Shanti Lleone is an Award Winning Singer and Songwriter who has sung and played keys with Grammy Artists. She has played on stages with members of Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, The Eagles, Alice Cooper, Steely Dan, and has written and recorded with producers and members of Outcast, Christina Aguilera, Pussy Cat Dolls, Black Eyed Peas, Macy Gray and more. She has appeared in films, TV shows, music videos, commercials and has sung and performed all over the world.
Shanti's first gig was at 5 years old. She started classical piano lessons at 7, voice lessons at age 8, and had her first paid gig and recording offer at age 13 after winning and singing in the mayor's talent show at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI.
Shanti’s earliest signs of her writing ability began at 12 when she won a writing competition for the Milwaukee Journal. Since then she has continued winning many songwriting awards including BILLBOARD POP DIVISION, International Songwriting Competition, and Gina for Missing Persons Songwriting Competition .
She has won countless vocal and piano competitions and scholarships on the state and national level and has been offered 5 record label deals.
As a classically trained singer and pianist, Shanti has found a unique hip-hop/R&B/Pop sound that has garnered her a sold-out three state tour, a People's Choice Award in the Battle of the Bands for GoGirls, #1 on L.A.'s Indie Radio 104.7 for three weeks plus airplay on 30+ commercial radio stations nation-wide.
Shanti has performed globally including Viper Room (LA), The Key Club (LA), CBGBs, The Cutting Room (NYC), Sugar Bar (NYC), Trophy’s, The Mint (LA), Sax Club, and The Joint (LA) as well as at festivals such as DFEST, M.E.A.N.Y, Midpoint Music Festival, Future Stars Music Conference and Battle of the GoGirls. She has been a guest performer on Time Warner’s Channel 24 Open Mike with Justino Lopez and has been the spokesperson on commercial spots, such as the Nevada Credit Union where she was known as “The Bacon Lady of Nevada”.
Shanti recently returned from working with the creator's of Rock of Ages on a new show and new form of interactive entertainment where she was the female lead singer, keys player, the Band leader and the Music Director.