Shark (musician)

Shark (musician)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Shark

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Background = Singer-Songwriter
Years_active = 1992 — Present
Origin = Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre = Americana
Alternative rock
Label = UMe/Universal w/Wild Colonials
Associated acts = Wild Colonials (band) Wild Colonials
URL = []


Shark is the Los Angeles based Singer-Songwriter, DJ, Film Composer and guitarist with the Wild Colonials. And records under the name Shark and Co.

Shark & Co.

Shark has recently completed his first solo album entitled Greetings from Lost Angeles. Special guest on the album include singers, Julianna Raye, Shannon Moore, Cindy Wasserman (Dead Rock West), Rob Shapiro (Populuxe) and cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smith (Sonus Quartet).

Special Guests: Gospel Legends and Elvis Presley backing vocalists The Jordanaires on the track "Save Your Dreams".

A version of the Peter Gabriel / Kate Bush song "Don't Give Up" has been recorded with Dead Rock West singer Cindy Wasserman to be released as a stand alone single in late 2008.

with Wild Colonials

Best known as the guitarist with the critically acclaimed U.S. cult favorites Wild Colonials. Wild Colonials are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1992 (see 1992 in music) by Angela McCluskey (vocals), Shark (guitar/vocals/percussion), Paul Cantelon (violin/piano), Scott Roewe (multi-instrumentalist) and Ian Bernard (drums/percussion). After 1993 members included Thaddeus Corea and Jason Payne on drums/percussion.

To date the Wild Colonials have released three long player albums, Fruit of Life and This Can't Be Life on DGC/Geffen Records and a collection of their music as featured in films Reel Life vol 1 released on the soundtrack label Chromatic Records. The band's latest fourth album Life As We Know It will be released as four EP's over the course of the year (2007/2008) on UMe/Universal.

The band has toured nationally as headliners as well as the opening act for Los Lobos, Chris Isaak, Midnight Oil, Cyndi Lauper and The Kinks. The band headlined the second stage as part of the ground breaking first Lilith Fair '97 tour. Three of the band members, Angela, Shark & Paul went on an acoustic tour of England and Scotland in the summer of 2000. With the exception of a few special event or secret gigs over the years the band has not toured Nationally since the Reel Life tours of 2000.

Film Composer

Shark has to date scored seven films, including the recently released "How To Go Out On A Date In Queens", "I Shot a Man in Vegas", and "Me and Will". Coming in 2008 is the first in a series of releases of Shark's film music. The Wild Colonials music has been featured in over 30 different films, including "Mr. Wrong", "Unhook the Stars" and "The Last Supper".


* I Shot a Man in Vegas (1995)

* Dead Man's Curve (The Curve) (1998)

* Me and Will (1999)

* The Spreading Ground (2000)

* The Yard Sale (2002)

* Frozen Stars (2003)

* How to Go Out on a Date in Queens (2006)

* The Key (2007)

D.J. Shark

DJ SHARK has DJ'ed many Film Premieres as well as events including ESPN's 2004 Super Bowl party in Houston, The Sopranos private Emmy party and the premiere party for Oprah Winfrey's Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Shark's remix of "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" for Verve Records appeared in the Michael Douglas film It Runs In The Family.


Shark and Co.

* Don't Give Up - Shark and Co. with Cindy Wasserman (2008)

Shark 'N The Smoke

* A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd - Pink Floyd tribute album - Various Artists"' (2003)

# High Hopes

With Wild Colonials

* Fruit of Life (1994)

* This Can’t Be Life (1996)

* Reel Life vol 1 (2000)

* Life As We Know It EP 1/4 (2007)

Soundtrack Albums...

* Dead Man's Curve (The Curve) - Original Soundtrack

* Frozen Stars - Original Soundtrack

# Love Theme from Frozen Stars
* How To Go Out On A Date In Queens - Original Soundtrack


*Shark was the off screen Radio Disc Jockey voice in the feature films, I Shot A Man In Vegas (1998) and How To Go Out On A Date In Queens (2006).

*Shark was the singing voice for Harvey Keitel's Elvis in the feature film, Finding Graceland (1998).

*The Shark/Scardanelli penned song "Save Your Dreams" has been covered by nine different artists including Canadian country singer Justine Stewart who performed the song at the 2006 Aids Benefit TV broadcast in China to an audience of five hundred million viewers.

External links

* [] Shark's official website

* [ Shark] at MySpace
* [] DJ Shark's official website

* [] Wild Colonials official website

* [ Wild Colonials] at MySpace

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