|Neon and Shy
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Web site: http://www.neonandshy.com
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Neon and Shy is the music project of Dan Nosheny, multi-instrumentalist and writer of eclectic songs. Dan employs the accordion, toy piano(s), and assorted keyboard instruments in his songwriting and sings in a style that his mother has described as "soooooo good." In the studio, he augments his sound with tuba and trombone, as well as assorted percussion. When it comes to live shows, it's always a surprise as to which instruments he'll be playing, be it the accordion, the Barbie toy piano, the set of bells from a defunct elementary school music program, or some combination of each.
His songs bridge the gap between irony and sincerity, and include such ageless themes as love, loneliness, hope, and zombies. They fluidly run the gamut; one minute he's singing about the closure of his favorite ice cream parlor, the next he's lamenting the lack of closure from a lost love. There is often an absurd quality that is matched only by how absurd life can be. While the tongue is often firmly planted in the cheek in his music, that's only because he has stored a delicious green apple Jolly Rancher in there.
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