"Vintage inspired R&B / Soul . Taste and sophistication infused with passion
Shay Dillon, the 2007 International Award winner for Best R&B/Soul Album and Best R&B/Soul Female Artist through Toronto Exclusive Online Awards and the 2006 International Award winner for the Best Female Solo Artist from the Music Aid International Music Awards, conveys not only a soulful and passionate delivery but it is one backed by classic songwriting skills and expertise
Fans and critics alike are enthralled by Shay’s earthy, raw mix of Blues, Soul and R&B. Her effortless segues from sweet soulful sounds to a powerful earth shaking belt are evidence of the command Shay has over her craft and her delivery. Her songs evoke emotion in the listener. The songs Shay writes move you, plain and simple
Shay's 2nd album is due to be released in February 2008. Currently, on her Debut Album Release "Through the Fire", several of Shay’s original songs are receiving International airplay, licensing and have been included on 6 compilation CD’s ( Music Aid, Shmusicmusic, Research Music’s ‘Just Talent’ , GlamJam, Vision4music and Indie Music For Life) to be distributed Internationally for 2007. 3 cuts from the album are featured on the Hurricane Healing Collection sold through Musicain to benefit hurricane victims.
She has been a consistent Blues and R&B chart topper on Garageband.com ( Currently, in January 2008, the song "Happy...Every Day" is number 2 on the blues chart and Drink Instead is number 5 ), Indie-music.com, iSound.com, Indiecharts.com, UBL.com and Broadjam.com earning her a larger International fan base and exposure.
Shay has published works with Thomas Nelson Publishing and Aknackformusic based in Nashville and is presently included in MamaPUBlooza Publishing catalog, Blue Pie Productions, Songs with Vision, Octobertunes and Supreme Lyrics. Shay’s debut album has numerous cuts being played on Internet as well as public Radio
There are multitudes of independent musicians vying for a music niche but Shay’s heart felt vocals are winning the hearts and respect of fans as well as other musicians all over the world. She has been likened to artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Lydia Pentz, Janice Joplin, Aretha Franklin and even Norah Jones, yet is unique in her sound and delivery. Even though Shay has been around long enough to “pay her dues” she is being discovered as one of the “newest” Indie talents on the blockwww.shaydillon.com