SEA LEVEL FEST! - Norfolk, VA
A note from Shane:
Next week I will be returning to Virginia to perform at the Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival, put on by Tidewater Arts Outreach. This will be a fantastic event, and I am honored to be a part of it. I was also chosen for the cover shot of VEER Magazine (available in print at restaurants and stores in Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg) to promote the festival, which you can view here: VEER Magazine.
READ "Shane Cooley plays Urban Outfitters" (pdf file)
SEE ad promo in VEER Magazine (pdf file)
Also, tune into 89.5fm WHRV on Thursday, April 4 to hear my interview with Paul Shugrue, and keep an eye out in the Daily Press as well online and print by Sam McDonald.
"Shane Cooley Rambling Tunesmith" by Sam McDonald
There will be many great events throughout the festival. It will be an excellent homecoming, so I hope to see you there!
Friday, April 5 at
Urban Outfitters on Granby Street
*presented by VEER Magazine and RiverNotes House Concerts
VEER MAGAZINE COVER
Shane was chosen feature for VEER Magazine, Hampton Roads' alternative source for news, art, culture, entertainment and dining.
Shane on VEER Magazine
CAPITAL ALE HOUSE
Special performance in Richmond as "An Evening With Shane Cooley," at Capital Ale House Music Hall. This will be a free show.
Friday, April 12 at 9pm
Capital Ale House Music Hall
619 E Main St, Richmond, VA
2013 IAMA FINALIST FOR BEST MALE ARTIST
Shane was chosen as a finalist for Best Male Artist for the 9th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) with his song "Kill You With Kindness".
IAMA is a worldwide competition and the winners are chosen by a panel of judges. It promotes excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. View the winners at IAMA by clicking on the logo, scroll down to Best Male Artist to view Shane's name.
2013 SEDONA FILM FESTIVAL
Shane and fellow singer-songwriter and great friend, Adam Smith, will be performing at the Sedona International Film Festival starting February 25th. This will be Shane's 3rd time out at the festival and it is always an awesome an inspiring week of gigs!
2012 TOURING A SUCCESS
Here is a listing of Shane's tours and notable performances in 2012:
- January: 30A Songwriters Festival - South Walton, FL
- February - March: West Tour with Adam Smith - Arizona, California, Texas
- April 2: 100th Anniversary Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington, DC
- April 5-8: Tidewater Tour with Adam Smith & Adam Web - Virginia
- April 17-23: Nashville with Andrew Dack - Tennessee
- May 3-20: The Night Is Young European Tour with Curtis Prince - Germany, Netherlands, UK
- June: North Carolina Tour
- July 1: 100th Anniversary Lilian Lumber - Virginia
- July 5: CBGB Music Festival - New York City
- August: Heart on a Suitcase Tour - Virginia to Maine
- September: Cross-Atlantic Songs with Adrian H.Z. Kunzmann
- October 25: With Adam Smith (Adam's CD Release) - Hard Rock Cafe, Phoenix, AZ
- November 2 Urbanna Oyster Festival - Virginia
- November 17: Arts on the Main (CD Release/"When It Rains, It Pours") - Virginia
- December 6: The Camel, Richmond, VA
- December 29: Good Luck Cellars 2012 Celebration, Kilmarnock, VA
NEW CD RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 17TH!
"When It Rains, It Pours" By Shane Cooley
Release date: November 17, 2012
Available exclusively on BandCamp
Streaming in full at SoundCloud
ARTICLE BY SAM MCDONALD
"Some musicians just can't stand still. On Nov. 17, Shane Cooley will release a new album, 'When It Rains, It Pours'. The disc was recorded in Phoenix, Arizona, and was produced by Adam Smith." ~
Shane Cooley is releasing a new disc Nov. 17. Read the new article by Sam McDonald, The Daily Press
OVERALL BEST MALE UNSIGNED ARTIST & November BEST UNSIGNED ARTIST OF THE MONTH
(November 1st, 2012)
A big thank you from Shane to all his fans for continually voting for him on Wills Room Live! Shane won the Overall Best Unsigned Male Artist and the November Best Unsigned Artist. Shane is currently being showcase on Wills Room Live.
URBANNA OYSTER FESTIVAL
(November 2nd, 2012) Shane played 2 sets of Friday & Saturday to a full house of fun lovin', song singin', dancin' fans at at Cafe Mojo on Virginia Street for their own Mojo's Music Festival. The event was part of the fabulously famous Urbanna Oyster Festival.
HARD ROCK CAFE - PHOENIX!!
(October 2012) On October 25th, Shane performed in Phoenix to celebrate with his friend Adam Smith as he kicked off his the advanced release of his new CD, "Around the Bend". Shane started it off with a solo set, followed by Phoenix's own Tina Angotti. Shane later playing acoustic & electric guitars, as well as a little bass in Adam Smith's band, Radio Hill.
