Alan Keary is a multi instrumentalist and producer, with a strong musical heritage, writing and producing music from the age of fourteen. Now based in Manchester and performing under the alias Shunya, his sound is an amalgamation of influences, ranging from his early musical background of classical fused folk violin and cello playing to the sounds of Manchester’s electronic music scene.
His recent collaboration with DJ Yoda’s & Breakfast of Champions live band has gained Shunya a notable reputation as a collaborator. With co-writing on tracks such as “Pebble Beach” going on to be play listed by BBC 6Music. In early 2017, Shunya’s name saw a rapid increase in notoriety when his single Wonder N Wane (feat Hayley Pip Williams) was picked up by Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) and BBC Radio Manchester. Ilovemanchester also ranked Shunya in their “top 5 local bands making it big in Manchester”.
“I’m extremely excited to be collaborating with members of the Cinematic Orchestra, having listened to them extensively in my early university days it feels like a lovely full circle moment. I’m also looking forward to writing and contributing in anyway with my knowledge of producing and playing stringed instruments.”