Shane & Emily met in the late summer of 2012 at an open mic night through a mutual friend who knew their common love for music. As their friendship grew, so did their desire to make a living from playing music, and they began a journey that led them to performing their favorite cover music and honing their own original sound at bars, restaurants, house shows, universities, and even theme parks across the country.
Shane & Emily’s debut album titled “Hi, we’re Shane & Emily” (recorded and produced by Matt Erickson) was released on September 23rd, 2015. It was a collection of songs written together about the emotional, spiritual, and mental growth that took place over the course of two years in which their lives were changed greatly by facing disappointment, excitement and constant surprises while chasing their dreams.
The tracks on this album focus on a positive outlook through difficult situations, which is translated through the cheerful rhythms, energetic vocals and fun instruments used in every song.
In November of the same year, they purchased an RV with the intention of traveling more often to universities and colleges, which was also soon followed by their engagement and marriage, bringing in unique new elements to their songwriting, which is very prevalent in their second full-length album, “Homeward Bound” (recorded and produced at cogent Rec. by Jonathan Johnson and Justin Ure) which was released on May 23rd, 2016. Each track on this album is filled with ambient string arrangements, soulful and hypnotic drum beats, sultry vocals, upbeat and energetic guitar riffs and plenty of entertaining stories.
Currently, they are working on writing new material that focuses more on folk influences, with natural instruments, touches of synthesizers and atmospheric vocals and sounds.
They can’t wait to show you what’s next!