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What is 'Shine ?


...or better yet, who is 'SHINE?

Great music begins with great songs, and great songs are what ‘Shine was all about. Shine‘s music had been described as “Southern Americana” . It was hard to hear ‘Shine play without bobbing your head, tapping your toes or dancing with reckless abandon.
Maybe it was the searing guitar work from Bryan Harrell, the guitar strumming, harp playing and smooth vocals from Billy Barwick, or the groovin' stomp rhythm section from bassist Davis Canady Jr. and drummer Jeff Hunnicutt. Whatever it was, the sounds were quintessentially “ ‘Shined up.”

No two ‘Shine shows were alike. They were rowdy, freewheeling modern hootenannies that surprised the audience as much as they surprised the band. ‘Shine innovatively recast the live show experience as a familial gathering of people swapping songs and stories. The musicians told stories, asked musical trivia and the audience was absolutely drawn into the circle, engaged by the joyous camaraderie, playful musicality, and charmingly original music of this cast of characters.

This quartet played the main stage during Azalea Festival and Riverfest, along with other local and regional acts. Shine has been a featured artist on WHQR’s Soup To Nuts Live. We were the May 2009 cover story in Wilmington’s own BEAT Magazine. 
Mining from a large library of eclectic artists and songs, we’ve been playing locally for over 7 years in venues like, Water Street Restaurant (where they were house band for 6 years), Airlie Gardens Concert on the Lawn, Antonio’s, The Beach House, Fibber McGee's, Hamburger Joe’s, Dockside, Topsail Island Summer Outdoor Series, Gaffer's on Ocracoke, FCR, The Soapbox, Hell's Kitchen, Duck&Dive, Locals Tavern, Grand Union Pub, Slainte' Hampstead, Hampstead Alive, The Palm Room, Mayfaire, WECT Sounds of Summer, Orton's, The Budweiser Chili Cook Off, Cape Fear River Watch Day on the Water, The Rusty Nail, Satellite, Thalian Hall, The Lazy Pirate, Beach Bumz, Live on Grace. The Wilmington Athletic Club Summer of Love Run, benefits such the Surfers Healing Benefit, Soup for Troops at Mayfaire, NHRMC Hospitality House and many, many satisfied private events. 


                                  One day we may return   -    See the list of artists we cover below
                            Shine is is on hiatus for now.


Artists we cover:

The Grateful Dead

Pink Floyd

Merle Haggard

New Riders of the Purple Sage


Seals and Croft

Bob Dylan

Jimmy Buffett

Al Green

Led Zeppelin


The Rolling Stones

James Taylor

George Jones

Sly and the Family Stone

The Byrds

Johnny Cash

The Who

David Bowie

The Mamas & the Papas

Otis Redding

Peter Rowan


Curtis Mayfield

Don Ho

Jack  Johnson

T. Rex

Robert Johnson

J.J. Cale


Neil Young


And many more……..



Forever missed.....Wiley Brock, 'Shine Drummer



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