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Musician

VocalAre you looking for vocal talent for music productions and in need of a male vocalist? I have been writing, recording and performing music since i was a teenager. I have been a member of various musical projects ranging from a cappella vocal groups to high-energy rock bands. I have achieved radio airplay nationally and abroad, and have had my music featured on MTV (Music Television). I am also an active member of BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated).

Vocal and Musical Biography:

I have been writing and recording music for roughly 20 years. I got my start as a young child listening to my mother sing and play guitar and sitting by the large console stereo listening to records with her. I then began to teach myself how to sing and became a vocalist in many a cappella groups such as the “Distinguished Gentlemen” and “Common Ground,” in which we performed across the Mid-Atlantic Region in such cities as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland and placed 4th at the National Harmony Sweepstakes at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. We had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such legendary groups as “The Monkeys,” “The Marcells,” “The Tymes,” “The Vogues” and “The Contours.”

Rock
(kaj) – Bombs
Rock
Tony Marinacci – All The Answers (Unplugged)
Rock
kaj – Take Me Away
Rock & Roll
Tony Marinacci – Can't Take Another Day
Pop/Rock
Brian K. Shaffer – 80 Days
Rock
Tony Marinacci – All The Answers
Acoustic Blues
Brian K. Shaffer – I Gotta Leave It All Behind
Rock
Brian K. Shaffer – Turn It Upside Down

As my career began to grow, i began to front a number of rock bands including (kaj) – pronounced “Cage,” in which I was a founding member. As the frontman for (kaj), we were featured in a National Rock Showcase in Louisville, KY and were a feature band at the “Heart of Texas Quadruple Bypass Music Festival” – AKA “The Texas Rockfest” in Austin, TX. Our music has been played on numerous radio stations, including the legendary WDVE 102.5 Pittsburgh, and podcasts across the US as well as overseas, including XM and Sirus Satellite Radio and the Pennsylvania Rock Show, The Nationally Syndicated “Lex and Terry Morning Show,” The “Adam Curry (of MTV Fame) Podcast Rewind” and the “Armed Forces Network,” broadcasted to our brave men and women fighting for our freedom across the globe!

Some of the songs that i wrote for the band (kaj) “Redeemer” and “Disposition”were selected by MTV Networks for use in such shows as “MTV Made,” “MTV Fat Camp,” “MTV Spring Break“and the new show “MTV Exiled.” I have had the pleasure of working with Tony Marinacci of “Total Music and Entertainment” as a vocalist on 2 of his tunes and the song “Can’t Take Another Day” was used for the Pittsburgh Penguins Highlights Show on FSN Pittsburgh.