If you are a fan of The Voice, the reality singing competition, then you must have come across Shane Q, who on his audition impressed all four coaches when he first appeared on Season 17 of the singing competition series. He had a good audition, it made the coaches fight to have him on their team. He landed on Team Kelly in the long run.
The friendly and boisterous Shane Q we see today hasn’t always been like this. He was a shy boy growing up and he said it was music that ultimately brought him out of his shell.
He started singing since he was a kid and was involved at one point in his school choir. According to Shane, he is influenced by all music and creativity. Find out details about Shane Q in this article as you read further.
Even though his music and vocal dexterity are appreciated by fans worldwide, it may interest you to know that Shane Q is a self-taught musician. He picked up the guitar when he was 13 years old and fell in love with the stringed instrument. He then taught himself how to play.
The same way he taught himself how to play the guitar, he also taught himself how to sing, play saxophone, ukulele, and drums. Safe to say, Shane is an all-around music enthusiast.
One interesting part of his music styles is he is not constrained to just one particular genre. He likes to experiment with different genres. As a versatile singer. He also joins bands to sing at local coffee shops.
The Early Life of Shane Q
His real name is Shane Quidachay. There isn’t so much about his early life. He was born in Sacramento, California, the United States of America in 1990. We do not have information about his family or if he has siblings. His father is of Guatemala origin.
We guess it is his way of keeping his private business private. But from his NBC profile, Shane got his musical energy and vibes from his father and his uncle who both tune pianos for a living. As a young shy boy, it took his teacher catching him off guard singing and urging him to join the school choir. From there, his musical career kicked off.
Shane Q The Voice Journey
Shane Q appeared on Season 17 of The Voice reality singing competition. He joined Team Kelly after impressing all four coaches on his audition. On his audition, he sang Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey”. His sweet tone attracted Blake Shelton who immediately gestured that he wanted him on his team.
As he grew in the song, the other coaches had no option but to turn around. This made Shane Q only the third singer in Season 17 to get a four-chair turn. He didn’t win the competition but his impression was enough to get acclaim from fans across the country.
Shane Q’s Job
Shane is a minivan driver for United Cerebral Palsy. He has had this job for quite a while now and says he enjoys helping out in the little way he can.
Shane Q Covers
Shane hasn’t released any music yet. Even though, there is a big possibility that it will change anytime soon. However, in the meantime, he does covers of songs. His covers have drawn adulations from fans on social media platforms. One of the covers he made was Camila Cabello’s Havana. He likes to call himself a soulful singer who can belt notes needed for any genre of music.
Shane Q is influenced by Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Prince and others. Shane Q has had fans rave about his vocal quality and prowess. Also, he has received offers from the best record labels.
However, it remains to be seen which of the labels he would sign on to. We believe that if he gets on any of the labels, he will do just fine. His talent is immense and people with his talent get offers in no time.
Shane Q has also released the cover of the song he sang at his audition, which has seen more than 1000 views on YouTube.
As an upcoming artist, it is not unusual that he gets it hard to get to the top, but we believe that he gets his dream in no time. This way we get to hear more of his songs.