As an award-winning film/television music composer, Shane Harvey has worked in the entertainment industry throughout his native Canada and around the world for decades. His latest 2018 feature score Sylwia: The Life of An MMA Gal provides an intense emotional punch to a very serious subject matter about professional female fighters. In 2017 Shane’s feature film score Zacma/Blindness got rave reviews in both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety and was being considered for a Golden Globe nomination for best music. Other films include The Closed Circuit which landed near the top in Europes box office, General Nil, The Rhino Brothers, Gracze, Middlemen and The Shower. Shane has worked with many world-renowned musicians and actors including Snoop Dogg, Isaac Hayes, Michael Buble, Jon Bon Jovi, Little John, Alanis Morissette. Shane also created, directed and provided the music score for Paper Promises, a feature-length documentary about his father Larry Harvey which has become a fathers day classic. As a singer-songwriter, Shane penned the infectious tune Got A Hold on Me, a song featured in the 2006 box office hit “Final Destination 3” and wrote, produced sang and played on the entire CD For Guinevere: To Hell and Back, a wildly original, semi-autobiographical album of Shane’s whose melodies and lyrics feature several musical styles and influences, including jazz and rap. Shane Harvey has lived and breathed music since the age of 5 when he first held a postcard sent to his father, country singer
Larry Harvey from his friend Elvis Presley.
Shane has worked with The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and The Warsaw National Orchestra on numerous film projects including the cult film classic CLEARCUT. Shane worked with the late great jazz legend Moe Koffman on the feature film THE SHOWER.
This past summer saw Shane perform a tribute to Johnny Hartman/ John Coltrane with world iconic jazz saxophonist Azar Lawrence
Shane’s feature length documentary PAPER PROMISES was his directorial debut. The film looked at the life of Larry Harvey, the director’s father and has become a Fathers Day classic. Larry was a highly touted country music singer-songwriter in the 1950’s and early 1960’s who decided to hang up his guitar and move from Nashville to Toronto where he raised two daughters and a son with his wife and worked in an industrial parts factory until he retired.
His song RICKY won the National MUCH MUSIC songwriting contest.
Shane Harvey is an award-winning jingle writer. His Ally Dupont spot won a Telly for best 30-second music composition in the USA. Shane is an accomplished voice/over talent and can be heard on numerous radio spots in Canada.
Vocal accolades have streamed in from the likes of heavyweight rapper Snoop Dogg. “He’s the best mother #@*! white singer I ever heard...he’s like White Chocolate..”.
Late legendary R&B singer/musician Isaac Hayes concurred, “Does Shane sing it straight up? You’re DAMN RIGHT”.
From stadium rocker Bon Jovi, “I was blown away by Shane’s strong vocals!”
“Shane’s vocals and trumpet are what we call a double threat” says Patience Higgins (member of New York’s famous Duke
Shane Harvey has performed, sang and recorded with artists such
as Alanis Morissette and Blood Sweat and Tears. Shane
impersonates over 40 of the world’s most famous singers,
including Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael McDonald
and George Michael.
Shane Harvey dazzled audiences with a Chet Baker tribute show.
Toronto Star Entertainment reporter Rob Salem states “The
influence of Chet Baker is unmistakable, yet the voice and
melodious trumpet riffs clearly belong to Shane Harvey.”
Iconic Canadian songwriter Jim Vallance calls Shane’s debut CD,
FOR GUINEVERE: TO HELL AND BACK a “Masterpiece”.
Shane’s jazz/hip-hop/R&B CD recording also received an ‘A’
review in The Vancouver Province.
Sylwia The Life of an MMA Gal 2018
Closed Circuit/Uklad Zamkniety 2013
PAPER PROMISES 2010
GENERAL NIL 2009
THE RHINO BROTHERS
MIDDLEMEN (IFCT Award “Best Original Score”)
FINAL DESTINATION 3 (song composer)
THE FIRST SNOWFALL
A PROMISE BROKEN
MOVIE TELEVISION THEME/CITY TV
BUY AND SELL NEWSPAPER
For Guinevere: To Hell And Back
Ricky-WINNER of MUCH MUSIC songwriting contest
Listen To The People- written for Second Harvest food bank
This Kind Of Love
Loves In Remission
Till I’m Dead And Gone
She Was My Momma