Bio

Sheena Metal

Queen of the Nighttime World

 

Sheena Metal is a Los Angeles entertainment icon.  She has anchored numerous radio shows for over ten years in Los Angeles--six of which were spent on top-rated talk station KLSX (97.1 the FM Talk Station) where she helmed five successful shows (The Sheena Show”, “Late Night Booty Call”, “Sheena and The Princess”, “Sheena and Sam”). Her untouchable wit, unforgettable voice and unflinching fan base have proven Sheena to be an undeniable radio presence that was the subject of a comprehensive five-page feature in the Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar section, as well as being featured in: LA Weekly, the Daily News, Music Connection, and dozens of other periodicals. In addition, Metal was interviewed and quoted in Michael C. Keith’sSounds in the Dark, currently in publication with a forward by Larry King.  Currently she hosts Music Highway,” an internationally syndicated music/talk hybrid heard on over 2,400 affiliates to nearly 130 million listeners worldwide.

In addition, Sheena owns and runs Music Highway Entertainment, which specializes in development and promotion for: television, radio, music and film.  Known for her biting sense of humor, Metal appeared as a comedic commentator on “National Inquirer TV,” is the annual host of the All Access Music Awards, and has headlined and emceed two long-running stand-up comedy nights at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood (“Sheena Metal’s Midnight Madnessand Inside the Girl’s Locker Room”); the latter of which was an all-girl comedy night featured in the Los Angeles Times.  Not one to turn down an audience who loves to laugh, Sheena found another comedy niche this summer when she became the humorous emcee for a host of Gay Pride Festivals across the USA: from the slick San Diego to the mountainous Montana. 

Sheena has appeared on the big screen, acting in the sexy comedy Treasure Hunt and can currently be seen in the indie drama “Changing Spots”.  In 2006, she joined Ally Sheedy (“The Breakfast Club”) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) onstage in New York City for a celebrity charity run of The Vagina Monologues.”  In 2007, she reprised her role in Los Angeles, alongside Jennifer Beals (“Flashdance”) and Rachel Shelley (“The L Word”).  She has penned and produced both the L.A. Cable Comedy hit “Sheena Metal’s Freakin’ Rock Review” (in which she also starred), as well as the outlandish TV Soap Opera WeHo Stories.  In 2008, Metal was named President of the L.A. based production company, Sea Hag Entertainment. She is currently producing a paranormnal documentary slated for release in 2009 and developing/writing a comedy mockumentary scheduled to begin production later that same year, in which she will also direct and appear as one of the main characters. 

But music will always remain her main focus.  As one of L.A.’s most popular live music promoters, Sheena owns Music Highway Productions which produces more than a dozen concerts a month Southern California, booking artists in venues such as such as The Key Club, The Troubadour, The Gig (including the booking/promotion of their opening night celebration), and Slim Jim Phantom’s (“The Stray Cats”) Cat Club (where she hosted a night for George Clooney’s HBO series “Unscripted”).  Currently, Metal books a variety of weekly clubs from the the bi-coastal showcase house, the Knitting Factory (“Songs Rock!”),  to the historic Derby in Hollywood (“Club Carnivale”),  to the upscale Westside nightclub, the Good Hurt (“Rock 9-1-1”) to the vibey industry hang Universal Bar and Grill (“The Dressing Room”); right down the street from Universal Studios and City Walk.  Recently she was asked by V-Day, the charity organization that puts on “The Vagina Monologues” worldwide each year, to produce the music event as part of their two-week UTVSLA (“Until the Violence Stops: Los Angeles”) festival.

In 2003, Sheena Metal founded an independent music organization, Music Highway.  Boasting over 12,000 members worldwide, Music Highway is one of the biggest and most artist-friendly independent music resources on the web, and its success has led to a number of speaking engagements for Metal at conferences and conventions throughout Southern California and beyond for such organizations as: Independent Music Conference, L.A. Music Productions, Songsalive, Music Talks, Songnet, Indie Music Seminars, and the Los Angeles Women’s Music Festival. By 2008, Sheena Metal had added two highly coveted positions to her vast musical resume: Director of A&R for Maurice the Fish Records; where she is not only in charge of bringing the label new talent, but also runs their Los Angeles office and Music Supervisor for Ave Vox Entertainment; placing music for both television and film. By 2010, Sheena plans to take her musical expertise beyond assistance and create her own artist-based charity that will provide financial assistance to entertainers who’ve either been badly injured in accidents or who’ve fallen victim to illness.

Not one to linger too long behind-the-scenes, Metal regularly struts her stuff as the front person for the irreverent, theatrical L.A. favorite, Sheena Metal’s Beer Bong: endorsed by Minarik Guitars, Daisy Rock Guitars, Stash Picks, Coffin Cases, Peaceland Guitar Rings, Studio Devil software, and the adult toy company, Grrl Toyz.  Recently, the band won the coveted All Access Magazine People’s Choice Award, was voted one of Music Connection’s Hot 100 Unsigned, and was asked to play at a private party for the prestigious NAMM (National Association of Music Makers) Convention, while they work on the release of their first full-length album, “The Funnel Of Love.” 

Lastly, Sheena’s vast experience in many aspects of entertainment has made her a sought-after featured writer for hundreds of magazines including: the Los Angeles Times, Music Connection, LA Weekly, Curve, Planet Out, Frontiers, New Music Weekly, Unsigned and All Access.  In 2006, she began to pen a syndicated music column, Music Highway”, as a companion to her weekly radio show, which has attained over 100 literary affiliates, including the renowned Indie Bible.  In January 2008, one such publication, NoHo Arts District Magazine, promoted Metal to Music Editor, where she overseas the creative comings and goings for the magazine that services one of Southern California’s most rapidly growing artistic communities.

From her eccentric beginnings as a cable access TV cult figure, to LA music industry icon, mainstream talk radio host, indie film actor, headlining stand-up comic, New York/Los Angeles stage performer, writer/director/producer, and in-demand journalist, Sheena Metal has truly earned the title Queen of the Nighttime World.

For more information, press references and photos of Sheena Metal, visit her comprehensive online website at: www.sheenametal.com.