The Band

Formulated in 2010, Shine has some of the most talented and experienced musicians in the business.  We are known for our extraordinary chemistry and pride ourselves in packing the dance floor.  We love what we do, and that energy connects with our guests helping to make an unforgettable musical experience.


Our goal is to provide the best live music and entertainment for each wedding or special event.  Our performances feature a wide range of popular songs from all eras so that all the guests can dance to songs they love. From Frank Sinatra and Al Green, to Bruno Mars and Beyoncé, we reproduce your favorite songs authentically.

Our band members are Shawn Powell and Kholaa Lewin at vocals, Jonathan Stevens playing the drums, John Viviani playing the guitar, Terrance Walker on the keyboard, and Sheldon Tripi on the bass.

Although Shine's origin is Rochester, NY they travel often and have played weddings and events throughout Upstate NY, NYC area, Central NY, the Hudson Valley, and all over the Tri-State area. Our musicians have performed with The Whispers, The Isley Bro, Mary J. Blige , Erica Badu, Musiq, Clarence Clemons, Frankie Beverly & Maze, The Winans & Fred Hammond, Gap Mangione, Doc Severinson, Gloria Gaynor, The Newsboys, The Mambo Kings, and many others.


We are a band made up of friends who have played together for years. We are not an agency, nor does one represent us.  


While planning your event, you will work with Jonathan Stevens, our drummer and band manager.  Jonathan enjoys working closely with clients to create a smooth planning and facilitation of each event. 


With our attention to details, along with our musical ability, we are confident you will be satisfied with our services. We want to help carry out just what you have envisioned for your special occasion.