Shayla McDaniel

Bassist & Guitarist

Shayla McDaniel on SoundBetter

Bass guitar is my main squeeze, but I also play guitar, produce and write songs. Need a great bassline to complement your song? A killer electric guitar track? Acoustic guitar track? I got you. I write, produce & record all my own songs. Check out my work at shaylamcdaniel.com/music

I'm a singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Knoxville, Tennessee. I write, produce, and record all my instruments for my own music project (shaylamdaniel.com) and play bass guitar for the gospel & contemporary worship choir at my church.

I've performed at Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival with the likes of Young the Giant and Dave Barnes, Waynestock Festival, Women in Jazz Jam Festival, live on-air at WUTK 90.3 FM, WDVX 89.9 FM, and WOZO 103.9 FM, among others.

"McDaniel has also caught the attention of the Knoxville Music Warehouse, who chose her song “I’ll Leave the Light On” as one of the top 16 songs from Knoxville artists in 2016. The following year, fans voted her Knoxville’s Favorite Band of 2017. Her song “Silence” from the EP 26 Letters was voted Best Singer/Songwriter Song in the 2018 Knoxville Music Awards. She was voted Knoxville’s Best Musician/Band in the 2018 Best of Knoxville Awards, nominated Best Female Local Singer/Songwriter of 2019 and 2020 by CityView Magazine, and nominated Knoxville's Best Musician/Band of 2019 and 2020 by Knoxnews readers. McDaniel will continue to play lively shows with her band, as well as intimate solo performances for growing local and regional audiences.​"

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GenresSounds Like
  • half•alive
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Alabama Shakes
Gear Highlights
  • 5 String Fender Squire JBass
  • Ibanez AM73b guitar
  • Acoustic/Electric guitar
  • Casio Midi controller/Keyboard
  • Logic ProX
  • Scarlett Focusrite 2i2
  • AudioTechnica large diaphragm condenser studio mic
  • Peavy dynamic mic
  • 2020 Mac M1
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