Bursting onto the scene in September 2018, Shakk went on to sell out his e.p launch night in his hometown, perform at the O2 Academy, BBC Music The Biggest Weekend Fringe, Twisterella & Lindisfarne festival, and much more whilst gaining support from the likes of Bobby Friction from BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio Introducing and becoming Ride Music Artist of the Year along the way.

Shakk’s second E.P saw the release of stand-out singles like Friends, Butterfly Trees, and Sunrays. His single Sunrays was awarded BBC Introducing Track of the week by Rianne Thompson and was also added to the BBC Introducing 2020 Hotlist.

Having already been noticed as one of the most hardworking and talented artists that have come out of the North East, Shakk has continued to excel throughout 2021. He was shortlisted for Performing Artist of the Year at the 2021 Culture Awards, was the first rapper to ever perform at Durham Cathedral in its 888 year history, and was awarded track of the week for the second time for his single Living Proof by BBC Introducing.

Shakk is quickly making a name for himself through eclectic, powerful, and emotive songwriting, in addition to his captivating live performances, and diverse music range, which has had his growing fanbase drawn to him since the release of his first single.