Originating in the Midwest, Shad moved to Dallas in the early nineties. Soon after Shad re-formed Dallas heavy weight "Psycho Betty" which quickly attained the interest of Los Angeles based Reality Records who produced the bands debut "Brunch with Psycho Betty" This debut has blown away all who have had the privilege of owning it. After an unfortunate band meltdown Shad hooked up once again with Psycho Betty producer Peter Blackwell to produce an acoustic solo release while searching out a new west coast band to click with. In 2003 that partnership formed when Shad hooked up with North Hollywoods very own SICKWATER. The rest is now supposed to be history, or some shit like that...yea-eeeessss...