- Shark (musician)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Shark
Background = Singer-Songwriter
Years_active = 1992 — Present
Los Angeles, California, USA
Americana Country Alternative rock
UMe/Universal w/Wild Colonials
Associated acts =
Wild Colonials (band)Wild Colonials
URL = [http://www.sharkadelicmusic.com www.sharkadelicmusic.com]
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 Presleybacking vocalists The Jordanaireson the track "Save Your Dreams".
A version of the
Peter Gabriel/ Kate Bushsong "Don't Give Up" has been recorded with Dead Rock Westsinger 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 rockband formed in Los Angeles, Californiain 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 Coreaand Jason Payneon drums/percussion.
To date the
Wild Colonialshave released three long player albums, Fruit of Lifeand This Can't Be Lifeon DGC/Geffen Records and a collection of their music as featured in films Reel Life vol 1released on the soundtrack label Chromatic Records. The band's latest fourth album Life As We Know Itwill 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 Lauperand 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.
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)
How to Go Out on a Date in Queens(2006)
DJ SHARK has DJ'ed many Film Premieres as well as events including
ESPN's 2004 Super Bowlparty in Houston, The Sopranosprivate Emmyparty 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 Recordsappeared in the Michael Douglasfilm 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 Floydtribute album - Various Artists"' (2003)
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)
* 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 Stewartwho performed the song at the 2006 Aids Benefit TV broadcast in China to an audience of five hundred million viewers.
* [http://www.sharkadelicmusic.com www.SharkadelicMusic.com] Shark's official website
* [http://www.myspace.com/sharkadelic Shark] at MySpace
* [http://www.djshark.net www.DJShark.net] DJ Shark's official website
* [http://www.wildcolonials.com www.WildColonials.com] Wild Colonials official website
* [http://www.myspace.com/wildcolonials Wild Colonials] at MySpace
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