New Prose Poem!
February 6, 2013
Hey guys, it's been a while since I posted new poetry and I really appreciate all the notes asking for new stuff. SO.. brand new, wrote this last night and couldn't wait to share it. I'll post it on my blog- just click the link to the right. More to come....
August 14, 2012
Shay and photographer Lisa Capp took some photos around town. Here's a sneak peek at their new collaboration
Shay at the WitzEnd
August 7, 2012
The new WitzEnd in Venice is fast becoming the go-to spot on the westside for real musos. One of the only venues in Los Angeles that books its talent FOR their talent, one can always be assured of great performances. Shay was asked to duo with jazz bassist Ryan Roberts and the result was an intimate peek inside the inner workings of Shay's songwriting. "I'm going to 'Storytellers' this shit." Shay said and did she ever. Offering insight into the inspiration behind each tune, Shay left the stage to a mix of cheers and cries, as one young female fan approached the stage weeping, thanking Shay for her tales.
Famed sound artist Bastien Benkhelil guested on piano for their new collaboration "Monsters"
Below are Shay and Ryan, a moody duet of strings.
Shay in Venice
June 2, 2012
Shay was asked to entertain the gliterati at the M. Herrington gallery show on June 1st on Abbot Kinney. Hundreds of well-heeled guests mingled and showed their appreciation for Melissa Herrington's large scale abstracts and Shay's ethereal vocals on a beautiful Friday in Venice. Judith Ann Warren took these gorgeous shots of Shay's performance.
Everything Old is New Again
Shay is once again in the studio with Jeff Shuter, her former bandmate from Electro-folk duo Uffie. This time, they have collaborated on a collection of massively heavy dubstep tracks that once again combine Jeff's musical genius with Shay's lyrical mastery. Some truly brilliant vocalists are lending their voices (Shay included of course) and the results are sure to be out of this world. Keep checking back for more info!
Shay on KCTY At a Glance Talk Radio LBCC
April 28, 2012
Shay sass-mouthed Rodney Bardin and played some brand new tunes live at LBCC. Thanks for all the emails! We'll be heading back to see everyone at At A Glance in Oct so don't forget to tune in and hear Rodney and Shay give each other a hard time again!
Shay featured at Tia Chucha
March 17, 2012
Shay performed an intimate acoustic set at Tia Chucha's poetry night. A community staple and a beacon of dynamic diversity amongst the new wave of underground urban poetry and music collectives, Tia Chucha is a bookstore and community center that offers a venue for electrifying new voices in Los Angeles. After seeing Shay perform regularly at Tiger Moon's Poet's Perch, a downtown speakeasy, Jenuine Poetess, a community organizer, asked Shay to be a part of Tia Chucha's special event.
We have a clip from her raw performance:
New Poem "She Cuts" in Shay's blog
July 23, 2011
click the "blog" link to the right and see Shay's brand new poem "She Cuts" -- a consideration of self-harm and the people who are afflicted by the desire to hurt themselves.
Shay on the Brian Howard Show!
March 26, 2011
Read the review of Shay's Roxy show!
November 17, 2010
Shay Astar performed a show at the legendary Hollywood venue The Roxy Theatre in October, opening for Ben Fuller. Read the review on the Press page! Or read the full-length report on the Roxy website: http://theroxyonsunset.com/?p=3888
Shay Astar's debut full-length album "Blue Music" now available in iTunes Music Store!
October 13, 2010
Big news for all Shay fans!
"Blue Music", the full-length album, is now available from all major digital download stores, including iTunes Music Store and Amazon.com. Get your copy today, and feel free to leave a lovely review in the store of your choice. Enjoy this stellar collection of songs from one of the most amazingly talented singer/songwriters on the scene.
Click on this link to launch iTunes Music Store:
Listen to the new tracks here!
September 7, 2010
Check out some tracks from Shay's upcoming debut album "Blue Music" now! The songs "Volcanoes", "Don't Break Down", "Resign" as well as the "Suckerpunch" demo can now be streamed on the Music page! Enjoy...!
Catch Shay performing on SCVTV!
August 27, 2010
Don't miss Shay's live interview and performance on Santa Clarita Valley's brand new local TV channel. The program is called "House Blend" and Shay appears on the premiere show of the series on Thursday September 2nd, 10 p.m. You can find Santa Clarita Valley TV, or SCVTV, on Time Warner Cable Channel 20 in the Santa Clarita Valley, plus AT&T U-verse 99 and live stream at www.scvtv.com
. Shay performs her song "Resign", and discusses her current debut EP "Blue Music".
"Blue Music EP" available now!
August 23, 2010
Gearing up for the release of "Blue Music", the full-length album, you can now purchase the "Blue Music EP" from all major digital download sites, including iTunes Music Store and Amazon.com. Click on the link below (or copy/paste it) to check out audio clips and get your own copy of this stunning debut EP.