Alec Shaw is a singer/songwriter and producer born and raised at the foothills of the cascades in Washington State. His dad who was a gospel musician gave Alec his first guitar at age 11. Flash forward to high school Alec pieced together a band through the Seattle Craigslist page. They set off to play a collection of Alec’s first songs he wrote in highschool, where he spent the least amount of time actually being in school and most of his time daydreaming and recording hundreds of musical ideas on a handheld recorder that would become his first album. Released in 2016, “Car Town” landed Alec and his band their first gig at Neumos, Seattle playing for the Seattle Children’s Hospital benefit concert “Love Seattle” which launched Alec into the Seattle underground scene as a notable new artist. In 2017, Alec’s shows promoting his second album “Uhh Oh And The Oh Wells” caught the attention of local producers with the further developments in his vocal and arranging abilities. One of these producers was Andy Park who had recently established himself with credits like Pedro The Lion, Noah Gunderson, Macklemore, and Dave Mathews. Andy helped Alec shape his third album “Thinking Place” Which features more introspective, ethereal and focused songs. Their collaboration proved to find a sound that was becoming uniquely his, combining soulful and folky vocals, and soaring above swimming instrumentation. This album, coupled with a live version of the single “Fools Gold” featuring a gospel choir and moving video performance, shined more light on Alec in the national eye of the music industry, garnering Major Label interest and praise from KEXP’s Hall of Fame DJ Marco Collins naming him in his top 3 “PNW artist he would sign immediately”. In 2020 while set to play a slew of sold out shows, festivals and showcases Alec’s underground rise to the surface was frozen in it’s tracks by the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic, putting an abrupt pause on tour plans.
During 2020 Alec shifted his focus on recording, producing an album for The Voice finalist and long time collaborator Zan Fiskum. Along with recording and producing projects for other artists, Alec spent the “down time” working on his fourth studio album “Quantity” set to release February 2022 featuring his most creative and dramatic work to date. Since then Alec has also been recruited to Common’s new artist collective “Stardust Kids” at the beginning of 2021 to work alongside his team. In Collaboration with Stardust Kids and Omnivore He became the first artist in history to offer a Augmented Reality live performance video as an NFT featuring his latest single “Nobody But You