Easton Shane is an American singer and songwriter known for his crazy socks, mad guitar skills and creating a unique upbeat twist on pop country. Just recently, Easton won the best Artist Under 18 Category for the 2018 Utah Music Awards. In August of 2016, at just 13, Easton signed as the youngest Endorsed Artist for Heritage Guitars, Inc in the nation. Easton picked up his first guitar and started playing at the age of 4, now at 15 he is a 3X National Downbeat soloist award winner for the Blues/Pop/Rock Junior High Division and was recognized for his guitar playing abilities.
In addition to writing and producing his own songs, Easton directs his own band, BEKM, and is the lead guitarist for Max Headroom, the Premier High School Band, for Caleb Chapman Soundhouse. Easton is also a member of the award winning, Best of State, One Voice Children's Choir (OVCC) under the direction of Masa Fukuda. Easton just returned from performing at the Miss International 2018 pageant in Tokyo, Japan with the choir and also toured as an ambassador for the United States to Normandy, France in 2017 as part of their D-Day celebrations. Easton plays in the Advanced Jazz Band at his school, and has played and toured with Caleb Chapman Soundhouse over the last five years. He has played with Little Big Band under the direction of Caleb Chapman, the former President of Jazz Education Network. He has also played with EPHOCH orchestra (contemporary pop) Jukebox Antihero (Rock) and the Lonely Hearts Club (Beatles).
At fifteen, Easton has shared the stage and played with 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 bands Jukebox Antihero and Little Big Band to Anaheim, CA and San Francisco, CA and was a performer at JEN 2015 in Louisville, KY. Easton has recorded songs for Janice Kapp Perry, Kamie Bolen, and David Osmond. He has made his own music videos and has also collaborated in music videos with the Soundhouse, Alex Boye’, Peter Hollens, Vocal Point and OVCC.
In addition to music, Easton is an ambassador for STAY clothing and is on the student council at his school. Easton also enjoys working with Our Military Kids (his song”This Uniform’s for You” became their theme song and he played it at their yearly gala in Arlington Virginia, spring of 2018.) He is an active member of his LDS Faith, an Eagle Scout and works with Special Needs Kids on a weekly basis. Easton released his first EP "Roll With It", in October 2017 with music producer, Greg Hansen, and is working on his second album to release in Spring 2019. Easton has released mulitple music videos for both original and cover songs and can be found on his youtube channel Easton Shane. His music is also available on all music platforms.
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