Ceaseless Now is a three-sided album all about connection;
Conceived, written and recorded during lockdown as part of a Masters in Songwriting research project, Instagram live streaming was utilised throughout the writing and recording process. This infused the album with a real-time felt connection between writer, song and audience from its very conception.
Inspired by Kae Tempest’s brilliant meditation “On Connection”, Ceaseless Now invites the listener into a world of phenomenology, correlations and the simultaneity of beginning, ending & choice.
Shane Beales is a prolific singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist who has independently released 3 albums, 4 EPs and, in one calendar year, 52 singles. Shane’s music has received airplay and recognition on Channel 4, BBC Radio 2, 6Music, and BBC Introducing. His music has been described by The Guardian as “yearning, electro-flecked and melodic songsmithery”
As well as performing and producing his own music, Shane has toured internationally as a drummer, pianist and guitarist and has produced a number of studio recordings for other artists. He is also a highly experienced educator, regularly facilitating collaborative group songwriting and music making in community and corporate settings.
Shane is the Programme Leader for BA Songwriting at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) in London. He has a BMus (First) from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) and an MA in Songwriting (Dist) from ICMP.