Shady Oaks, is a United States, Denver based rock band that makes extraordinary music. They have just released an original single titled “Numb”. We had a few questions and answers with them. Below are exclusive details on Shady Oaks and their new release.
Continue reading to know more about this amazing artist.
What is your real name?
Ty Gallaway-Songwriter for Shady Oaks
What’s your official Stage Name (showbiz name)?
What do you do (fashion, music, comedy, artist, dancer, etc.)?
How did you get into what you do (music, modelling, art, dance, etc.?)
I have been playing guitar my whole life and (obviously) had dreams of being in a rock n roll band. After college and many failed career choices, I decided to make music my full-time job. I met some guys that I knew in Denver that played music and here we are!
What field or genre are you into, and give a brief description of what your career/profession/ field feels like?
We are rock n roll in the truest form. Loud, demonic at times, and we all want to be remembered. I work in a music studio as an audio engineer so I have the luxury of working with my passions 7 days a week.
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
I am inspired by the music scene in Denver. We have an amazing community that seems like a team rather than constant competition. Everyone helps one another, passes along opportunities, and wants to grow the scene around them; rather than moving to LA. The scene inspires me to be better. If Shady Oaks is great, then everyone else is exposed to our opportunities.
What was your first project and the people you worked with, and which year?
My first REAL music project was with Chris Shrift and the Rock n Roll Boys (Now known as ‘Crittr’). Chris was the only musician I knew with a plan and a direction so I did whatever he told me to. Played bass, played drums, and sang background vocals. He was the first person to get me on stage. (This was in 2016)
How many projects do you have so far?
One!!! I write music for other genres as an exercise, but I am only involved with Shady Oaks.
How long have you been doing what you do?
Been playing guitar since I was 8… (2022-20 years… 2002!!). But really… since about 2012 when I was producing electronic music for my DJ project.
What do you look out for in this line of business?
SCAMS… Honestly, it’s unfortunate how many fake accounts and general bullshit there is. It is easy to prey on people when their passion is at stake. You never really know if someone is going to help you or not… It’s like the guy in school who always asks for a piece of gum.. Hey, feature this on my page for $20 and I promise you 100k followers. Stuff like that is toxic.
Have you won any awards or been nominated for an award? Or, in short, any achievement? Both in and out of your career path.
Not really! other than being accepted to The Underground Music Showcase in Denver 2 years in a row. And playing The Fox Theatre in Boulder for the first time.
What is this new release about?
Our new release is about the feeling of feeling emotionally Numb towards someone. Saying I love you, but never feeling the words coming out of your mouth to ever be true. You just go through the motions, praying, hoping that maybe you will wake up and actually feel the way you have been telling someone. But in the end, you are just afraid to hurt someone’s feelings so you develop a comfortably numbness and hate yourself.
Who and how many people worked on it?
We lost our old rhythm guitarist and bassist to jobs or personal music projects…. Since we traded them out, our lineup has been the same since!
What can your previous and new audiences anticipate from you in the future?
We are slowly releasing singles throughout the summer until our album is complete. You will hear a wide variety of genres and feelings throughout the album. But they all tell a story…