Seth Binzer

Seth Binzer Biography

Seth "Shifty" Binzer is back and ready to reclaim his throne at the top of the pop, rock and hip hop charts. Shifty is best known as the lead singer of the popular band Crazy Town and their iconic worldwide number one single "Butterfly" as well as the hit track "Starry Eyed Surprise" with DJ Paul Oakenfold. Most recently seen on both seasons of VH1's Celebrity Rehab and Sober House, Shifty is clean, sober and ready to make a new start for himself and his fans with the release of his highly anticipated solo album Flirting With Disaster . Along with touring to promote the new album, Shifty will also be making appearances nationwide pursuing his newest passion as a celebrity Deejay. No longer letting his addictions rule his personal and professional life, he wants the world to know Shifty is back and ready to pick up where he left off.

A native to California, Shifty was destined to be a performer and had a love of music since the day he was born. Shifty 's father, a well-known artist and filmmaker, directed the Rolling Stones' live movie Ladies and Gentlemen. With the passion for music that his father had bestowed upon him and his love for a wide genre of bands (such as The Cure, Cypress Hill, LL Cool J and others), Shifty began to discover his own personal style of music and started to record albums of his own with the infamous Beastie Boys serving as his inspiration.

Shifty later came together with trusted confidant and avid music lover, Bret "Epic" Mazur and formed what was then called The Brimstone Sluggers and made numerous contributions to other well-known hip-hop albums. After the two spent some time in a rehabilitation center, they formed a deeper bond through letters they wrote to one-another; this ultimately led to them starting their band Crazy Town. Seth served as the bands' frontman and lead singer of the rap/rock group that quickly became a sensation after their inception in 1998.

Crazy Town featured a full instrumental lineup along with rap vocalists which gave them a unique advantage in the industry. The band's debut album, The Gift of Game, was produced by close friend Josh Abraham and featured appearances by KRS-One, dancehall toastmaster Mad Lion and Dirty Unit.

"Butterfly" topped the Billboard top 100 and helped push the band's debut effort to world-wide double platinum status. Shifty's collaboration with Paul Okenfold on the album Bunka also produced the monster club hit "Starry Eyed Surprise."

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