Las Los is the new collaboration between Paul Schalda (Paul and the Tall Trees, The Sha La Das) and Max Shrager (The Shacks).
The two first met as members of the late soul icon Charles Bradley’s touring band in 2015.
Shrager, who was 19 years old at the time, had already established himself as an up and coming figure in the New York music scene, having penned the lead single, “Sinner,” on Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens’ 2014 “Cold World” LP (Daptone Records).
He continued to build his resume as a founding member of The Shacks, producing their records in collaboration with Leon Michels (El Michels Affair).
In 2020, Shrager relocated from NYC to Los Angeles, where he collaborates with some of the best young musicians in the LA music world.
Schalda- an NYC native who moved to Dallas, TX in 2017- records and performs his solo work as Paul and The Tall Trees (Big Crown Records).
He is also a core member of the Sha La Das (Daptone Records), alongside his Doo Wop vocalist father Bill.
With the Sha La Das, Paul has arranged and performed spectacular, soaring backing vocal arrangements on the records of artists including Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, and Lady Wray.
A master craftsman of lyrics and melody, Schalda brings a literary sensibility to his writing. This element, combined with his emotive and versatile vocal delivery, makes him one of the most interesting and talented vocalists on the scene today.
With Las Los, Schalda uses Shrager’s eclectic productions as inspiration to explore new musical frontiers.
Their forthcoming debut album features contributions from members of The Shacks, Thee Sacred Souls, and other talented instrumentalists from the extended Las Los musical family.