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Jean Shy & The Shy Guys


The Blues Got Soul Tour 2012





2009 BMA Nominee
Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year
The Blues Got Soul CD



2010 IMA Nominee
Best Blues Album of the Year
Blow Top Blues CD



 Short Bio


The European Press glorifies her with headlines like The Queen Of The Night, Golden Throat, The Blues-Pipe, The Voice Of The Lord, The Roarer, Dynamite Stick,  and many more.

The Lady they are talking about is internationally acclaimed Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Actress JEAN SHY.

Born in Chicago, her vocal  Background  had   it's  beginning in Gospel Music. Jean is definitely a multi-talented Artist and audiences are overwhelmed by her powerful vocal delivery. 

Throughout her career Shy has presented recordings and Live Shows which can be compared to the versatility and uniqueness of Legends
Elvis Presley and Ray Charles, performing music ranging from Rhythm & Blues to Blues, Jazz, and Gospel. Regardless of the style of music she performs, the raw Blues in her voice can't be denied and is always in the forefront.

In conjunction with the 2008 Jean Shy & The Shy Guys CD release of "The Blues Got Soul," the Blues Foundation nominated JEAN SHY for the 2009 Blues Music Awards in the category of “Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year,” The Blues Music Awards are recognized as the highest honor given to Blues Artists.

"The Blues Got Soul" is a compilation of some of the hottest material recorded on Jean Shy and her Band “The Shy Guys,” which was partially performed Live at an Open Air Concert in Duisburg, Germany.

This classic CD is a timeless work of art, which consists of original compositions and covers, performed in their own unique style.

The "Blues Got Soul Tour 2011" is a dynamite Blues/Soul Show which consists of an explosive Mix of the Music that burns in her Blood. Jean will present everything from Rhythm & Blues Stumpers to Goose bump raising Ballads, performed with her longtime Band "The Shy Guys" in an original and innovative Style.

Jean Shy is akin to great Blues Artists such as Ray Charles, Etta James Sister Rosetta Thorpe, Van Morrison and Gary Moore. Whether Jean performs covers or own compositions, through her breathtaking, powerful voice, and her unique Interpretation, this strong voiced Entertainer brands every song with her very own trademark. The temperamentally charged Diva doesn't only transmit a spark, but let's a complete Fire leap over to the audience.

Elvis Presley was her first inspiration to become a professional Entertainer in commercial Music. Later she was also greatly influenced by Mahalia Jackson, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Carmen McRae, and others. Jean was already receiving awards for her musical talents by the time she reached High School.  Jean was already receiving awards for her musical talents by the time she reached High School. At the age of twelve Jean was signed by Leonard and Phil Chess to the legendary Chess Label in Chicago. The release of her original composition “Spring Fever” recorded by Tim & Jean became a Regional Hit. 

Just before leaving High School Jean was signed by Carl Davis for Brunswick Records. With various regional Record successes she toured as an Opening-Act in the "Chitlin Circuit" with Otis Leavill, Tyrone Davis, Barbara Acklin, The Chi-Lites, The O'Jays, Al Green, The Stylistics, Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield and Gene Chandler, gathering a tremendous amount of Stage Experience. 

Releases with Playboy-, Honey-, Fantasy Records, and No 9 & No 13 Billboard Hits "Night Dancer" and "That Old Black Magic" produced by Bob Esty with Robert Stigwood's R.S.O. Records followed. Night  Dancer also became one of the Soundtracks in the Movie Roller Boogie starring Linda Blair.

After her success in the US Jean branched out and went to Europe making Germany her second home in 1980. There she formed her own Band The Shy Guys with which she has been performing for thousands of Fans at major Festivals, Concert Halls and Churches throughout Europe for more than twenty Years.

Besides performing with her Shy Guys Jean joined an interesting project in 1994.   She was invited to be the featured Singer for the Dutch  formation  T-Spoon, which prior had two Top 10 Hits. T-Spoon featuring Jean Shy landed a No. 5 Hit with the very jazzy oriented Euro-dance track Where R U Now, and with the remake of the Janis Joplin Song Mercedes Benz in an Euro reggae style, they made it to No. 7 in the Benelux. The Songs became a Hit in a splattering of other countries as well.

The latest King Edward Music CD release Jean Shy & Friends entitled "Blow Top Blues" is nominated for 2010 "Blues Album of the Year" by the 10th. Independent Music Awards.

Jean Shy is a brilliant, and "one of a kind" Artist. A critique once described Jean's performance as follows:  Jean Shy  has   the conciseness of a Tina Turner,  the vivid Northern-Soul feeling of a Van Morrison, the expressiveness of an Etta James and she convinces above all with one thing "honesty".




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Song Title


One Day (Blues Version)  
Unchain My Heart  
Wouldn't Wanna Be You  
I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)  
Rock Me  
Livin' The Blues  
Chain Of Fools  
Song For You  
Old Time Rock'n Roll  



 Video Clips:


Jean Shy & The Shy Guys - I'd Rather Go Blind
Live at the Harmonie, Bonn (Germany), Feb 6, 2011 



Jean Shy & The Shy Guys - Little Red Rooster
Live at the Harmonie, Bonn (Germany), Feb 6, 2011 



Jean Shy & The Shy Guys - Wang Dang Doodle
Live at the Harmonie, Bonn (Germany), Feb 6, 2011 



Jean Shy & The Shy Guys - Rock Me
Live Performance in The Netherlands



Jean Shy & The Shy Guys - We Like The Same Thang
Live in Kiel, Germany



Jean Shy & The Shy Guys - The Blues Got Soul CD Trailer




Electronic Press Kit & Downloads:


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Electronic Presskit (EPK) and Press Reviews


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  • Bio,
  • Credits,
  • Discography
  •  Latest Concert &
     CD Reviews
  • 7 Page Feature
  • Other CD & Concert Reviews from various countries
7 Page Feature - Jan 2008
In The Basement, UK
6 page Feature April 2011
Living Blues Magazine US




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Los Angeles Music Agency
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Valley Village, CA, 91617, USA

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