In 2011 NARAS (The National Academy of Recording and Sciences) and the 53rd Grammy Awards stopped to take notice as Shea Chambers was placed on the NARAS ballot for the first round of voting for “Best New Artist”. Shea didn't make the top five nominations but still has a first round NARAS nomination to her credit. In 2012 NARAS for the 54th Grammy Awards, Shea was placed once again on the top ten NARAS ballot for "Best Duet by a Duo or Group" for a song she was featured on with Jose Feliciano.
She was again recognized by NARAS and the Grammy association and has been honored with these great credits to her name.
In the beginning of her career, Shea was mentored by the legendary music arranger Gene Page. With Page's direction and guidance, Shea recorded songs to be considered for her first record release, which were written by such artists as, Brenda Russell, Bryan Adams, Leon Ware (producer for Marvin Gaye) and Barry White. But it was Shea's movie soundtrack performance on the title track, "Endless Love", written and produced by Lionel Richie and arranged by Gene Page, that gave her national acclaim in the recording industry.
Although Page passed away on August 24th, 1998, he leaves behind many well known recording with artists such as The Righteous Brothers, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Buffalo Springfield, Barbra Streisand, Martha and the Vandellas, Barry White, The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Whitney Houston, George Benson, The Jackson Five, Roberta Flack, Elton John, Jose Feliciano, Leo Sayer, Seals & Croft, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Dobie Gray, Peabo Bryson, Lionel Richie and Jeffrey Osborne.
Shea is no stranger to the small screen. She has appeared on numerous TV shows, including, The Arsenio Hall Show, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Showtime, Dharma & Greg, and 7th Heaven. She played a small role in the feature film entitled Private Road: No Trespassing, starring George Kennedy and Greg Evigan. For several years, Shea was the music supervisor for many TV shows such as Boston Public, Melrose Place, 90210, Any Day Now (starring Annie Potts) along with several feature films.
Although Shea is considered an r&b/pop artist, her versatility is displayed on her recent release of the sultry-jazz tune "Kiss Me With Your Eyes", that has been receiving rave reviews from many jazz stations in the States, Europe and Asia.
Shea's newest collaboration is a duet with legendary guitarist, vocalist Jose Feliciano on a track entitled "I'm So Glad We Met". The song was written by Hal Atkinson, songwriter, keyboardist & arranger Wayne Boyer, guitarist, songwriter John Murphy and brought together by percusionist Bob Conti. Wayne and Bob have worked with Jose for many years so being fellow musicians the gentlemen decided that Shea would be the perfect female voice to match Jose on this beautiful ballad.
Shea can also be heard as a featured vocalist on three jazz projects with artist, producer, Alan Hewitt. Alan has composed music for Bidget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Survivor, MTV, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Both from Michigan, Hewitt and Chambers became fast friends once working on a project in Los Angeles years ago. They have performed live shows and have recorded together on several of Hewitt's projects. Hewitt featured Chambers on his CD's entitled, "noche de Pasion'", "Metropolis" and "Retroactive" which are available on iTunes.
As a session singer, Shea has worked with many great producers, one of which is rocker and long time friend Stevie Salas. Rising to fame in his own right, Salas has performed with the likes of George Clinton, Rod Stewart, Justin Timberlake and American Idol's Jordan Sparks, along with many others. While he is considered one of the best rock guitarists in the world and continues to tour in Europe and Japan, he manages to help create studio bands for American Idol. For years, Stevie Salas and Shea Chambers have worked together in the studio and although Shea is not always a featured vocalist on Stevie's projects, you can hear her sweetening the back ground vocals that Salas has brilliantly produced.