About Hard Shine

The 411 on Hard Shine

LA's best Original Jump Blues/Swing Band

Hard Shine is a Los Angeles based Blues-Infused, action-packed, female-fronted quartet bringing modern sensibilities to the vintage sounds of rockabilly and swing. Hard Shine emphasizes our Jump and Hot Blues-based original songs with unique covers of rock and blues classics sprinkled in.

In every live performance, Hard Shine focuses on our audience and the “show". You wanna dance? Hard Shine’s got you covered. Watching is your thing? All good. You just wanna listen and tap your foot? We got that too! In addition to our original songs, we can give you a taste of Jimi, a spoonful of B.B. a slice of Big Mama and a scoop of Stevie Ray, but you’ll always get a well-crafted event from seasoned performers that promises to deliver one of the most entertaining and polished shows in town.

Being an "LA" band, Hard Shine has performance roots as we all met via an acting class.  Not everyone was in the same class, but we all ran in the same circles and from that group of friends  the nucleus of the band was formed.  Initially a blues cover band, Hard Shine gradually transformed into writing  and performing mostly originals with the addition of  Ginger Smith as our lead vocalist.  

Hard Shine has opened for Ozomatli, graced the main stage for Topanga Days, and played classic LA Venues such as The Viper Room and Harvelle's. Currently we are expanding our footprint venturing out of Los Angeles to Nashville, Big Bear, Ojai, & Phoenix.

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