After blazing the charts in the UK, rising indie pop star Shirin is bringing her sweet pop charm to the US!
by Daniel Haim
Shirin’s single ‘Taking You Away’ is the first out of the blocks from a recording trip she made to LA in February 2010. It combines the musical genius of USA based Producer Marcus Bell of Bellringer Music, with Shirin’s prolific talent for song writing.
The past year she’s been on a promotional Tour of UK Schools, Clubs, & Events, with total performances of over 60,000. Also Steve James Remix A&R of Side-Effect Productions produced four track remix EP for “Taking You Away” which is also available on iTunes.
19 year-old Singer/ Songwriter SHIRIN, based from Fareham Hampshire, began her musical journey at the tender age of 10, song writing before recording at just 13. The next six years saw Shirin performing by invitation at Youth Festivals in Norway, Cyprus & New York where she was backed on piano by Producer KC Porter of LA (who continues to work with top level stars such as Enrique, Janet Jackson etc). It was in New York in 2008 that she first caught the attention of Producers Marcus Bell & Jon Rezin of American Idol of LA.
This meeting was to forge an ongoing interest by Marcus & Jon in the career of Shirin as an emerging singer songwriter and so began the exchange of submissions of tracks for Shirin to song-write and record to. This was to culminate in a collaboration by Shirin & Marcus Bell in 2009 on a song called ‘Insomnia’ which stirred immediate interest and reviews on Ras Kwame’s ‘BBC 1Xtra Home Grown Talent’ Show plus a Review in the MU’s Magazine ‘MUSICIAN’ in June 2009 and initial interest from Labels in the UK.