Known for his innovative mash-ups of pop music and pulp fiction, Morty Shallman has been writing and performing original songs since the age of 12, and wrote his first novella, To Exist with the Night, while still in high school. Morty is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied creative writing with renowned novelist Richard Stern.
After successful stints as lead singer and songwriter for quasi-fictional power pop antihero, Andrew Ashbury, and Chicago alt-rockers, Minds of Babes, Morty moved to Los Angeles, where he has released four solo albums, created the world's first Novel with Songs, Last of the Zacharys, and performed at clubs from LA to the UK.
In addition to writing, producing and performing his own music for his publishing company, Flying Bed Music/ASCAP, Morty has collaborated with a variety of songwriters, DJs and Producers. Morty co-wrote former Nickelodeon TV Star, Drake Bell’s hit song, Highway to Nowhere, which was featured on The Drake and Josh Show, Zoey 101, Bell’s first solo CD, Telegraph, and on several top-selling Nickelodeon/BMG soundtrack compilations.
Morty lives in Valley Village, CA with his dog Primo, and continues his work as a singer, songwriter, producer and novelist. Next up is a music video for FREAK from Pop Fiction, and a string of new single releases and touring throughout 2018.