Shane Hampsheir is recognised within the music industry as both a very talented jazz/swing singer and a versatile and accomplished performer. As a professional singer, Shane has performed a number of highly acclaimed one-man shows in jazz clubs and theatres in the UK and Europe and is widely regarded as one of the country’s top swing singers and is in constant demand with many big bands and orchestras including the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.
Shane was asked by Universal Records to record Michael Bublé’s hit single ‘Home’ for the compilation album ‘You Raise Me Up – 2008’. In March 2009, the recording was re-released as the title track on a double CD featuring such artists as Katherine Jenkins, Hayley Westenra, Russell Watson, Louis Armstrong, Boyzone, Lesley Garrett, Girls Aloud, Jamie Cullum and many more. Since then, Shane’s version of ‘Home’ has appeared on 6 top 10 albums World-wide, with more of the biggest stars in the music world.
Over the past year, Shane has performed in London’s most prestigious jazz clubs such as Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express and 606 Club, in his own right and with the Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Peter Long Orchestra, Nick Ross Orchestra, The Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band, The Len Phillips Big Band and around the country with his own big band and swing band.
In May 2016, Shane released his debut single, 'Brazil' - arranged by Evan Jolly - which reached number 1 in the iTunes Jazz Chart, above Frank Sinatra, Gregory Porter and Ella Fitzgerald. Hear a preview or buy 'Brazil' now.
In March 2017, Shane released his own debut big band album featuring the UK's top jazz musicians and showcasing arrangements by composer and master arranger, Evan Jolly. Shane recorded songs such as, 'I Put a Spell on You', 'Hallelujah, I Love Her So' and 'Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps' as well as original compositions, 'By Your Side', 'Take Your Chances', 'Cried Away', 'My Lover's Heart' and 'Save Yourself'. Check out this top class recording HERE.
The Autumn of 2017 saw Shane embark on his next musical journey, performing his show for Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). So far, Shane has performed on over 25 cruises travelling all over the world - from Italy to Greece, France to Morocco, New York to Copenhagen, Sri Lanka to Hong Kong, Florida to Lisbon, Taiwan to Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi to India, he should really sort out his air-miles!
2020 has been a testing year for Shane and his band of musicians with cancellations left, right and centre because of the global pandemic BUT that hasn't stopped Shane and his performer girlfriend, Crystal Cimaglia from entertaining the masses via Facebook Live and YouTube. January 2021 marks Shane and Crystal's 70th live stream concert celebration! To watch their Wednesday or Saturday evening shows catch them on Shane Hampsheir News Page on Facebook or Shane Hampsheir TV on YouTube (Shows are at 8pm GMT).
Shane and Crystal also have had some success with music releases and viral videos online. Check out their music on iTunes Store, Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music today!
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“Performing the songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Bublé, Tony Bennett and many more, the singer was chameleon-like in his ability to perform the hits of others. One of the highlights of the night was his tender rendition of By Your Side, which was instantly met by standing ovations all round. The young singer’s performance showcased his wonderful ability to not only recite popular heyday hits, but to also show his command of songs that ranged from heartfelt and delicate, to sophisticated and uproarious. The set concluded with Ray Charles’ Hallelujah, a performance so kinetic and energised that members of the audience quickly got up off their chairs and danced by the front of the stage, almost as an act of worship. Carefree and excited, Shane’s manipulation of the audience is certainly a sight to behold. Very few can create such an atmosphere of pure, unadulterated joy in the way that Shane can. “
“Vibrant, charismatic and instantly likeable, Hampsheir is a natural performer. His playful charm will appeal to almost anyone, as well as his sculpturing and reinvention of popular classics.For anybody looking for a night of entertainment or romance then look no further than Shane Hampsheir. Move over Paul Anka – there’s a new swing king in town.” – The Upcoming
Looking to book Shane for your wedding or private party? Shane has performed at over 1500 private events from Kent, Essex and the rest of the UK to Bahrain, Jordan, Thailand and Monaco! So, contact Shane today to have you and your guests entertained by one of the finest and most sought after acts in the UK.