Shenton expressed a keen interest in playing a musical and started to play the guitar live at his parents church aged just nine along with his brother and 3 sisters.The young siblings formed a gospel group called The Dixon’s where they played their own instruments and sang close harmonies together and continued in the group playing numerous concerts in their home town and around the country.
Shenton played in various local bands after leaving school where he honed his skills further on both electric and bass guitar although he always ended up as the lead singer! Shenton tried his hand at various trades before making a conscious decision to go back to college with a view to attending drama school. Shenton decided to go to London just to get some audition experience in lieu of going to drama school but to his amazement got offered a part by the director Rob Bettison.To that end, Shenton was the original performer at the Apollo Theatre in the world wide smash hit musical Buddy. The producers were so impressed with his performance and, due to public demand, they extended the part to include the song “I’m Gonna Party” which he co wrote.
Shenton also was featured in the Original Tamla Motown Musical “Dancing in the Streets” playing alongside the late great Edwin Starr. Appearing virtually everywhere throughout the UK as well as various locations throughout Europe, such was the quality of his performance, he headlined the show on several occasions and was critically acclaimed with outstanding reviews.
Shenton is an accomplished piano player and guitarist and has been the musical director for several gospel choirs and even had his own Radio show on FUR FM where his skill and ‘Radio Voice’ was cultivated Shenton was featured on RADIO 1′s Breakfast show with Zoe Ball performing as The King of Rock and Roll live to the nation. He also featured on Radio FCUK as guest presenter Louis Armstrong and not only that Shenton is also the voice behind the VO5 commercial singing Jeepers Creepers as well as having played Elvis Presley in the Drythorns Cider National TV Campaign commercial. As if this was not enough for Shenton, he has also made quite a few TV appearances in various game shows as well as having taken on more serious roles in popular programmes such as Miss.Marple as well as the dating programme Take Me Out with Paddy McGuiness.
Shenton is presently featured in the Ashley Banjo Sky 1 Ident as a body popper dancer on SKY1 & SKY1 HD and also succeeded in Auditioning on the BBC programme The Voice on 15th February 20014.
1 x 60 mins
2 x 45 mins (2nd set would be a mixed set of Soul & Motown Classics)
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