"Shanda's presentation was not only very entertaining but also very motivating. What a marvelous voice this woman possesses!"
• Carolyn S. Redmond,
spirit and glorious singing brought the
best alive in us all and united us in the reality of freedom, space and joy. This has not happened,
as you made it happen yesterday,
in a long long time."
• Nevada Federation of Republican Women
People will always smile when they say "Shanda Lear!" My parents, Moya and Bill Lear
agreed with my grandfather, Ole Olsen..
After all he was co-author and star of "Hellzapoppin", the longest running show on
Broadway before "Cats", a famous comedian and he knew what would make people laugh!
... After kindergarten, it was all down hill. I quickly learned to look for the bright side of
every challenge. At least people remembered my name.
By the time I was 17, I had been the "lead" in one musical and one stage play. I recorded
for Decca Records in Italy when I was 20. I recorded two albums of songs, one of lullabies, the other a collection of songs about flying.
I am, currently, the "canary" for several Swing Bands in the LA/Orange County area. Well
what do I sing like? Of course, you will decide for yourself. However, if it is any help, appreciative band leaders have described me as earthy, spiritual, glamorous, warm,
caring and funny. As far as my musician ship is concerned, if eighteen guys in a big band, raise their eyebrows, nod and smile at me while I'm singing, I must be OK. The part I like
best is that I get paid to do what I love most. I liked this review: "A hot new singer who enchants audiences with her stories, comic timing, and passion."