The Shadowboxers are an American pop band discovered by and signed to Justin Timberlake's Villa 40 artist development company. They are currently recording new music, including a new, unreleased song called “Timezone.” This is the inspiration for their upcoming dates across the country, coined The Timezone Tour.
The Nashville Scene describes The Shadowboxers as "a harmony-driven, funk-footed quintet, which combines elements of modern pop, '70s-style AM radio folk...and classic R&B." Founding members Scott Schwartz, Matt Lipkins and Adam Hoffman, have a passion for captivating lyrics, tight harmonies and soulful vocals. Together bassist Carlos Enamorado and drummer Cole McSween, they have forged a cohesive sound based on a shared reverence for the strong, taut harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, D'Angelo and The Beatles and the rhythmic pop funk of Prince, Michael Jackson and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Originally gaining online buzz from their YouTube cover of Timberlake’s Pusher Love Girl, the band is quickly building a loyal fan base. Their original demos have garnered over 3.3 million streams on Spotify to date with the most current single, Build the Beat, reaching #5 on the Spotify United States Viral 50 playlist and #10 on the Spotify Global Viral 50 playlist.
Formed in 2008 by singer Benjamin James, after releasing a digital EP of self-produced and performed songs, titled "Suffer No Delusions". This was followed by another EP in 2010 called "Collisions" and a series of singles over the past few years, while the band has expanded to include more regular players and focused more on live performance than studio work.
"They are Music City's new, best-kept secret that's about to get out for the rest of the world to hear." - Highlight Magazine
"Their music offers a one-two punch of gorgeous harmonies and instrumentals." - The New York Times