Vocally, Shane has been classically trained since age 14 under the tutelage of various teachers such as Maria Russo, Perry Price, Gerald Gray and Nicholas Abounder. Shane has discovered how to use his classical technique and theatrical background in his own music, attempting to create a genre all his own.
Shane finds influences in a multitude of music. Shane takes influence that range from classical and musical theatre singers such as Alfie Boe, Ramin Karimloo, Jeremy Jordan, and Will Chase, to Pop and Rock artists like Myles Kennedy, Brendon Urie, Paul McCartney and David Bowie. Shane Archer Reed is trying to achieve an eclectic, yet universal sound, so anyone can take something positive away from his music.