Shane Dwight is a charismatic and supremely talented guitarist, soulful vocalist, prolific songwriter and one of the brightest young up-and-coming stars on the rock/blues scene today. In the last two years, the Shane Dwight Band has been catapulted to the forefront of the West Coast Blues Scene. Appearing at prestigious concerts such as the Monterey Blues Festival, Reno Blues & Brews Festival, Portland Oregon Waterfront Blues Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, S.F. California Blues Festival, Central Valley Blues Festival, San Jose Comcast Jazz Festival, San Jose Metro Fountain Blues Festival and the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival (Eureka) etc., etc.
The Shane Dwight Band has also performed at world famous nightclubs: Slims (Boz Skaggs Club), John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room, and Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco, B.B. Kings in Hollywood, Blue Cafe in Long Beach and Harvelle's in Santa Monica. Though Shane's music is blues based, the band's ability to cross over to a variety of different audiences is evidenced in their current concert schedule which has them working at venues as diverse as County Fairs, Disneyland Theme parks, opening up for Major Country, Blues, and Rock Stars and appearing as the house band on Microsoft's Nationally Broadcast television show, "Microsoft Insider LIVE." Shane has already been contacted by several concert promoters from around the United States as well as Europe for the 2005 Festival season. These are just a few of the entities that recognize and appreciate the potential of Shane and his band and are expecting great things in their future. Shane and his band are getting rave reviews for every performance they play.
The catalyst of Shane's growing popularity and fan base has been the unforeseen development of his soulful, country-tinged vocals and charismatic stage persona.
Silicon Valley Metro's Marianne Messina quotes,
"... In spite of 'old' influences, Shane Dwight is anything but dated ... Dwight hops up crowds wandering in from both hip-hop and rock clubs ... He's been known to incite the girls to crazy-wild behavior."
Though he has only been singing and fronting his own band for a few years, continuous media exposure, "good press" and lots of radio play on local and Nationwide radio shows such as King Biscuit Radio and Dan Ackroyd's House of Blues Radio Hour has afforded Shane the opportunity to play extensively throughout the West Coast as he builds a loyal fan base in every city he plays. Shane is fast gaining the reputation of an excellent showman is performing at a maturity level well beyond his years.
The Shane Dwight Band, known for it's high octane, dance 'till you drop Rock & Blues, is fast becoming the Sensation of the West Coast. The bands ability to draw a crowd is consistent and unparalleled as each show draws more and more fans who file in and literally 'Boogie' all night. The Shane Dwight Bandcurrently features...
On Saxophone & Harmonica - Danny Hull, a virtuoso player who has toured and/or recorded with the Doobie Brothers (8 years), Journey, Michael Bolton, Jimmy Witherspoon (with Hollywood Fats on guitar), Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix's drummer), Eddie Money, Robben Ford, etc.
On drums ~ Jerome Kimsey, formally with Hoodoo Rhythm Devils, has also played with the likes of Johnny Winters and T-bone Walker and the Pointer Sisters.
On Rhythm Guitar - Robby Z., an accomplished songwriter and sessions player, he completes the band with his high energy rhythm guitar playing. Robby's recent studio works include the likes of Tommy Thompson (Gregg Allman Band), Chris Miller (Dave Menikettie Band), Linda Davis (Reba McEntire) and Brad Gillis of Night Ranger.
On bass ~ Chris Akin, one of the Bay Area's best kept secrets! Chris, known for his seamless groove and solid root oriented bass lines, honed his ability playing in countless Bay Area blues bands.
In recent performances, Shane has shared the bill with world class acts such as John Mayall & The Blues Breakers, Taj Mahal, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Marshall Tucker, Elvin Bishop, Dave Mason, The Supremes, Jefferson Starship, Terrie Clark, The Greg Kihn Band, Big Bill Morganfield (Muddy Waters son), Bob Margolin, Dennis Quaid, Indigenous, Brad Gillis of Ozzy Ozbourne, Night Ranger, John Lee Hooker Jr., and Tommy Castro.