“…a rousing pop soul tenor that sometimes soars off into a heavenly croon… there’s no mistaking his vocal charm and songwriting talent.” – The Washington Post
“There’s something extra crackly and fizzy in their sound- thinks Poprocks- that demands more and more listening.” – CD Baby
Shane’s unique voice and honest songwriting captures the hearts and minds of listeners and forms an accessible collection of tunes with a soulful spirit. Shane Hines’ profound lyrical ability and unexpected musical shifts reveal his seriousness, depth, and talent as a musician. The album is simultaneously substantive, musically entertaining, and memorable. Shane and the band are now on tour throughout the East Coast in support of Sweet Soul Suicide, having already shared the stage with talent such as Tonic and Cake. On Tap Magazine says, “The band brings a level of experience and virtuosity that can really only be acquired through living a life of music…”
??a rousing pop soul tenor that sometimes soars off into a heavenly croon? there?s no mistaking his vocal charm and songwriting talent.? ? The Washington Post
?There?s something extra crackly and fizzy in their sound- thinks Poprocks- that demands more and more listening.? ? CD Baby
?I will simply say that you will not find a finer singer, songwriter or group of musicians in the area?Listen to the songs and hear the lyrics. Their music?represents an outpouring of honestly and emotion that is noticeably absent from most recordings.? ? On Tap Magazine
?He is part gentle singer-songwriter, part rock powerhouse.? ? Washingtonpost.com
?Shane Hines charms the crown with his aggressive acoustic pop-rock.? - The Washington Times
?Shane unwraps his honest thoughts around lush hooks and memorable melodies, emerging with a confessional album loaded with rock urgency and pop smarts.? ? Amazon.com
The Beatles, Sting, Radiohead, Ben Folds, Jimi Hendrix, Beck, Counting Crows, Buddy Guy, Beach Boys, Elvis Costello, Pink Floyd, BHTM.
Some singers have distinctive voices, whether it?s in the texture or tone. Shane Hines? distinction is that his voice is an instrument so powerful it just might move mountains.
In addition to his soaring vocal ability that is akin to Angie Aparo or even Sting, Shane has a knack as a songwriter for penning melodic pop/rock with engaging and accessible lyrics.
After the release of Sweet Soul Suicide to critical acclaim, Shane and his band have been busy touring regionally and building their fan base. In doing so they have garnered a presence in the national media, culminating with an appearance this past April on the WB?s ?Daily Buzz.? They have also been featured on Kings of A&R, and A&R Worldwide, leading to the attention of several major labels and shared the stage with artists like Josh Kelley,Tonic and Cake. Shane Hines & The Trance will be making their national radio debut in late October to promote Zoë on the syndicated Mitch Albom show.