Song Review: "Run!"
July 30, 2013 review by Alec Cunningham
Rating: 4.5 stars (out of 5)

"Run!" comes as Nashville singer/songwriter Shane Scheib's fourth single since his debut EP in 2005 titled Demonstrative. Scheib credits his training in jazz as the reason he is able to create such a diverse sound within both this track and the rest of his music. And whatever it happens to be, it's definitely working for him.

"Run!" is a peppy combination of rock 'n' roll and pop. His trusty electric guitar serves as the core of the track's instrumentation. It is not too intrusive nor is it too reserved. A guitar solo is revealed toward the end of the song, proving that the training he has had since the age of 13 and the influence he has taken from Stevie Ray Vaughn have come to really pay off. Scheib has also included a fairly lengthy intro and outro that all in all makes up about half of the entire track, suggesting that the track and its instrumentation is meant to contain meditative aspects as well.

Being a music critic from Tennessee I have had the chance to hear ample talent from the state, and Scheib happens to be the real deal. His work easily matches the talent found in any of the countless acts from Nashville that have gone on to make it big. He follows in similar footsteps to those of fellow Nashville singer/songwriter Will Hoge. And if the two were to book a show together it would be practically inevitable that one heck of a performance would ensue.

Scheib knows how to charm your ear drums, that's for sure. After just the first listen you'll have his melody and lyrics playing on repeat inside your head. This song expresses only a single example of the style and mood of Scheib's work, but if this is anything like his previous releases and those still to come Scheib should be noted as a force to be reckoned with. During his stint as an artist, Schieb has release more than a handful of single tracks and EPs. He has yet to release an entire album, but when that full-length release does finally come, it is sure to be something impressive.

Song Review: Just Friends

May 2013 review of 'Just Friends' by Justin Kreitzer 

Nashville based singer-songwriter and guitarist Shane Scheib recently self-released his new standalone single, “Just Friends”, which is available now on iTunes.  Shane has studied Jazz guitar at Jeff Berlin’s Player’s School of Music in Clearwater, Florida and with jazz guitar guru Yuzuru Tanakura, so he knows his way around a guitar riff.  He also founded and played in the alt-rock bands Native Born Alien and Fall Away Façade before becoming a missionary and moving overseas to New Zealand.  After his return to the states, he wrote and released two singles, Blood on the Floor and Epic Epic Epidemic as well as an EP, Genrelicious, which is also the name of a live showcase he headlines.  By using his training in Jazz and incorporating his other influences such as folk, pop and rock, Shane has created a diverse yet cohesive and highly accessible sound.    

“Just Friends” is an acoustic based folk-pop song featuring some propulsive hand percussion and cyclical acoustic guitars for a laid-back beach-blanket vibe.  The song is highlighted by an infectiously catchy chorus that will work its way into your brain and stay there for days, though part of that may be because the main vocal melody shares a passing resemblance to The White Stripes classic, “We’re Going To Be Friends”.  Shane’s smooth, Jack Johnson-like vocals are perfectly complimented by the pretty, soulful voice of fellow Nashville based and Christian singer-songwriter, Isis Mena who performs under the moniker, IS, on this classic Country & Western-style duet.  

In addition, Shane has also created a t-shirt that is for sale through his website, to go along with the song that features the logo: “Just Friends > Unjust Friends”, which is a play on the song’s positive lyrics.  I have never heard of someone making a t-shirt for a song, except for the iconic “Frankie Says Relax” shirts from the 80’s.  But who knows?  Shane Scheib’s new single “Just Friends” is catchy enough that it just might become the next “Frankie Says Relax” craze!

Song Review: Epic Epic Epidemic

June 2011 Review by Brian Francis, Contributing Writer at

" instrumental rock journey that will take you through a few generations of rock in under five minutes"

Shane Scheib Q&A

Your name: Shane Scheib.

Where are you from? Based in Nashville, Tennessee.

How would you describe yourself? Incredibly attractive, ultra hip, supremely humble, and completely inconsistent.

Who are your main influences musically? So many...  John Fogerty, Jack Johnson, Jack White, Jack Black, Black Keys, Pink Floyd, White Stripes, Stryper...

