Turn it Upside Down with Brian Shaffer
Brian Shaffer joined us on the phone to discuss what he has been up to lately including his newest gig as a voiceover talent!
Brian K Shaffer – Turn It Upside Down
kaj – Leverage
LollyTrigger – One
Brian K Shaffer – capitol nation
Writing Off Tomorrow – All the Blood I Need
Paradox Please – Singularity
Kaj (unreleased) – Cry For Help
Xander Demos – White Knuckle Driving
Shattered – God of RageZilch – Libra Eyes
skell – Don’t SpeakStep 11 – De Pintura
(kaj) – Angel of Blood
A Lovely Crisis – Guitar is Dead
Slant 6 – Home
Rockabilly Junction – Southern Skies
Brian Shaffer’s Biography
Hi, my name is Brian K. Shaffer and I am a musician based out of the Western PA region. I have been writing and recording music for roughly 15 years. I got my start as a young child listening to my mother sing and play guitar and sitting by the large console stereo listening to records with her. I then began to teach myself how to sing and became a vocalist in many a cappella groups such as the “Distinguished Gentlemen” and “Common Ground,” in which we performed across the Mid-Atlantic Region in such cities as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland and placed 4th at the National Harmony Sweepstakes at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. We had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such legendary groups as “The Monkeys,” “The Marcells,” “The Tymes,” “The Vogues” and “The Contours.”
As my career began to grow, i began to front a number of rock bands including (kaj) – pronounced “Cage,” in which I was a founding member. As the frontman for (kaj), we were featured in a National Rock Showcase in Louisville, KY and were a feature band at the “Heart of Texas Quadruple Bypass Music Festival” – AKA “The Texas Rockfest” in Austin, TX. Our music has been played on numerous radio stations and podcasts across the US as well as overseas, including XM and Sirus Satellite Radio, The Nationally Syndicated “Lex and Terry Morning Show,” The “Adam Curry (of MTV Fame) Podcast Rewind” and the “Armed Forces Network,” broadcasted to our brave men and women fighting for our freedom across the globe!
Some of the songs that i wrote for the band (kaj) “Redeemer” and “Disposition”were selected by MTV Networks for use in such shows as “MTV Made,” “MTV Fat Camp,” “MTV Spring Break”and the new show “MTV Exiled.” I have had the pleasure of working with Tony Marinacci of “Total Music and Entertainment” as a vocalist on 2 of his tunes and the song “Can’t Take Another Day” was used for the Pittsburgh Penguins Highlights Show on FSN Pittsburgh.
I am a single father of 2 beautiful boys and writing, recording and performing music keeps me happy and sharing that joy with my children is one of my biggest joys. Turning 40 on July 3, 2015 i fully believe it is time to take risks and take the chance to fully pursue my passion to the fullest!