Shako is an emerging singer-songwriter born in Kazakhstan . He spent most of his childhood in Russia and at the age of ten, moved to Queens, New York . Shako began learning the guitar at the age of 14 and started writing his own original music which was inspired by not only his own personal experiences but stories from everyday events he witnessed or heard about. He is inspired by musicians such as Stevie Wonder and John Mayer who tell stories through their music to captivate the listener.
“99 Problems” was one of the first songs Shako wrote and performed in front of a live audience at numerous open mics around New York City. He created a challenge for himself to collaborate with artist of all different genres and walks of life which shaped him into the writer, musician, and person he is today. Shako has performed at notable venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and well-known Festival SXSW in Texas. This soul-pop artist is finally making his debut to the world with his first original single “99 Problems” which is now available on all major streaming outlets.