SHIM (of Sick Puppies)

SHIM (of Sick Puppies)

Madame Mayhem

Tue, March 19, 2019

7:00 pm

The Lizard Lounge

$15.00 - $17.00

This event is all ages

SHIM (of Sick Puppies)
SHIM (of Sick Puppies)
When Shim Moore first began writing solo music, a piece of early career advice stuck with him.He recalls, “Somebody once told me, ‘When you’re making music, the difference between good and great is blood. If you bleed on a record, people are going to hear it. If you don’t,people are going to hear it too’.”Truth is, Shim’s blood courses through every song he’s ever written and recorded. Millions of fans worldwide connected to his songwriting, spirit, and soul across four full-length albums from the RIAA platinum-certified Sick Puppies—which he founded in 1997. Following his split from the group during 2015, the Australia-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer did what he does best: write.“I lost my band, a lot of my finances, and most importantly,my identity,” he admits. “I wasn’t going to stop though. I had to find a new identity and the songsto go with it. It was awhole rebirth. It couldn’t be some acoustic shit or a retread of what I’ve already done. It had to be fucking amazing. After a couple of failed attempts at collaborating again, the universe delivered me this ultimatum, ‘If you don’t do this yourself, it’s never going to get done. Just do it’.”Back at square one, Shim transformed the bedroom of his L.A. apartment intoa makeshift studio and bought $4,000-worth of equipment from Guitar Center. Borrowing amps and guitars from friends, he personally produced and engineered what would become his independent solo debut in under 44 days—barelymaking the deadline to return thegear. He transferred the chaosaround him into theboldestanthems of his career introduced by the 2018 debut single “Hallelujah.”On the track, bluesy clean guitar cries outbefore snapping intoagospel-style chant—“Can I get an Amen or a Hallelujah?”—carried by a full choir. It culminates on a wild guitar solo before divebombing back towards thehard-hittinghook oncemore.“You can create the life you want regardless of the perceived obstacles,” he goes on. “‘Hallelujah’is all about digging yourself out and starting the work. I didn’t have a specific projection of where this was going. I had no idea what my destination would be, but I knew I had to getmoving.”Elsewhere on the record, “Our Time” serves as an empowering affirmation set to a soundtrack of orchestral swells and unbreakable distortion, while “Fearless” encourages “the superhero in all of us”with a seismic chant. Shim adds, “That’s a conversation I’ll have with my son someday.”In the end,this body of work represents the artistathis most poignant and powerful, and ready to tear up stages around the globe.“Music should sound exciting at all times,” he leaves off. “If it excites you, you won’t shut it off. I wanted to make a record that didn’t let up. This is my sound. It’s real. It’s empowering. It’s who I am. There’s a lot of blood on it.”
Venue Information:
The Lizard Lounge
223 North Water Street
Lancaster, PA, 17603
http://www.chameleonclub.net/lizard-calendar