Some Assembly Required
Shane Mills has been writing his own material since the day his father brought home his first guitar. Not content to simply learn riffs or impressive guitar licks, Shane's focus from the start has been melody, harmony, and chord progression. Simple. Beautiful. Eventually Shane relocated from his isolated, humble Midwest hub in northern Michigan to Los Angeles. For several years he was a major contributing writer for and (founding) member of a very active band on the L.A. scene called Soulbelly. Their independent release, 'simple. Chaotic,' for which Shane was the principal writer, was nominated for Best Pop Record by LAMA. The experience provided him with valuable exposure to excellent players, innumerable live performances, unique, collaborative writing situations, and a glimpse of the business of independent music. Shane Mills may not fit neatly into any specific genre. He says he's 'attempting to blur the distinction between an intimate, singer/songwriter vibe and an energetic rock band.' Shane's chief goal is that whatever does come out is sincere, visceral, and of some redeemable artistic value.