Easton Shane is a 16-year-old (8 April 2003) singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is also a member of the world-renowned One Voice Children’s Choir under the direction of Masa Fukuda, a member of Nik Day Studios, has performed with Caleb Chapman’s Soundhouse, under the direction of Caleb Chapman, the President of Jazz Education Network, and toured as an ambassador for the United States to Normandy, France, in 2017 as part of their D-Day celebrations.
Easton enjoys performing a broad spectrum of music including Oldies, Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz, Pop, and country. His music is clean, upbeat, and catchy. He released his first single, “Anything But No” in Fall 2016, and recently released his first EP titled Roll with It which he wrote, arranged, and produced himself under the direction of LDS producer and Radio Host of FM 100.3: Soft Sunday Sounds, Greg Hansen. The album is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. All his songs can also be listened to for free on his official website.
His music video, an original song from his EP, called “The Girlfriend I Don’t Have,” was published on his YouTube channel on 9 October 2017. Easton is very firm in his LDS beliefs and has been true to the dating guidelines set forth in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet and is waiting until he is 16 before he starts dating. This was his inspiration for writing the song. In the song, he dreams of what it would be like to date the girl of his dreams, but it just isn’t his reality… YET!
Easton Shane is a ninth-grade student this year. He began playing the guitar at the young age of four. Now, a decade later, he adds to his credit being named the 2016 and 2017 National Downbeat Soloist Award winner for the Blues/Pop/Rock Junior High Division for his guitar playing abilities. In August 2016, at just 13 years of age, he signed as the Youngest Endorsed artist in the nation with Heritage Guitars, Inc out of Kalamazoo, Michigan, for which he is excited to carry on such a rich legacy.
Easton also directs his own band, BEKM, and plays in the Advanced Jazz Band at his school. He has played in the Little Big Band (Jazz), EPOCH Orchestra (Contemporary Pop), Jukebox Antihero (Rock), and Lonely-Hearts Club (Beatles). Easton is also a member of the award-winning Best of State.
At the young age of 15, he has had the honor of sharing the stage and performing with some incredible musicians from the jazz scene including Brandon Campbell from Neon Trees, Jerry Cortez from Tower of Power, Ndugu Chancler (Michael Jacksons original drummer from “Billy Jean”), Robbie Connoly from Fictionist, Rashawn Ross from the Dave Mathews Band, as well as Chris Pierce, Wycliff Gordan, Victor Wooten and Jeff Coffin. He has toured with his band’s Jukebox Antihero and Little Big Band to Anaheim, California, and San Francisco, California, and was a performer at JEN 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Easton has recorded songs for Janice Kapp Perry, Kamie Bolen, and David Osmond. He has participated in music videos with the Soundhouse, Alex Boye’, Peter Hollens, Vocal Point and One Voice Children’s Choir (OVCC). Most recently, he was a featured soloist for the One Voice Children’s Choir’s enchanted cover of Chainsmokers/Coldplay “Just Like This.”
On 3 November 2017, Easton Shane released a music video of his original song, “This Uniform’s For You,” on his YouTube channel, which is a tribute to his military father and all soldiers and their families. As of mid-May 2018, the video has garnered more than 6.4K views on YouTube alone. Easton is an avid supporter of Our Military Kids, and on Thursday evening, 26 April 2018, he performed the National Anthem and his song “This Uniform’s For You” at the Annual Celebration for Our Military Kids at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. He was also honored to receive the Military Kid Award and was interviewed by Our Military Kids.
On 23 February 2018, Easton released a music video cover of “A Million Dreams” from the blockbuster movie The Greatest Showman. The video features Emily Faith Paxman, also a member of the One Voice Children’s Choir, and his band BEKM. On 30 March 2018, he released a music video of him and Hallie Taylor of One Voice Children’s Choir singing a duet of “I Can Only Imagine” written by Bart Millard of MercyMe. The video also featured Emry Wride of the BYU Cougarettes. Greg Hansen featured Easton and Hallie’s acoustic version of “I Can Only Imagine” on Sunday Sounds, complete with interview, on Sunday, 6 May 2018.
Easton loves to sing, play guitar, and write and produce his own music. In addition to music, he is an Eagle Scout, enjoys camping, hiking and riding mountain bikes, and working with Special Needs Kids on a weekly basis. He is the oldest of three children and lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
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