Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverancefinish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4
Everyone goes through hard times, and Shane Gelinas has certainly had his fair share. Shane’s been through hell and back, facing trials a lot of people wouldn’t be able to handle. He’s seen drug addiction, failed record deals, and many other hardships. Like many in his situation, Shane couldn’t find a way out on his own.
Everything changed when Shane gave it all to the Lord. When the walls were closing in on his life, Shane made the decision to get real with God. He asked the Lord to deliver him from his trials, and Jesus answered his prayer. Ever since, Shane’s been passionate and faithful about the power of prayer and perseverance.
Looking back, Shane is grateful for his experience, and God’s amazing grace. His tattoos are a reminder of the journey he’s walked, the good times and the bad.
Shane is deeply passionate about people and art. He is a multi-hyphenate artist and design craftsman, with skills ranging from graphic design to clothing and brand development. A singer/songwriter at his core, Shane also does everything from music production to playing instruments like piano and guitar. Shane is dedicated to using his voice and sound to inspire a passion for people and God, and to remind people thatthey’re never alone, even in the darkest of trials.
Shane currently lives in Sherman Oaks, CA with his wonderful wife Katie and his incredible son Kodah. He loves his family dearly, and always does his best to provide for them and love them the way Jesus loves him.
Shane’s passion for people is evident in his relationships. He loves spending time with his best friends, doing everything from eating vegan street food to writing new songs at studios all over Los Angeles.
In 2010, Shane won an MTV Music Award for LA’s best new breakout artist. Shane has also recorded in several top studios in Hollywood, including EastWest Studios, where Michael Jackson’s Thriller was recorded. He works closely with a strong network of producers and songwriters who are all dedicated to achieving the same goal: letting people know they’re never alone, and with God, they can do anything.
Shane has a hard time staying inside a musical box. He takes influence from hip-hop, R&B, gospel, EDM, and everything in between. To Shane, the feeling a song evokes is more important than its label. Subsequently, Shane, as ROUXX, and his writing team are dedicated to writing anthems that proclaim the power of Jesus and the message of hope to the entire world.