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Joshua Shine / Bio

Joshua Shine is a new breed of recording and performing artist transcending genre, age and ethnic boundaries to form a group that functions as a multi-cultural musical/thespian tribe.

Joshua Shine spent their first two years exploring various forms of music in order to advance their recording skills and gel as a band. Their early release titled “The Early Days Demo Compilation”, shows how far they went to discover a unique sound. The release is raw and primitive, an unadulterated search for something new.

Their subsequent release of the single, “Dance On”, shows the birth of their pop sound. It features a strong dance groove with aggressive alternative vocals. In the middle of pursuing this direction, while recording their pop album for major label release, the band realized they had something good, but not epic. Not willing to settle for anything less than the best, Joshua Shine disappeared into a world of recording and experimentation.

Joshua Shine was found a year later deep in the heart of the underground dub recording scene turning out real magic, a new sound never before heard and aggressively sought after by young people around the world. Joshua Shine rerecorded and dub mixed their own version of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” and titled it “Comfortably Dub”. A copy of “Comfortably Dub” was stolen and began to circulate in the world dub scene. It represented a unique mix of dub, pop and alternative rock culture never before heard together. This inspired a new direction for Joshua Shine.

Reemerging as a musical melting pot, the new Joshua Shine reappeared with an epic pop sound inspiring a new musical direction, not unlike the birth of rock and rap. The Joshua Shine Clan has birthed an avant garde musical sound combining, dub, dance, alternative rock and rave music for release in the world pop market.

The band intends to bring this new sound to the stage in February 2012 with a full scale theatrical production, unlike what is typically seen with bands. Joshua Shine is a theatrical endeavor, pursuing music as a means to get to the stage. A must see show, a theatrical performance often described as a college rave meets Blue Man. Fans are invited to wear outrageous outfits, as though every night is Halloween and come prepared to dance, party, and have fun. Joshua Shine is a show you will not want to miss!

General Info

Band Members
Johnny Banks, Nikki Banks, Efrain Matais, Wes Brasure, Richard Studd, Brooke Frazier, Johnny Thai
Artist Name
Joshua Shine
Home Page
Pop / Dance / Dub Step

Contact Info

South Elgin, IL
John Banks

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