“Scheib happens to be the real deal. His work easily matches the talent found in any of the
countless acts from Nashville. He knows how to charm your ear drums...after just the first listen you'll have his melody and lyrics playing on repeat inside your head.”
– Alec Cunningham, Staff Writer at Blank Newspaper
"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 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" during the formative stages of United Pursuit. Eventually he took the boat captain's advice and now resides in Nashville where he recorded his gun-for-hire calling card, the Genrelicious EP, an avant-garde blend of genres 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 released the Fast Friends EP in June 2015 and it is already on rotation with nearly 100 terrestrial radio stations nationwide. Shane currently plays for and writes with several Nashville artists, and tours the country with his band performing his new guitar driven indie pop and rock music intensified by flashy guitar tricks, planted in jazz and blues roots. The FastFriendsTour 2015 kicks off July 9th and will finish in TN at the end of August. [+]