Meet Shawn “Sonic” Lyon

Born and raised in the mecca of music, Los Angeles, Shawn’s industry experience has helped his current band, The Chimpz, achieve national recognition. They’ve been fortunate enough to share the stage with notable bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Korn, and Linkin Park to name a few.

Shawn and his band have guided the contract process for getting their music heard by millions via TV spots including Son’s of Anarchy, Bam Margera’s Unholy Union, MTV’s Real World, Animal Planet, Fox Sports, and a host of other national and regional placements.

Between touring nationally and networking in the LA music scene, Shawn also works on acquiring more endorsements for the band. Currently The Chimpz have 19 active partnerships with major music brands including Schecter, Jägermeister, and Harman, which is unheard of for an independent band.

When he’s not hustling for The Chimpz, he’s out on the local scene in LA supporting other bands and making new friends. He knows what it’s like just starting out and how crucial it is to get support from fans. And that’s who Shawn is at heart… a fan that wants to see you succeed.