Introducing... siaira harris
Siaira Shawn is a singer, songwriter, performer, born and raised in San Francisco, California. She started singing at the ripe old age of three and her defining music moment came in elementary school when she played Alice in Alice in Wonderland and her solo received a standing ovation. That was the moment she knew that performing would be her life. She attended San Francisco School of the Arts with a concentration in theatre. She attended Howard University and graduated in 2006 from San Francisco State University with a degree in Communication Studies.
She has performed and continues to perform all around the Bay Area. She has shared stages with performers such as Goapele, Bilal, Kindred, Dwele, Ise Lyfe, Zion I, The Attik, and Jennifer Johns. She works with artists/producers League 510, Will Bracy, rap artist DoDat, rapper Five-Eighty, keyboardist/composer Maya Kronfeld, producer/musician George Hearst, and one of the most sought after rhythm sections in the west, The Park.
She has many influences from soul legends like Donny Hathaway to revolutionary thinkers such as Audre Lorde. SiairaShawn wants to bring a much needed light to the up and coming talent in the Bay Area and bring a level of artistry, creativity, and purpose to music that she believes the people deserve.
"The In Between E.P." is out now and she is currently filming the independent film "Toothbrush" that will debut in June 2011.