• The Shades at Schubas in Chicago, Illinois. November 21, 2016 (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

why book the shades?

Equipped primarily with their voices and acoustic guitars, The Shades draw on influences from The Beatles and Crosby, Stills & Nash, to Stevie Wonder and Chance the Rapper, to create an uncommonly good sound. Impressive arrangements, tight harmonies, and creative mashups are hallmarks of The Shades’ live act, which has reached audiences from Chicago’s House of Blues to New York’s Rockwood Music Hall, with nearly a dozen college campuses in between.

Having already received critical acclaim for their first single, ‘Take You Home’, from American Songwriter Magazine and NewSong Music’s International Songwriting Contest, the group received nationwide honors when lead vocalist Andrew DeMuro landed a spot on ‘Team Adam Levine’ in Season 11 of NBC’s ‘The Voice’. In partnership with Green Light Go Publicity, The Shades released their first major recorded effort – a six-song EP entitled, Miles Made of Inches, in October 2017Keep up with The Shades on social media (@WeTheShades) and visit their website for info on upcoming shows (www.wetheshades.com).

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what you can expect to hear

adele & justin bieber

alicia keys

allen stone

amos lee

amy winehouse

bb king

the beatles

billy joel


brandie carlile

bruce springsteen

chance the rapper

chris stapleton

daft punk

david bowie

elton john

frank ocean

gary clark, jr.


the jackson 5

john legend

john mayer

john mayer & michael jackson

justin timberlake

king harvest

lake street dive

mariah carey, beyonce, ed sheeran, & marvin gaye

maroon 5

michael jackson

new basement tapes

r. kelly

ray lamontagne

rihanna, kanye west, & paul mccartney

stevie wonder

stevie wonder & the temptations

stevie wonder, bruno mars, nelly, kool and the gang, & the jackson 5

the sweet remains

tori kelly

three dog night

the wallflowers

the shades originals!

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