocals: Allee Willis and ShyBoy. Programmed, engineered and mixed by Jeff Hoeppner. Additional recording by Mark Nubar. Single artwork by Allee Willis.


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