CBS VIRGINIA THIS MORNING APPEARANCE
(September 18th, 2012) Shane was featured on the television morning show, "Virginia This Morning" with CBS Meterologist and fan, Carrie Rose.
Shane Cooley Interview
(September 2012) Virginia-based singer/songwriters, Shane Cooley and Curtis Prince, embarked upon a European tour in May 2012. The idea for the tour was sparked when Shane met German songsmith Adrian H.Z. Kunzmann on a plane. Adrian invited Shane to perform with him in Frankfurt, marking the three artists' first "Cross-Atlantic Songs" performance. Adrian, in turn, is currently on tour in the United States, kicking things off in Virginia perfroming with Shane and Curtis Prince at the Capital Ale House.
WEST LAND FEATURED ON NEW MUSIC TEN
Shane's latest release, West Land, was selected as the September 2012 Blog for NewMusicTen.
THE NIGHT IS YOUNG EUROPEAN TOUR 2012
(May 2012) Shane and fellow songwriter, Curtis Prince, set out for a musicians adventure of playing gigs in Europe. This, their first tour abroad, took them to Germany, Amsterdam and England. Both Shane and Curtis loved every minute of it, from performing for enthusiastic crowds to being a tourist and taking in all the incredible scenery and sights. The people were warm and receptive and they can't wait to go again.
It started with chance seats on a plane trip back from Prague, where Shane was on a vacation. German songsmith Adrian H.Z. Kunzmann was sitting nearby and on the long trip, they discovered they were both singer/songwriters. Over the next few months, the tour was born with a stop to play with Adrian and his band. Next, Adrian will be coming to the U.S. and playing in VA with Shane.
SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & SXSW
(February 2012) Shane toured with Adam Smith Adam Smith to perform in Phoenix, Sedona, Los Angeles, San Diego and Austin. This will be their fourth tour together. Highlights of the tour include the Sedona International Film Festival, WitzEnd Live in Venice, CA and a few shows during SXSW in Austin.
Some of the artists we will be performing with along the way are:
Rosa Wallace (show in Phoenix)
Adam Web (several Virginia shows in April)
30A SONGWRITER FESTIVAL
(January 2012) I had such a great time performing at the 30A Songwriter Festival in South Walton, Florida last month. I rubbed elbows with so many hit songwriters and incredible artists. It was a great way to start the year. Here's a video from the show, courtesy of Neofilm Productions: Neofilm Video. - Shane
'COME BACK' INCLUDED IN FILM
(October 2011) One of Shane's older tunes, "Come Back" was used in an independent film entitled "Rough Draft" by Caitlin Clements. The film also included music from Carbon Leaf and Graham Colton and it was screened at the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg, VA, as well as at festivals in Ohio and Brooklyn, NY. To find out more about the film, go to Rough Draft Movie.
THE ALTERNATE ROOT MAGAZINE
(September 2011) 'Renowned Americana publication The Alternate Root Magazine recently did a two-page spread on my new album, West Land. The cool thing is that this review was pressed in The Alternate Root's first ever print release. The magazine has gained acclaim as an online source for folk and Americana music, and now is making history by going print. The Magazine also comes with a sampler CD, which includes my song "California Nights." - Shane
The Alternate Root
NORTHERN NECK NEWS ARTICLE
(September 2011) Shane was featured in the Northern Neck News which focused on his benefit on September 10th for the American Red Cross/Hurricane Irene at "Inspiration Elevation", a program created by teacher, Cleveland Winfield.
Northern Neck News Article
FEATURE ARTICLE IN MAGAZINE 33
(June 2011) When Shane last played at Ebenzer's in Washington, DC he was interviewed by reporter Michael Cohen. Check out the awesome article and great pics!
Magazine 33 Article 'Shane Cooley", By Correspondent Michael Cohen, June 1, 2011.
$6200 RAISED TO HELP DELTAVILLE CHURCH
(May 2011) Shane was able to help raise $6200 for the Zoar Baptist Church with his benefit concert. Thanks to all that came and to all that donated towards this worthy cause!
As you can see, the April 2011 tornado took a "bite"out of the middle of the church leaving both ends intact including the big beautiful oak tree.   Below is a closeup of where the tornado cut the brick and cinderblock into shreds.   The pastor and his wife were inside but luckily (& miraculously) emerged unharmed.
IAMA BEST MALE ARTIST
(2011) Shane received Runner-up for "Best Male Artist" in the 7th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards. As the name suggests, it is a worldwide competition, and a very big deal. View the winners at IAMA by clicking on the logo, scroll down to 7th Annual to view Shane's name.