Vocalist, Percussionist, Band Leader
Originally from Defiance, Ohio, and now based in Illinois, Steve Shininger has been musically engaged his entire life. Graduating from Bowling Green State University with a degree in music education, he taught instrumental music for six years before enlisting in the USAF Band as a percussionist, serving tours in San Antonio, Texas, Germany, and Omaha, Nebraska. While serving with and upon separating from the military, he performed with many big bands, combos and orchestras, all the while honing his vocal stylings after Frank Sinatra. His own band, The ShinSings Orchestra, has been entertaining audiences young and old for the last 10+ years.”
The ShinSings Orchestra features the vocal talents of Steve Shininger and his 13-piece “little big band.” Comprised of the finest horn and rhythm players in the mid-west, they highlight music from the big band era, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and classic pop/rock hits. They perform public and private events – wedding receptions, company parties, dances – entertaining audiences with a wide variety of big band and vocal classics.