Lyricist. Singer. Performing Artist.
Andre Smith (Shacar) is a twenty-year-old aspiring musician from Clearwater, Florida. From an early age he always knew that performing was in his future. He began his journey at The Pinellas County Center for the Arts, one of the most prestigious performing arts schools in the state of Florida. After high school, Shacar attended Pace University in New York City to study musical theater. After one semester at Pace, he left the school due to financial troubles, a leave of absence that enabled him to focus solely on his craft.
After leaving Pace University, Shacar was left homeless, working internships at hot 97 and EthikNY clothing company, where his manager (Max Bahramipour) discovered his talents. After spending a year developing his musical project and his image as an artist, Shacar signed on to the independent label Paradice Records in 2014 as their first artist. He made his debut performance in 2015 at the sxsw festival in Austin, Texas. He was also the winning recipient for the New Skool Rules 2015 international music conference and festival in Rotterdam, Holland.
Shacar has recently been working on his first project, the culmination of twelve songs that are woven together to conceptually tell a story through visual elements and sound. Listen to his music here.