Welcome to the official website for original eighties fusion band Shinara, formed by electric violinist Marius Kahan, guitarist Richard Scarfe and percussionist-vibesman Mike Turtle in 1980.

We're not here to waste your time with endless details about Shinara's long history. This page's purpose is simply to announce that...


Shinara's heart and soul – core members Marius, Richard and Mike – have reformed, and we aim to start playing dates and releasing new studio recordings as soon as possible.

Sadly, genius drummer and co-founder Pete Buchan passed away in 2005 and is sorely missed. However, we are now working with a brilliant new rhythm section featuring bassist Marcel Stranis, who has carved out impressive reputation on the London circuit in recent years and worked with Pete in the Marius Kahan band during the 1990s.

Plans are also afoot to release a remixed and remastered special edition of Shinara's sole self-penned and produced album "The View From Here" on CD for the first time next year. We also hope to re-issue the LP on vinyl at the same time, using the original pressings.

Meanwhile, please click here to enjoy some selected tracks we have chosen to make available to download for your delectation and delight - enjoy!

More information about dates and releases will be posted here as soon as it becomes available. Bookmark this page now, before you forget!

For further information, bookings or management, please contact: info@shinara.co.uk