Algonquin native of Canada, Shylah Ray Sunshine is a multi-talented, award-nominated, influential vocalist, musician, mother and singing coach, known as a wildly authentic performer and entertainer. Sunshine blends neo soul, R&B, reggae, blues and hip hop to create her own distinct sound. Self-taught in vocals, piano, and percussion, she has a keen sense of rhythm and is a student of traditional African drumming.
When she moved to California, she began writing and sharing her music in the Los Angeles area, and soon her music career catapulted to the next level. Sunshine is creative and, as a multi-disciplinary artist, her music is featured in a multitude of films, documentaries, commercials and radio networks.
Her talents extend to various platforms, including starring in the classical Broadway musical theatre production Rent, and often appearing on radio and in television commercials. Sunshine also created a voice empowerment program, where she offers soul voice singing sessions, singing lessons and songwriting workshops for people of all ages and levels of experience. Her musical projects have fueled a multitude of singles, collaborations, live performances and the recent release of her first full length album Into the Wild.
Sunshine continues to inspire audiences everywhere with her gospel-like voice and ultra-moving lyrics. Her hit single “Existence” has achieved placement in dozens of advertisements and was nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media award (Best Song with Message/Social Impact).
With her new album, she continues to bring a spirit of positivity, power, and fierce love to the stage and the studio. Her album Into the Wild is available online.