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Oct122007

Shem VonSchroeck


In the music world, most musicians focus on one instrument….some two, some rarely play three, and others are unique…like Shem VonSchroeck…who, on his last solo album Son of Arthur, played bass, guitar, piano, drums, percussion, bodhran, and also sang lead and background vocals. Although capable of performing as a multi-instrumentalist, his career has focused on being a first call bassist and vocalist. This has allowed him to make his mark as a front man, singing and playing bass for the band Ambrosia, as sideman for Kenny Loggins and many other artists. He’s a singer’s singer…blessed with a vocal range and precision that any singer would covet, after all, this tenor has perfect pitch. His career has taken him full circle, from studying formally at the Manhattan School of Music, to classical, to an amazing career in rock and pop, and now, there’s a new twist with Shem’s career…and it involves rekindling his passion for opera. Inside MusiCast is pleased to welcome the multi-faceted Shem VonSchroeck.

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Reader Comments (5)

The term "full circle" is too two-dimensional to describe this guy. The branch of his musicality that's bearing operatic fruits isn't diametrically opposed to those which have come before, and I don't imagine that the time spent nurturing it will make any of of the others less prolific!
October 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterm@ picone
Hey, Picone,

I get your point....Shem is definately a 2-dimensional type of guy....didn't mean it that way....Just meant that his career had come FULL CIRCLE....he's focusing on opera now. He interest began as a child, and now he's embarking in a focus in opera as an adult. He is clearly capable of producing differenty styles of music.e
October 31, 2007 | Unregistered Commentereddy
Eddie and Rick,Great piece, as always!Saw Shem with Ambrosia several years back and he was phenomenal. Came out later that night to help Christopher Cross during his set as well. Unbelievable musician.John Marshall
June 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Marshall
John,Shem is a wonderful talent. I just got an email from him....guess where he was? In Vienna (not Indiana), Austria auditioning for an operatic gig. Is that cool, or what?A TOTAL musician he is.

EC
June 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEddy
I have been a big fan of Shems for atleast ten years. First saw him with Ambosia when he was playing percussion and doing back-up. He was so cool and talented I had to get to know him. Through the years I followed him on his musical journey and was lucky enough to hear and see him play with some of the most talented artists out there.Let me say Shem can hold his own against any of them, and they were lucky to have his vocals, and talent in the band. Not to mention that he was easy on the eyes. He is my favorite singer out there. His voice is like Butta.
July 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter"FRANK"

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