Miller Lite Mainstage
Saturday June 7, 3PM
Born with a passion for music, Shane Ashton has been singing and performing for crowds since he was two years old. From the small, Northern Wisconsin town of Laona, Shane attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to pursue a degree in music. Since college, Shane has become a registered BMI songwriter and regular performer. Shane has spent the last four years traveling the Midwest both as a solo act and as a lead singer with Platinum; an eleven-piece Milwaukee-area band.
Shane has performed at Pride festivals around the Midwest, including on the Miller Lite Main Stage at Milwaukee PrideFest and at Green Bay Pride Alive. Pumping up packed crowds with his troupe of six dancers with their high octane dance routines, Shane performs original songs from his forthcoming independent album, in addition to pulsating covers like “Turn Me On,” “We Belong Together” and his signature, “At Last.”
Shane’s first single, “Heartbeat” was featured in the film EATING OUT: THE OPEN WEEKEND, and can be found on the charity album “Indigo;” which proceeds go to support The Trevor Project. Shane recently placed in the top four in the West Hollywood Original Song Contest for his song “(Party Like An) Earthquake.”
A philanthropist and human rights activist, Shane is actively supportive of equal rights, the fight against youth suicide and the fight against HIV/AIDS. Shane has volunteered with and performed at One Heartland; the largest care program for children who experience HIV/AIDS and other challenges in the Midwest.
Garnering material from his own life, Shane has long been writing songs based on life experiences. Shane is currently writing new material, recording and producing his first album, which he describes as an “urban pop” sound. The yet untitled album will be out next year with the first two singles available on iTunes now. Shane credits Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé as his most pivotal musical influences.
For more information, please visit Shane Ashton’s ReverbNation Page: