Jake Shears

Jake Shears sings for Scissor Sisters and lives in Los Angeles with his husbro and his border terrier, Toby. You can follow him on Twitter here and Scissor Sisters on Twitter here.

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Bio

Jake Shears (born Jason Sellards on October 3, 1977 in Arizona) is the vocalist for the American alternative music group the Scissor Sisters, and internationally renowned sexy bitch. Sellards attended Occidental College in Los Angeles. When Sellards was 19, he traveled to Lexington, Kentucky to visit a classmate, who introduced him to Scott Hoffman (Babydaddy). Sellards and Hoffman hit it off immediately and, a year later, both moved to New York. In New York, Sellards attended Eugene Lang College, where he studied fiction writing, and wrote pieces for the gay magazine HX. For a while, Sellards was a fixture on the New York gay and electroclash scene, as well as a stripper in alternative gay bars (including the legendary IC-Guyz). Sellards and Hoffman formed the Scissor Sisters in 2002 as a kind of performance art lark, playing outrageous shows in clubs like Luxx, the heart of the electroclash scene in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where Sellards lived. After a couple years struggling in New York (working with record label A Touch of Class, who produced Comfortably Numb and Filthy/Gorgeous), the Sisters finally found success in the UK/Ireland - ending 2004 with the biggest-selling album of the year in the UK. In concert, Shears is known for provocative dancing and often going near-nude, hearkening back to his former occupation as a stripper. He, along with his band, has become especially popular in the GLBT community. Shears, as well as fellow band members Babydaddy and Del Marquis, are openly gay. Shears performs with Erasure's Andy Bell on Thought It Was You, on Bell's 2005 album Electric Blue. He has also collaborated with Tiga, and wrote the hit single, I Believe In You, for Kylie Minogue with Babydaddy. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) Talks La Roux’s Trouble in Paradise

By Jake Shears | July 8, 2014

Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) Talks La Roux’s Trouble in Paradise

The tragedy about a solid debut album, one where you've created a whole new sonic universe and vocabulary, is that you suddenly realize that you're...

Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) Talks Trust’s Joyland

By Jake Shears | March 4, 2014

Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) Talks Trust’s Joyland

Justin was the name of the first guy I ever made out with. He was pale, with dyed black hair, fishnets on his arms and a blank expression. I was 15...

Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) Talks Ministry’s From Beer to Eternity

By Jake Shears | October 24, 2013

Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) Talks Ministry’s From Beer to Eternity

No matter how many years and trends have flown by and no matter how many drugs he's ingested, Al Jourgensen has been nothing if not consistent.