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Grey Area

Grey Area (2010)

by Shaun DeGraff

Utilizing the raw energy of Shaun's power trio (piano, bass, drums) and exposing Shaun's knack for "straight to the heart" lyrical ability, the album "Grey Area earned Shaun "Vocalist Of The Year" from singeruniverse.com.

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  1. 1 $0.99 Everything To Me 02:58
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  2. 2 $0.99 Can't Stop Now 02:37
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  3. 3 $0.99 Alone 03:51
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  4. 4 $0.99 Not Going Down 04:46
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  5. 5 $0.99 Needing Vibrations 03:40
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  6. 6 $0.99 Times Like These 02:31
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  7. 7 $0.99 Green Man 04:10
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  8. 8 $0.99 You Had Me At Goodbye 05:12
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  9. 9 $0.99 Sceinic Route to Die 05:31
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  10. 10 $0.99 Snow In Vegas 04:36
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  11. 11 $0.99 Stay The Same 04:04
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  12. 12 $0.99 Everything To Me (Bassjunkie Mix) 04:54
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  13. 13 $0.99 Can't Stop Now (Bassjunkie Mix) 05:00
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  14. 14 $0.99 Not Going Down (Troutman Mix) 02:54
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  15. 15 $0.99 You Had Me At Goodbye (AcousticVersion) 05:32
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Music For Life

Music For Life (2005)

by Shaun DeGraff (aka Brother Luke)

With an edgier R&B meets electronica sound, Music For Life wins JPF Awards as "Modern Rock Album of the year" in 2005.

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  1. 1 $0.99 Amplifier 04:19
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  2. 2 $0.99 Ain't That A Bitch 04:02
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  3. 3 $0.99 Swirl 05:17
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  4. 4 $0.99 Skin 06:04
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  5. 5 $0.99 Closer 08:13
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  6. 6 $0.99 The Desert 06:16
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  7. 7 $0.99 Rain 06:55
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  8. 8 $0.99 Please, Inspiration 04:47
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  9. 9 $0.99 Storybook Ending 04:38
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  10. 10 $0.99 [Info] Might Be You 04:50
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  11. 11 $0.99 A Man And His Boat 05:24
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  12. 12 $0.99 Through your Eyes 04:10
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In My Room

In My Room (2002)

by Shaun DeGraff (aka Brother Luke)

Shaun's first production attempt. Recorded at home with just an 8 track, this collection of impressive sonic artistry along with his trademark lyrical integrity garners "In My Room" the Winner of "Modern Rock Album of 2003" Winner of "Modern Rock Song of 2003" for "All We Need.

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  1. 1 $0.99 Spotlight 04:32
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  2. 2 $0.99 All We Need 04:12
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  3. 3 $0.99 8th Grade 03:19
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  4. 4 $0.99 Swirl 04:29
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  5. 5 $0.99 Please, Inspiration 04:31
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  6. 6 $0.99 If I Could 03:53
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  7. 7 $0.99 [Info] Evil 03:37
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  8. 8 $0.99 Sunshine 04:40
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  9. 9 $0.99 Something Wicked 04:57
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  10. 10 $0.99 Swimming Under Water 04:35
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  11. 11 $0.99 No! 04:00
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  12. 12 $0.99 Just Like Me 05:41
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Supernatural Soul

Supernatural Soul (1997)

by Shaun DeGraff

First recording attempt in 1997. These gems are a sneek peek at what is to come.

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  1. 1 $0.99 Your My Girl 04:13
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  2. 2 $0.99 Good Times 05:08
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  3. 3 $0.99 [Info] Please Don't Go 04:34
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  4. 4 $0.99 Lover 04:40
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  5. 5 $0.99 Sunshine 04:38
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  6. 6 $0.99 Closer 03:58
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  7. 7 $0.99 Remember 04:17
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  8. 8 $0.99 Supernatural 04:03
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  9. 9 $0.99 Supernatural (Slow Wine Mix) 04:43
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  10. 10 $0.99 Gotta Give A Little Back 02:11
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  11. 11 $0.99 Through your Eyes 04:58
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  12. 12 $0.99 Making Love / Daddy's Lullabye 08:40
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Bio

