Bio

SHORT BIO:

Fief Screed is the latest from Angie Shyr, a cross-cultural musician whose current blueprint is an idiosyncratic fusion of IndieRockSoul.  She began writing music out of the blue when she had a mystical experience in which Ludwig van Beethoven showed her what it was like to be deaf.  She connected this to her own experiences of race, gender and human injustices and quickly got comfortable being uncomfortable.

“Music has infinite roles. Its impact is immeasurable. As listeners, we disperse and pollinate music. We walk each song along emotional and experiential routes that give it an eternal life. Music is our constant companion. It’s our collective souls’ keeper.”

“Angie Shyr approaches music using methods rarely seen before.” – IMPOSE Magazine

“The latest project of music multi-tasker Angie Shyr is delivering all the eclectic indie jams you could wish for, fused with kick ass power that you’ll never get enough of.” – IDOBI 

“Super endearing from the expressive Angie Shyr… hits the nail on the head with the latest.” – SPILL Magazine 

“Angie Shyr’s project shows she has a knack for writing infectious indie gems.” – ELECTRONIC North UK 

 

 

LONG BIO:

“Angie Shyr approaches music using methods rarely seen before.” – IMPOSE Magazine

“The latest project of music multi-tasker Angie Shyr is delivering all the eclectic indie jams you could wish for, fused with kick ass power that you’ll never get enough of.” – IDOBI 

“Super endearing from the expressive Angie Shyr… hits the nail on the head with the latest.” – SPILL Magazine 

“Angie Shyr’s project shows she has a knack for writing infectious indie gems.” – ELECTRONIC North UK 

Jackie Highway is a 10-album project (#swoondoom #frankenlight) created by violinist & pianist Angie Shyr.  She was inspired by Beethoven when he showed her what it was like to be deaf.  Brought up by 2 itinerant biochemists, she bonded first with Mother Nature and her aural wilderness.  Then came music lessons, listening to the galaxy emote and crazy blessed opportunities to visit Earth.  Both real and imaginary travel were consistent, with the former provided by early orchestral and chamber ensemble performances.

Angie was 7 when she performed Mozart’s 3rd Violin Concerto for Yehudi Menuhin and was invited to attend his school in England.  She studied with Marylou Speaker-Churchill and Emmanuel Borok, playing nearly every violin concerto by the time she was 16.  As a teen, she toured with orchestras through France, Germany, Poland, Czechia, Austria, Canada and all over America. Equally proficient in piano, her first job was piano accompanying singers and violists. 

She also dabbled with keys/bass for African and hiphop bands while violining with Led Zeppelin, The O’Jays, The Dramatics, The Temptations, Snow Patrol, Sarah McLachlan, B-52s, Guster and Gorillaz.  Her musical influences swing ocean deep and equatorially wide, reflecting her undying love of God’s Universe and leaving no musical stone unturned.  Altogether, her experiences bond into a musical topography that is her current bliss mix – songwriting, composing, sound & lumens engineering, teaching, http://lalalove.xyz and upcoming RingAround project.

“The JACKIE HIGHWAY project hangs up the traditional vanguard and spins it 361 degrees. The music is a pop blend of neo-grooves and indie that sways the hips and frees one’s natural funk” – – –  SPILL Magazine, PURE VOLUME

Angie adores sparkling people’s lives with new skyways and hopes others will catch their wave, wild and willing on every front.  “Music has many roles and infinite destinies.  Its impact is immeasurable.  As listeners, we disperse and pollinate music.  We walk each song along emotional and experiential routes that eventually give it eternal life.  Music is our constant companion – our collective soul’s keeper.”

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VENUES performed:

INTERNATIONAL

Musikverein, AUSTRIA

London

Union Chapel

The Drawing Room

Paris

FNAC

Radio France

House of Live,

La Fleche d’Or

Theater de Poche (St. Etienne FRANCE)

Other

Danforth Music Hall, Toronto CANADA

Orbit Room, Toronto CANADA

USA

Stadiums/Large Arenas

Madison Square Garden

Hartford Civic Center

NYC

Carnegie Hall

Mercury Lounge

Knitting Factory

The Bitter End

SOB’s

LA

Whisey-A-Go-Go

The Viper Room

House of Blues

Knitting Factory, Hollywood CA

US Other

Lincoln Theater, Raleigh NC

The Garage, Winston-Salem NC

Atomic Cantina, Albuqueque NM

The River Theater, Portland OR

KPSU Radio, Portland OR

Music Millenium, Portland OR

Lock and Keel, Seattle WA

The B-Side, Spokane WA

Gabe’s Oasis, Iowa City

Wise Fool’s Club, Chicago IL

Elbo Room, Chicago IL

Schubas Tavern, Chicago IL

Valentine’s, Albany NY

Luxx, Dallas TX

The Barking Spider, Cleveland OH

Pilot Light, Knoxville TN

The Rhythm Room, Phoenix AZ

Club Red, Tempe AZ

The Loft, Atlantia GA

Boston

FLEET CENTER

MAJESTIC THEATER

THE ORPHEUM

JORDAN HALL

SYMPHONY HALL

House of Blues

TT the Bear’s

Lizard Lounge

WBCN, WFNX, WZBC

Zuzu

Paradise Lounge

Johnny D’s

Ryles

The Beehive

The Stork Club

The Cantab