Florida axe wielder Shane Gibson submitted a thirteen song instrumental and vocal CD-R of demo material entitled Mr. Stork. Beginning with "unearthly 32nd note arpeggios at 165 bpm", Gibson takes it from there - cementing his urgent technical sophistication, edgy dissonance, and complex seven-string mayhem firmly to the outer reaches of the listener's cerebrum. His vocal selections are an acquired taste perhaps, but fans of ultra-heavy riffage alternating with highly diverse, graceful, and downright atmospheric passages will warm to his style like cold pizza in a preheated oven. Joe Stump, Derek Gable, Jon Finn, Ron Thal and Doug Stapp are all high on Shane Gibson's guitar work, so you better catch up and check out what is happening south of Georgia. Shane Gibson was originally profiled in the August-September, 2005 edition of The Undiscovered.
Shane's musical journey begins at the age of thirteen after a few chords were taught by his father, and after meeting best friend and current Atlantic Records artist Jeremy Griffith, found that Jeremy's musicianship helped shape the way Shane is today. At the age of 16, Shane won "Battle of the Bands" in East-Coast Florida. He would do so again the year after. After high school, Shane attended Berklee College of Music on a "Berklee's Best" guitarist and "Gary Burton's Music Therapy" scholarship. While at Berklee, Shane performed in many ensembles, bands, concerts, and other studio projects. He also played for radio/commercial jingles. Through the countless musical projects, Shane also gigged with the Japanese/metal band Teiousekkai, who had a huge following around the Boston scene and a fair amount of radio play. After graduating with a degree, Shane would continue recording music, which led to his latest and featured CD, Mr. Stork.
Gibson is also a featured artist on the Chops From Hell web site, where his highly praised instructional video "...Helps the Shredicine Go Down" (as well as his CD-R) can be found. He is currently seeking label representation, and currently works as an instructor at the music institute Playground Music in Fort Walton Beach, Florida with 58 students. Gibson is in a new band, Defable, which finished its 4 song EP this spring.