Shanty Sweets is a reggae, jazz, blues, neo-soul and ska performer from the city of Toronto, Ontario. This talented singer, song writer, band leader and producer of her own original music, has developed a unique sound inspired by some of the greats such as Phyllis Dillion, Bill Withers, Nina Simone, Dawn Penn, Dennis Brown, Amy Winehouse...and the list goes on.
Shanty Sweets captures the attention of many with her angelic voice and fascinating style. Her versatility has led her to effortlessly perform a large repertoire of many genres, covering some of the best classic and hit songs with her group of super talented musicians.
A brief background...
Shanty was given the opportunity to really build her skills while working as a lead vocalist, hostess and writer for a 10-piece funk, soul, and r&b band as well as with many other fairly large reggae bands in the past 15 years. With years of experience under her belt and the deep love she has for music, she keeps her audience entertained and on their feet. Music gives this talented artist a piece of mind...a feeling she hopes to share with the world through her smooth voice, relatable lyrics, her rich vibing music and her great taste in the song choices she covers.
Along side her band mates, Shanty has performed live at some of the best venues and events in and out of the city such as Nathan Phillip Square, The AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario), Western Union's Champ event at The Carlu, The Globus Theatre (Bobcaygen, ON), Atria (Oshawa), The Gladstone Hotel and The International Pearson, just to name a few... just to name a few.
Her playlists are specially put together according to the event, audience and requests she may have, therefore, whether it's reggae, jazz, neo-soul, blues, rocksteady or a mix of everything, Shanty and her talented crew will blow you away with an amazing performance each time they hit the stage. If you're looking for a band that's easy to work with and delivers what you want, Shanty Sweets Music is the band you're looking for!