SHAYAN is a 4 piece band that incorporates the sounds and influences of contemporary Jazz, Iranian Folk, Funk and hip-hop to make original music that is unique, exciting and diverse. Led by saxophonist Omid Shayan, the quartet was formed in mid-2015 after Omid won first prize at the ‘Darebin Music Festival Composition Competition’. The winnings allowed him to focus his energy on composing for the group and allow the band to record their debut EP which was released in 2016. Since then, SHAYAN has been performing in venues throughout Melbourne, strengthening their sound and musical concept.
Omid Shayan (Tenor Sax), Matthew Roche (Guitar), Costa Hagi (Electric Bass) and Monique Zucco (drums).