Cellular Signal was born from an idea: that the mobile revolution has turned the early decades of the 21st century into the new 1980s, when computer systems were coming on the market and into the public consciousness for the first time. The similarity between the two eras is striking, and perhaps one reason why the music and culture of the '80s is still so popular. But instead of simply trying to recreate the time period of Gen-X, Cellular Signal wants to take what made '80s music so good and put that level of creativity and innovation back into a new era of music for the next decade. Start with the basics and then run with It from there. That's why Cellular Signal uses a name that is definitively 2020s. Years or even decades from now, Cellular Signal will be thought of as a product of this time period, not simply a nostalgia gimmick.
Shayne White has been a musician since the age of four, starting out with a Commodore 128 and a cassette recorder he used to record his own music. Growing up, he studied Celtic and Medieval harp music and started his performing career at only eight years of age in the Celtic music group Distant Oaks. Over the years he built up his recording studio and self-published his own electronic music CDs and online albums under the artist name ShaYne, doing all recording, mixing, mastering, photography, and graphics design completely by himself. He now offers a 20-year catalogue of delightful music through all the major streaming platforms under both Cellular Signal and ShaYne.
Shayne received an AA in Spanish from Santa Rosa Junior College in 2014. Later on he attended San Francisco State University and studied audio recording and mixing under Dr. John Barsotti and Jeff Jacoby. He graduated summa cum laude (with highest honors) from SFSU in 2017 with a B.A. in Broadcasting & Electronic Communication Arts, with an emphasis in audio production and music recording.