Shanin Blake's free spirited approach to music has given the singer songwriter a confidence that shines through her music and her smile. Having developed her acoustic, light hearted sound through her vagabond lifestyle, Shanin won the hearts of her community with her honest storytelling and raw, beautiful voice.
Shanin first discovered her passion for singing and song writing at age sixteen. Having had a rocky upbringing, Shanin learned to use her songwriting as a form of therapy. She began publicly performing her original music, after she felt her first rush of the lime light. She played at local venues through out SLC and Ogden, Utah. Shanin Blake's natural ability to captivate an audience mixed with her young, quirky personality, quickly gained a cult following that would come to see her intimate, live performances. Shanin immersed herself in the music scene for the next several years, fully intoxicated by the vulnerability of sharing her self on stage with her fans.
At only age Eighteen, Shanin embarked on a journey of parenthood. Although it would seem impossible to most, Shanin continued to pursue her dream of being a singer. She brought her daughter to all of her shows and even had her perform on stage with her at festivals. Shanin reclaimed what it meant to be a young, single mother.
The summer following Shanin's Twentieth birthday, she posted a phone recording video of her singing and playing Ukulele to the internet. Within hours the video went viral. A huge uproar of new fans demanded more music. This lead Shanin to launch a Kickstarter to raise the funds necessary to record her first full length album. Receiving donations world wide, Shanin exceeded her goal, successfully raising over $10k through her loyal fan base. Her first body of work was birthed - Soul Child -
Following the self released record, Shanin was noticed by several independent companies. One of which funded her first international tour of Europe and published several of her songs in a self-help Ukulele book. Another, which sponsored and filmed her first music video with a full production crew. After receiving countless musical opportunities and traveling to several countries with her daughter and her guitar, Shanin has now settled in Los Angeles, CA.
The young songstress is shifting her once independent approach, to now connecting with the right agency and management. A team who recognizes her raw talent and who can help her create music that encapsulates the freshness of her life style, free spirit and showcases her distinctive, soprano voice. Shanin Blake is fiercely pursuing her vision of becoming a mainstream artist, by using her charismatic personality and whimsical songs to swoon audiences of all kinds.
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