Shane Noel Tassart
Shane Noel Tassart was born in the small town of Pekin Illinois, and by the age of five he had already started his career in music by teaching himself how to play the drums. By age eight he started singing in the choir and attended many stage competitions. Everything changed when, at age 13, he joined his first band and started playing “professionally”. After 3 years Shane decided to put down his drum sticks and become the lead singer for a local hard rock band. After 6 years on the bar circuit, he decided to try his luck in Los Angeles, but on his way there he ended up broke and alone only to return home defeated. As his luck would have it, on same day Shane returned home he met a guitarist that actually had been looking for him to front his band and relocate to Biloxi Mississippi. So for the next three years Shane performed with Wicked Jester on the road. Hundreds of shows were played and became the biggest draw on the Gulf Coast. All the gig money was saved for the next big move to Los Angeles. Shane landed in 1991 in Hollywood California with a few dollars in his pocket and a dream to be a star. His first three shows on the Sunset Strip were sold out, and all seemed to be on track, until the grunge movement happened. The band amicably dissolved. Shane went into a tailspin and decided to use his anger for good and started a power punk band called Needle Damage Done.
It was during this time he married his wife and started his family. Even though the band was doing well, Shane wanted to get back to his first love. Power pop, and Best of Seven was created from the fallout of NDD. This band went on to tour the states and eventually got signed to Union Entertainment (Nickleback, Saliva, Oleander).
The band showcased for all the major labels including Sony and Clive Davis’s new label J records. Over that period of time, Shane composed hundreds of songs recording at Ocean, A&M and Cherokee Studios, but unfortunately the stars never aligned. Eventually the songs would be released on Fastlane Records in 2002. His self penned single “Wonder” charted in the top ten in 2003 on a new format …internet radio. After years of disappointments with the music business he decided to give it a go alone and released his first solo ep “Rebels Never Die”.
Shane signed a publishing contract with Universal Music Publishing. Keeping busy, he also wrote the theme song for the internet series “Two Guys Drinking at a Bar” starring Chris Farley’s brother Kevin. The series was #1 on itunes and has over one million downloads! In 2009 he sang on a track named “Kiss The Girl” that was nominated for an AVN award for “Best Original Song”. Riding on that success, Shane decided to start licensing his songs for independent films, one of which became an underground hit entitled “Virgin Pockets”. All the while holding down a full time job and doing his best to be a good father and husband. For the next four years he did more composing than performing but by 2014 he started recording and singing for the platinum selling band Bulletboys, now going by the name Lies Deceit and Treachery until the end of 2017 .
Always a disciple of Steve Perry, Shane also fronted the longest running Journey Tribute act “Lights” for more than two years. Playing to tens of thousands all over the United States until forming his own Journey Tribute act, “WHEEL IN THE SKY”, currently performing to critical acclaim across the U.S in casinos and other large venues. Always looking for a challenge, today he is working on songs for movie and television and looking for voice and vocal work in the industry. He also recently lent his vocal talents to the soundtrack of the 2019 re release of the ever popular original Baywatch series that is currently syndicated world wide!