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 300,000 Spotify streams per month and his song "For The Departed" surpassed 1 million streams in 2020.
Shayfer has 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 (Shudder) and Mickey Keating's Psychopaths (Samuel Goldwyn) 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.