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Performing at The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts - Virginia Beach, VA
I am beyond thrilled that my audition tape for "Spawn of Svengoolie" was aired on Svengoolie via MeTV national television last week! My parents and I are huge fans, so I'm nerding out a bit :) The audition tape features a "Sven-dition" of my song "Dracula," and was followed by the audition tape of original Lost in Space "Will Robinson" actor Bill Mumy!! Pretty darn neat..thanks Sven!
FOREST ON VINYL
FOREST is now available on 12" VINYL! Forest received lots of airplay and press last year, including being picked for the "Hunter at Sunrise" 2022 Featured Albums, and "Out of the Box" best of 2022 radio show. Available in classic black vinyl, with cover photo by Bordeau Photo. A digital bonus track of a previously unreleased song from the 'Forest' sessions is included in the Bandcamp order!
Order Forest on Vinyl Here
THE CIRCUS ROLLS ON
I recently wrote a 'tips column' for Songwriting Magazine out of the UK, titled "The Power of a Silly Song" for the winter issue. I'm honored to be included in this publication. Along with my column, this issue includes an interview with Julian Lennon, and many other insightful pieces on songwriters and their craft. If you're interested in this subject, I highly recommend downloading the full issue HERE!
"Featured on Discover Weekly and Release Radar"
Video directed by Ben Foster (Time Trap)
*Shane's Beach Boys inspired summer single, "Stella Ray" is on Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, Amazon Music and more!
"With a naïve charm that can only be achieved by an accomplished arranger (think Brian Wilson), ‘Stella Ray’ is a chance for Shane Cooley to show off his breezy side. Injected with the sounds of 60s pop, it’s a serious summer jam." - Duncan Haskell, editor of Songwriting Magazine (U.K.)
"Shane Cooley pivots toward jovial summertime leanings and stares at the sun on "Stella Ray": a pure fun, off-kilter, folk-pop miniature. Like a kid with ABC building blocks, the Virginia/Austin-based artist toys and tinkers with a mixed bag of instruments from buoyant mandolin to pan-puttered percussion and seesaw synths. Cooley's smooth register - childlike and dreamy - strolls unrushed. Diverting from the melancholic and rural pastoral folk on Kings Highway (2015), the Beach Boys-inspired track aligns itself more with the experimental Americana backdrop on April's Forest". - Alejandra Ramirez, The Austin Chronicle
'Coyote' (single) - released April 8, 2022
'Forest' (album) - released April 22 (Earth Day)
New podcast interview/live performance for Songwriters Across Texas.
Shane Cooley talks about a notorious Austin welcome, attending William and Mary, Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin, playing studio vs live, and plays some songs. Hosted by Karl Anderson.
Songwriters Across Texas TV
I was featured on an episode about my music, the band, and the story. A special thanks to Ben Foster and everyone at SAT. Band members are Abraham Van Vleck, Ian Heiller Henkel, and Wayne Dalchau.
#songwritersacrosstexas Watch full episode below!