Ari Shine Artist Profile | AAE Music
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Genre: pop, rock

Ari Shine was born in Pennsylvania but grew up splitting his time between Northern California and Israel where he learnedto play guitar. While always a singer/songwriter tunesmith at heart, Ari cut his teeth playing heavy rock and roll as asideman before embarking on his own journey.

As a teenage member of Granite Path, precursors to the current heavy psychedelic boom, a young Ari opened for actslike Melvins, Kyuss and Cathedral before moving to Los Angeles to pursue his own songwriting.

While there he partneredup with L7 bass player and Rock For Choice founder Jennifer Finch forming The Shocker, a girl-fronted punk act whichgigged hard in the States gaining coverage on numerous MTV shows.

Ari's final stop prior to launching his solo career was a short tenure in The Chelsea Smiles, a Capitol-signed garage actwhich toured with Fu Manchu, the Seeds, the Von Bondies and X, then a year co-writing with Victor Indrizzo (Beck, DaveGahan) and Martyn Lenoble (Porno for Pyros, The Cult) and producer Gavin MacKillop (Goo Goo Dolls, The Church, Las).

Hitting the ground running with his debut solo release, the 2006 EP Age/Occupation, he immediately earned comparisons to a young Elvis Costello from both Village Voice and Time Out.Tastemakers such as Burbank rock radio institution KROQ and onetime Rolling Stones mentor and producer Andrew LoogOldham began to enthusiastically espouse Shine's music on their airwaves, and constant touring attracted devoted fanson both sides of the pond.

Indeed, Shine quickly racked up sterling pop credentials, performing on bills with suchesteemed names as Ian Hunter, Redd Kross, Peter Case, John Doe, Silversun Pickups and more.Such are Shine's pop chops and sensibilities, for example, that his 2007 UK dates included a stop at Liverpool's famousCavern Club, the reconstructed stomping grounds of fairly popular hometown sons, The Beatles.

Shine's 2007 album A Force of One was produced by acclaimed Los Angeles studio veteran and Sparks/Concrete Blondeguitar slinger Earle Mankey (Sparks, Concrete Blonde, Beach Boys etc). Indie bible The Big Takeover subsequently calledhim "a classic power popster of the stripped-down new-wave tense type"; the Los Angeles Times described him as"songwriter-to-watch in the L.

A. power-pop underground." As co-writer of Spanish track "Escondidos," Shine also won Song of the Year honours in the 2007 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.Press“…sunny songs spiked with punk (the Elvis Costello wing of it) andpower pop.

” Time Out NYC“Shine is an artist who seems to have an impressive ability to createaddictive pop hooks” Subba-Cultcha“an impressive debut” Absolute Powerpop“Shine is a classic stripped down new wave tense type, who soundsa good deal like 1977-1979 Elvis Costello when he was spitting hardinto microphones and front rows” The Big Takeover“…the chewy, riffsmart arrogance and sunshine combination proveto be instantly likeable whacks to the gut for fans of early Costelloand the Knack/Raspberries school of gritty, radio-friendly guitarpop.

” Whisperin’ and Hollerin’“Ari Shine… can be traced back to the Raspberries and Mott theHoople.” The Village Voice“…original Sparks member Earle Mankey is the appropriateproducer to bring out the phlegm in Shine’s anxious delivery andthe gnarl in his post-punk guitars.

” Jack Rabid, Big Takeover


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Ari Shine performs pop, rock music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Ari Shine for your event, Please Contact. Ari Shine has more than 18.8K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are   . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ari Shine for an upcoming event.

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