What do you hope to achieve in music? Play as often as I can for as long as I can.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? Playing at the Roxy on Sunset as the last stop of the fall tour last year was pretty awesome. My first national tour and first time playing in LA all at once.

And what’s the moment you want to forget? ...I can't remember now.
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?Run! because it is the first time where my genrelicious past caught up with my indie-pop present and made something that showcases where I am now and foreshadows what is to come.
Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?  
It's just such a privilege to create music and have it be heard. Thank you so much for passing it on!
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October 2013 Blog by Rachel Adell

Based out of Nashville, Shane Scheib is diverse in both appearance and sound. While ‘Just Friends’ envelopes you in a warm indie hug, ‘Blood on the Floor’ lands you in the scene of a lonely country western flick, but he doesn’t leave you there for long! He is quickly picking you back up in ‘Run!’ where you can’t help but do a little dance and tap your toes. If you’re anything like me, you’ll go ahead and repeat ‘Just Friends’ about twenty times per day. I love how he tunes up before the video! Ha!


If you haven’t had the opportunity to see Shane and you’re on the west coast, you’re in luck! He is just about to start a string of shows from Washington to LA! If you live in Tennessee, he plays every second Saturday at Merridee’s in Franklin, TN. He also headlines the Genreliscious Showcase in various cities celebrating musicians from all genres and backgrounds. This guy is truly awesome and deserves all the accolades he can get!


Album Review: Genrelicious

January 2011 Review of Genrelicious EP by Matthew Warnock, Editor in Chief for Guitar International Magazine

Any art form, including music, has a tendency to mimic the real-life experiences of the artist, and Nashville based musician Shane Scheib is no exception. After spending time overseas as a Missionary, studying at Jeff Berlin’s Players School in Florida, starting a guitar club in New Zealand and salmon fishing in the Bering Sea Scheib, acting upon a suggestion of the boat’s skipper, packed up his bags and moved to Nashville to pursue music fulltime. The chameleon like nature that defines his life’s story is directly reflected in his new release, the 6-song EP Genrelicious. Each song represents a different side of the songwriter’s musical background. From jazz to country to industrial and beyond, it’s all there on this eclectic collection of tunes.

The album kicks off with the track “Bossa Sauce,” which, though the title may suggest, is a little far removed from a traditional Bossa Nova track, but it is interesting nonetheless. An instrumental, Scheib lays down a funky, Latin-based groove and then layers a single-note guitar line over top that develops throughout the song. With the addition of some ear grabbing, rhythmic punches around the middle of the tune, the guitarist keeps the interest level flowing...

...his strengths seem to lie in the funkier, more rock-oriented tracks such as “Fung Ku” and “Indie Event”... the guitarist sounds right at home during these hard-driving numbers, digging deep into the pocket and laying down some very solid rhythm guitar work...

Scheib can really wail and these tunes showcase his strong ability as a rock guitarist. Not to be ignored is his tone, which ranges from lightly distorted on the first track and heavily industrialized on the latter. By adjusting the level of his crunch, Scheib not only elevates the energy on these tracks, he also keeps the listener guessing as to what’s coming next, a skill that any entertainer needs to succeed.

Ever the musical chameleon, Scheib then picks up a banjo, grabs a microphone and delves into the country inspired, tongue in cheek song “Fee Free.” Showing his comical side, but with the musicianship to back it up, might have backfired for other artists, but Scheib pulls it off. The song will put a smile on one’s face, but also get their feet tapping at the same time, not an easy thing to pull off. There’s also a killer, though short, chicken picken’ solo at the end of the track that definitely leaves one wanting more of this style of playing from the multi-faceted performer.

...Scheib is successful in showcasing the myriad of genres and styles that have influenced him over the years, and that he feels comfortable writing and performing in...With this in mind the talented composer and performer could easily take any of these six songs, follow those particular genres out with 8 to 10 more tracks, and come up with six release-worthy albums. After hearing what Scheib can do with an EP, one can only hope he takes these musical nuggets and sees them to fruition.