PRODUCER / WRITER
Musician, Composer, Producer, Joel Shearer has worn various hats in the music industry over the past 25 years. While recording his band’s debut album in the mid 90’s, Shearer stumbled into the session world by being invited to play guitar on Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill”. It was a turning point for Shearer’s career as he went onto to record and tour with the likes of Alanis, Dido, Annie Lennox, Joe Cocker, Damien Rice, Michael Buble, Sarah McLachlan, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros and A.R. Rahman, to name a few. The latter offered Shearer the opportunity to collaborate with A.R. on the score for the Academy Award nominated 127 Hours. Shearer continues down the composing path by scoring television commercials as well as composing the score for Academy Award winner Amy Berg’s latest documentary, “Janis, Little Girl Blue”. Joel is currently writing and recording music for various projects as well as exploring ambient music via the electric guitar performing live sound baths in Los Angeles.