written and photographed by matt loveland
Local Springfield, MO musician Shaun Munday was one of the many entertainers performing on New Year’s Eve in downtown SGF. Party goers at the Hotel Vandivort were crooned by his deep soulful voice, as he slapped out grooves and strummed chords, his fingers moving in a blur of fury. Munday uniquely forms a complete sound with his music using only his bass guitar and smooth vocals. He’s a magician behind the instrument, often making his bass sound like a Spanish guitar. It’s enough to leave us in a trance every time we see him perform.
Musically inspired by Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, and Al Green, this Berklee School of Music graduate has studied and performed with some of the finest talents in the music industry, ranging from John Mayer to Aston Barrett and The Wailers.