Chicago Music Artist Isaiah Sharkey | Artist Profile
The genre less musician (I’d rather not box him) is rich in Chicago musical traditions such as gospel, r&b, soul, jazz, blues, hip hop, pop etc.. You name it he’s probably played!
Grammy winner Isaiah Sharkey, who released his first solo album, Love.Life.Live, on September 2017, grew up in a musical family where music was a tradition within the household. Isaiah was introduced to music at an early age growing up in the church.
Sharkey was born on July 14th, 1989 in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 4, he found an interest in guitar and immediately asked his parents to purchase him one.
Shortly after, Isaiah started learning music under the close instruction of his father Michael Sharkey. He learned about different music genres/styles from gospel music to jazz, R&B, blues, rock and funk music.
As an official member of D’Angelo and the Vanguard, as well as Chris Dave and the DrumHedz and playing alongside John Mayer and Lalah Hathaway, Sharkey is poised to finally take center stage as he fuses together his background in gospel, Jazz, R&B, Blues, Rock, and Funk to create an original sound with an instantly recognizable dose of soul.
His feel and style, puts you in the element of some of his biggest influences like Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix and Spanky Alford, he is tasteful and right in the pocket.
He can hear what the music needs and plays exactly that.
Check out this exclusive interview with Isaiah Sharkey!
Listen To Isaiah Sharkey’s Love.Life.Live Album!
Isaiah Sharkey on Chicago’s The Jam!
Sharkey Performing Special Lady from the Love.Life.Live Album
Sharkey Covering Prince!
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