AboutJake Shears (born Jason F. Sellards on October 3, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the glam rock band Scissor Sisters.
Shears was born and raised in Arizona and later moved to Seattle, where he met his future Scissor Sisters bandmate Scott Hoffman (aka Babydaddy). In 2001 the duo moved to New York City and formed Scissor Sisters, which also included Ana Matronic, Del Marquis and Paddy Boom. The band's self-titled debut album was released in 2004 and became a massive commercial success with hit singles like "Take Your Mama" and "Laura." The band went on to release four more albums, including "Ta-Dah"(2006), "Night Work"(2010), "Magic Hour"(2012), and "Scissor Sisters"(2018).
After the Scissor Sisters went on hiatus in 2012, Shears began working on his solo music. In 2015, he collaborated with electronic music producer DJ Sammy Jo on the EP "Bit Closer". He also appeared on the album "Push the Sky Away" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds singing on the track We No Who U R.
In 2018, Shears released his debut solo album, which was produced by Chris Soper and featured collaborations with musicians like Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and the Brazilian singer-songwriter Sia. The album received positive reviews and showcased a more mature and introspective side of Shears' songwriting.
Shears has also ventured into acting, appearing in several productions on stage and screen. He made his Broadway debut in 2018 as Charlie Price in the musical "Kinky Boots", which won six Tony Awards. He has also appeared in the film "A Beautiful Now" and the TV series "Tales of the City" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."