Shanty Sweets is a neo-soul, roots reggae, jazz (with a mix of ska) performer from Toronto. Her versatile style, or “versastyle”, shows through effortlessly allowing herself to float through the many different genres mentioned with ease. With many years of experience and a deep love for music, she knows how to keep an audience entertained and on their feet.
At the age of 16, she discovered her passion for music and her gift of an alluring voice while experimenting in her father’s recording studio. Alongside her bandmates, Shanty has performed at many events and venues all throughout the T-dot, such as the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario), The Carlu for a show sponsored by Western Union, The Globus Theatre (Bobcaygeon), Atria (Oshawa) and the heart of the city, Nathan Phillips Square, just to name a few.
She takes pride in always putting on a good show for her audience and strives to spread wisdom, inspiration, and create an uplifting feeling through her music.
Her influences run the gamut of excellence. They include: Nina Simone, Alanis Morisette, Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, Ella Fitzgerald, Marcia Griffiths, Leela James, Beres Hammond, Goapele and many more.
“Why be like everyone else when being different is so empowering? Feel the power!!!”