"By using his training in Jazz and incorporating his other influences such as folk, pop and rock, Shane has created a diverse yet cohesive and highly accessible sound." -Justin Kreitzer, atlasandtheanchor.com
"If you haven't heard Shane Scheib yet, get ready to live" -Candle Kincade, i105 WFIV Knoxville
“The first time I learned how to play with one hand was from a hippie guitarist who would cut the crotch out of his leather pants and sew in a different color leather patch. One week’s lesson when I was 13 consisted of going into the teaching room, pressing play on the VCR and watching a video of Stevie Ray Vaughn live. That changed everything for me.” -Shane Scheib
Shane Scheib was born in Eastern Washington State and grew up in the small rural communities of Coulee City and then Ellensburg. He founded various bands including Native Born Alien and Fall Away Façade. He received training in Jazz guitar at Jeff Berlin’s Player’s School of Music in Clearwater, Florida and studied guitar theory under jazz aficionado Yuzuru Tanakura. After acquiring a business degree from Central Washington University and working a few years in global logistics Shane left the United States for missionary work and held several odd jobs including being a chauffeur, milking cows, and teaching guitar lessons. While overseas he started a Guitar Club at a Maori primary school in Waharoa, NZ, performed for troops at Yokota U.S. Air Force Base in Fussa, Japan, and recorded music in Auckland, NZ for a YWAM compilation album.
Upon returning stateside he worked on a salmon fishing tender in the Bering Sea, and the skipper, a retired Nashville songwriter encouraged Shane to make the move to music city. Shane first moved to Knoxville, TN where he lived at the "Banks House" and was a part of the "Knoxville Crew" during the formative stages of United Pursuit. Eventually he took the boat captain's advice and now resides in Nashville where he recorded the Genrelicious EP, an avant-garde blend of influences fashioned together by a master craftsman of guitar music, produced with the intention of highlighting the unique abilities of one of Nashville’s most versatile guitarists.
Shane has recently released several singles including 'Run!', 'Just Friends' and 'Blood on the Floor', the latter two for which he has created official music videos. Shane currently plays for and writes with several Nashville artists, and headlines the Genrelicious Showcase in cities accross the country featuring artists of all styles and backgrounds.