Based in the West Midlands, Shropshire and Worcester, the ISSA award winning artist, Shaun Tobar is a four peice band that play original country blues.
Shaun Tobar originally fronted the highly acclaimed indie rock back the Daniels before signing to Surgery Records where he began introducing elements of ‘country’ to enhance his song writing talent. This didn’t go unnoticed as he received a number of nominations at the Josie Music Awards in the country music heartland of Tennessee USA.
More nominations followed and Shaun developed a global audience across the USA, Canada and Africa boasting a Social media reach of over 350,000. With a desire to work with a band again, Shaun left his label to go independent and recruited former Daniels drummer Duane Poole, bassist Jase Dudley and guitarist Andy Clarke. This saw the Tobar sound adding a ‘bluesy’ flavour to the sound.
The acoustic album ‘One for the Road’ was released and at the International Singer Songwriter Awards (ISSA) 2022, held in Atlanta USA, Tobar won in the category for best international album.
In 2022 the band were well received by new audiences having opened for renowned artists such as Tony Wright (Terrorvision), Danny Vaugn (Tyketto) and the up and coming country rock band, The Westlands.
Nominated at FPCMA 2023, the singles ‘Keep your eyes on the Money’ (best country rock song), ‘Feelings’ (best original country blues) and ‘Happy & Blue’ (best country original) (Reached NO-4 Banks Radio Chart - Australia) received global radio airplay with commendation from the likes of Blues legend Mud Morganfield and the band Dr Feelgood.
July 1st 2023 - Performed on the main stage at HEAL Festival supporting THE ENEMY, CAST, SLOW READERS CLUB & THE DUB PISTOLS.
By the phone - First Single of 2023 released.
August 2023 - Nominated in 12 categories at the Fair Play Country Music Awards in Holland and wining best country blues original for he song 'Feelings'.
September 2023 - Nominated for best band in the Shropshire Music Awards
October 2023 - Nominated for a Josie Award in Nashville Tennessee for vocalist of the year.