Shoshin, a trio from Manchester, England, formed in late 2009 by Pete Haley. Their style of music is based on mixing an intense rhythmic core of Urban Music, Latin and Hip Hop with the melodic and harmonic elements of Rock, Reggae, and Soul.
The band started out performing car-battery powered guerrilla street gigs all over Europe in 70 different cities and 11 countries spreading their sound, and sharing their vibes, throughout Europe.
In January 2010 Shoshin put their name on the map in Europe’s music scene by performing for a total of 7 hours over 2 days in below freezing conditions outside the annual Eurosonic NorderSlaag Festival in Groningen Holland having driven there all the way from Manchester uninvited.
This display of grit, determination and skills led to the band being booked widely across the continent in 2011, throughout many venues and festivals alike.
In mid-2012 Shoshin embarked on a US campaign, touring throughout famous NYC venues/festivals, such as Café Wha, The Bowery Electric, and the CBGB Festival to name a few. Shoshin also completed recording their official debut label album (DEEP SLEPRIVATION) with world renown producer Joel Hamilton (Studio G) who’s works include: Matisyahu, The Black Keys, Mos Def and many others.
Shoshin have recently completed a UK tour, bringing their sounds, and getting the crowd jumping and moving, in the UK, Netherlands and Germany. In 2013 Shoshin bring their music to South America, playing alongside the current #1 Latin American Rock band, in a 3 city, multi-venue tour. Once completed, they’re off again, tirelessly bringing their sounds to Europe for another 2 month 3 country, many city tour.
From main-street to mainstream, Shoshin’s rhythmic, hard-hitting sounds get the crowd moving, jumping and asking for more!”