Shane Forbes

Shane Forbes is a musician/composer and the co-founder of the multi award winning group Empirical. Shane is also an Educator at Middlesex University and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

For the National: Much Ado About Nothing and The Visit

Other productions include: Nina (A story about Nina Simone) on Sweden tour, UK tour and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; The Legend of Mike Smith at the Albany and for Birmingham Rep; Guys and Dolls at the Royal Exchange; King at Hackney Empire; The American Clock at The Old Vic; Blues in the Night at the Kiln; Guys and Dolls at Sheffield Crucible; NHS the Musical at Theatre Royal Plymouth; A Chorus Line at Leicester Curve; and Oklahoma at the Young Vic.

BBC PROMS 34 and 57 and Why Didn’t They Ask Evans



Empirical has been awarded MOBO, Urban Music, Parliamentary Jazz and Jazzwise awards.


(Updated July 2022)