Remy Shand (born, 1978 In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)Was born to Jeremy Shand and Ana Olsson. His father was of English descent and his mother was of Swedish descent. Since the age of 12, Remy Shand had learned to play the guitar and acoustic bass. At a young age while most people his age during the 1980s and 1990s were influenced by early hip hop and pop music, his father was into soul. Shand says that instead his father influenced and exposed Shand into R&B/soul such as Steely Dan, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, Isley Brothers and Stevie Wonder.