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|Genres||Rock, kindie rock, etc.|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, musician, actor and author|
|Labels||Fun Fun Records|
|Associated acts||Play Date, The Bouncing Souls, Greg Attonito|
Shanti Wintergate is a Canadian/American singer, songwriter, musician, actor and author. She has released two solo albums, and performed nationally at venues such as the Vans Warped Tour. In 2007, Wintergate co-authored a children's book titled I Went for a Walk. She continues to collaborate with other artists and is a founding member of the children's music project Play Date. In 2014 her book I Went for a Walk won the Creative Child's 2014 Preferred Choice Award.
Wintergate was born in Hollywood, California to artist/musician parents from Victoria, B.C., and was raised in the mountains of Idaho. She attended the University of Victoria, and studied acting. Wintergate started writing music and playing guitar as a teenager, performing at local folk festivals and other venues. As a teenager, she traveled through India with a guitar, performing her own material at small venues. Further influenced by genres such as punk rock and rock during her travels, she later moved to Los Angeles.
Early music and acting
Wintergate's debut solo album This Moment was self-released on her own imprint Allone Records in 2003. This led to performances at the Vans Warped Tour from 2006 to 2008, and in 2007 memorabilia related to Wintergate was included in the Warped: 12 Years of Music, Mayhem and More exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She also embarked on a number of US and European tours such the Caballeros Akustika tour and the Vroom Vroom Vespa acoustic tour in 2010 with Kevin Seconds, Kepi Ghouli, and Attonito.
After a couple of years of hiatus and traveling on tour with her husband Greg Attonito, Shanti partnered with Canadian producer Chris Wardman (Blue Peter) and engineer Brad Haehnel to create what would become Stranger Days (2007) and the acoustic version Stranger Days Stripped (2008).
She has appeared as an actress in shows such as CSI:NY, where she played a roller derby girl and suspected killer.
I Went for a Walk and collaborations
I Went for a Walk is a children's book authored by Wintergate and illustrated by her husband Greg Attonito in 2007. The book was positively reviewed by Brian McConville of Blogcritics, as well as Jackson Ellis for Verbicide Magazine. In 2007 Wintergate and Atonnito toured in locales such as San Francisco doing book readings, also singing the words with guitar. In 2011, Wintergate and Attonito jointly exhibited their art at a month-long show in Seattle, Washington, celebrating their first opening with a mix of acoustic covers and originals from each of their catalogs.
Since her solo albums Wintergate has been involved with a number of collaborations, and she appeared on Attonito's solo debut Natural Disaster in 2011. She has been involved with the "Magic Monday" recording sessions at Noise Alchemy studios in Los Angeles, for example playing guitar on a 2012 session with Billy Manzik.
In 2014, I Went for a Walk won the Creative Child's 2014 Preferred Choice Award. Wintergate is in the lineup "punk rock authors" to be featured in book signings at the It's Not Dead Festival in late 2015, which is put on in California by Kevin Lyman of the Warped tour.
Wintergate and Attonito toured the United States doing readings and singings of their book I Went on a Walk, and upon returning home, began working the book into an album of kindie rock. She is a founding member of the children's music project Play Date with partner and husband, Greg Attonito. Play Date released debut album Imagination on Fun Fun Records in 2012 receiving positive acclaim from NPR's All things Considered The album won a 2014 Parents' Choice Award. In 2013 they played ACL Fest at the kids' stage, and in 2014 they played Lollapalooza.
Awards and nominations
|2014||Creative Child Awards||I Went for a Walk
written by Wintergate
|Preferred Choice Award||Won|
|Imagination by Play Date||Seal of Excellence Award||Won|
|Parent's Choice Awards||Parents' Choice Award||Won|
She is married to and often collaborates with Greg Attonito, lead singer of the New Jersey punk-rock band, The Bouncing Souls. Wintergate as of 2010 has a home in Idaho.
|Year||Album title||Release details|
|2009||Santa Baby EP||Hollywood Jersey|
|2010||Blue & Gold EP||Asian Man Records|
|2008||"Michel Gondry, I Want To Do Your Laundry"||Hollywood Jersey|
|2011||"Love Today"||Noise Alchemy / Hollywood Jersey|
|2012||"Jeepster" (as Greg and Shanti)||T.Rex Trax||LawLess Records (7" Vinyl)|
|2011||Natural Disaster EP||Greg Attonito||Songwriter/producer|
|Volcano EP||Chunksaah Records||Co-producer credit|
|2012||"Back to Hell Again"||Billy Manzik||Guitar|
With Play Date
- See also: Play Date discography
- 2012: Imagination (Fun Fun Records)
- 2015: We All Shine (Fun Fun Records)
|Year||Video title||Primary artist(s)||Director|
|2003||"The Beauty"||Shanti Wintergate||Shanti Wintergate|
|201||"Michel Gondry, I Want To Do Your Laundry"||Shanti Wintergate||Shanti Wintergate|
|201||"I Went for a Walk" (Animation)||Wintergate and Attonito||Jesse Cordtz|
|201||"Dance Like a Monster"||Play Date||The Slack Pack|
Film and television
|2003||Charmed (ep. "Little Monsters")||TV series||"The Beauty" (featured song)|
|Joan of Arcadia||TV series||"The Beauty" (featured song)|
|2005||CSI:NY (ep. "Jamalot")||TV series||Co-starring role "Hallie on Wheels," a roller derby girl and suspected killer|
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