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Jim McShane - Keyboards - The Ninja Cowboys
What started with organ lessons at seven years old turned into playing in a band with a group of kids aged 13 thru 17 doing Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass covers. I was playing regularly in nightclubs (with a chaperone, of course) once a week. I then started playing high energy dance music in bars and hotel chains for a living, frequently touring the Eastern U.S., what better a life than making music and a living with my friends! I have over 38 years working experience as a professional musician, most notably with the Raisin' Cain band here in Cleveland.
I started songwriting in college and haven't stopped since. I have been a member as songwriter and orchestrator for the production team of the award winning cable TV venture, Captain Dave Productions. I have received past recognition from Billboard Songwriting Contest and the Great American Songwriting Contest. It's good to know I'm doing something right now and then.
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