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Shayfer James is an internationally touring songwriter, theatrical/film composer, producer and performer.  In 2020, Shayfer signed with Kobalt Music Publishing and his music has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of an increasingly devoted fanbase around the world. His catalog boasts over 600,000 Spotify streams and 120,000 listeners per month with three songs having passed the 1 million streams mark.

Shayfer has also composed, co-created and performed immersive theater works in Iceland, London, NYC, and Jersey City and developed theatrical works at Rhinebeck Musicals, the Writer’s Colony at Goodspeed and The O'Neill Theater Center. He has composed the score and original songs for films such as Jenn Wexler's The Ranger and Mickey Keating's Offseason and  Psychopaths  which premiered at SXSW and Tribeca Film Festivals respectively. Shayfer has independently released six original LPs/EPs and various singles since 2010, and has performed his music at major music festivals and events in New Orleans, NYC, Miami, Austin, and Hong Kong.  


NEW EP: Americanachronism, January 2021

I'm pleased to announce that beginning January 8th 2021, I'll be releasing my new EP Americanachronism one song at a time each Friday.

On his new EP Americanachronism, Shayfer James finds fresh playfulness in his trademark gothic imagery and soaring…

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New Song: With Love, From Quarantine Benefiting


I wrote and recorded With Love, From Quarantine while being isolated during this Covid-19 quarantine.100% of sales will be donated to in support of the countless musicians who's lives have been terribly disrupted by this virus. Exclusively available on…

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