Tolan Shaw

Tolan Shaw

San Diego

One of the most gifted performers playing Southland stages today, over the past few years, singer/songwriter Tolan Shaw has become a formidable force in music, winning over a large fanbase and writing songs that are both soulful and wonderfully melodic.

By default, Shaw would probably be considered a troubadour, armed as he is with a fistful of great songs and an acoustic guitar. He won first place at both the 2011 and 2013 San Diego County Fair Singer-Songwriter contest, co-sponsored by Taylor Guitars. He also took first place at the 2012 annual SD Songwriters Guild Song Contest. But Shaw isn’t that easily defined. He often plays out with a 4-piece group of talented musicians as the Tolan Shaw Band, and his recent, self titled solo debut album was a 10-piece band affair, nominated for “Best Pop Album” at the 2013 San Diego Music Awards. His newest single “Be My Girl” is a hook-infused summer song that has caught the ear of San Diego radio personas, as well as tens of thousands of...

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GigTown User  March 05 2018

Tolan is very talented with his guitar and loop pedals. Our patrons were dancing along to his music as they entered the theatre. He has a good mixture of original music and covers. Would definitely book again!

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GigTown Venue  February 24 2017

Very talented musician with a cool bluesy sound.

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Private Event  May 31 2015

Tolan Shaw played at our Lovin' Local Showcase at Quartyard. He has a very calm and soothing voice that sounds great! He was very professional and came ready to play.

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Private Event  June 08 2015

Tolan's cheerful music can really get a crowd going. His lyrics and melodies are very positive and great for any type of show.

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GigTown Venue  August 28 2018