The definitions of mix and mixture are similar but ultimately different; in a mixture, the combined elements lose their individual identities and are fused, blended, or compounded in the result; in a mix, the elements, though combined, retain their individual identities. Shaun DeGraff is neither and both, an artist that melds vintage sound with future technology, slipping in sly remarks, followed by honest appraisal he's a hodgepodge of blithe and backbone. Raised in a small town outside of Las Vegas his formative years were spent listening to 70's style R&B on his dad's radio, or traditional southern gospel at the local LDS church during seminary class; a love for songwriters such as Donnie Hathaway and Otis Redding placed him on the path to becoming the artist he is today.
After begging his parents incessantly for a piano, his wish came through in the form of an old out of tune upright; and at fourteen he wrote his first song and started to showcase his gift for storytelling. In high school Shaun discovered the world of b-boys, as well as the music that served as a backdrop and the foundation for modern hip hop. Clinging to the powerful lyrics and social messages of early hip-hop emcees like Grandmaster Mele-Mel and KRS-1; while simultaneously being exposed to the innovations and synth skills of piano giants like Herbie Hancock and George Duke. Shaun began crafting his unmistakable sound in the studio; from the anthems down to the softest ballad, the mix of feverish, unpredictable, dynamic melodies, and earnest everyday life-ness in his lyrics, create a unique style instantly recognizable to fans. While watching Shaun play it's easy to get caught up in his positive energy and upbeat attitude; whether he's belting out an original, putting a funky spin on a crowd favorite cover, or bantering with the audience until everyone is smiling. That type of whirlwind energy, and the talent to go from Elton John, to Radiohead, to Bill Withers, to Fun. only contributes to a inclusive vibe that gets the crowd singing along like they're in a pub instead of a multimillion dollar property.

One thing most of the crowd at his shows isn't aware of, is how close this dream was to being unrealized; after Shaun graduated high school he was offered an opportunity to tour with a funk band internationally. During this tour while playing in Japan he received word of his mothers sudden passing; and due to issues with the Japanese consulate, missed her funeral and his opportunity to say goodbye to his biggest fan and best friend. Shaun didn't write another song for five years.
In 2005 Shaun noticed what he perceived to be minor health irritations like a slight fever for extended periods of time, as well as a lack of maneuverability in his back and after a few months he sought medical advice; at which point he was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, which was accompanied by the prognosis of a loss in dexterity in his limbs, which would end his ability to play piano in the next ten years. That statement was the catalyst in the breakdown, and eventual resurrection of Shaun's music career; he succumbed to a deep depression reaching for all of the cliches Las Vegas could offer, gambling, partying, drugs, lost home, lost car, lost job the works.

One night while asleep in a friends studio apartment on the couch that he was currently calling home he had the dream; there Shaun was, sitting solo aboard an airborne jetliner and before long the plane malfunctioned and began aggressively swirling towards the ground. The dream seemed so real even now he remembers all of the things that went through his head as gravity took its course. Feelings of guilt, remorse, sadness, and all of the goals he had yet to accomplish all surfaced into his consciousness along with the terrifying realization that there would be no second chance. Surprised and heart beating out of his chest, he woke up with an unbelievable feeling of vigor and new hope to try to accomplish the things he knew would make his mom proud. Shaun then began taking the steps to make his life one that he wanted, one of the most important steps came in the form of research, and exploring all avenues in terms of new scientific breakthroughs concerning treatment of his R.A.. That dogged determination led Shaun to contact his native tribe the Chickasaw Nation, who currently are helping to provide the medicine he needs to fight the effects of R.A., which would be nearly impossible to afford as a uninsured musician.
Another important step was getting back on the proverbial horse which Shaun did by not only starting to perform again, but by hitting it hard, performing internationally in nine countries playing more and more of his original music and recording dozens of songs. Shaun is currently a resident artist in multiple high profile casinos on The Las Vegas Strip; he's also the bandleader of The Shaun DeGraff Band which which is currently booking private and corporate events.

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