About Aaron Shaw
Aaron Shaw was born into a highly prodigious musical family, with roots dating back to Irish playwright and critic George Bernard Shaw. Shortly after being born in Nashville, where his father was thriving as one of RCA’s performers on the Grand Ol’ Opry, Aaron received his first ovation. One day country legend Hank Snow heard Aaron bellowing from backstage. Impressed with this baby’s lung power, the Country Hall-of-Famer decided to grab little Aaron and present him on stage for all to see, announcing, “This is Aaron Shaw – son of the Opry’s own, Brian Shaw – and judging by his throat power, a future star!”
As the years went on, Aaron didn’t pay much mind to singing, and although he did study the piano, he didn’t really take to it. Sports on the other hand came so naturally to him, that until injuries struck his throwing arm, he was on route to play college baseball. Feeling lost after his injury, and looking for a new sense of direction, Aaron was inspired by a local Marine’s story’s, and he soon joined the U.S. Marine Corps.
After his tour of duty was complete, he was home visiting with his mom when she pulled out an old record of her favorite singer from her youth, a long-forgotten tenor named Mario Lanza. While trying to imitate this singer for her as a joke, his mother nearly fainted when she heard Aaron sing. With her encouragement, Aaron began voice lessons for the first time in his life. Once he felt he was ready, Aaron left for Europe to become an operatic star. Then one day he decided on a whim to audition for a new show in Britain called X Factor where Simon Cowell labeled his voice “one of greatness!” Inspired now in a new direction, Aaron said a fond farewell to his operatic dream and launched a “crossover” concert tour instead, which has since spanned the globe.
Aaron takes his audiences on two different musical journeys, but he doesn’t just aim to impress you with his voice; He aims is to inspire you, as his heroes did him.