Shep Solomon attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. Upon graduation, he formed two bands, which were signed to EMI and SIRE respectively.
During this time, Sheppard co-wrote material with other songwriters. Solomon decided to focus on songwriting full-time and went on to achieve 14 Top #3 single positions in the UK and Europe, including his second #1 UK single "Don't Stop Movin'". This single also secured Solomon a BRIT Award for "Song of the Year". Solomon returned to song writing in the United States, co-writing cuts with artists such as Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion and Enrique Iglesias. He then went onto write Ryan Cabrera's "True" which charted at #4 CHR Pop and won Solomon a BMI award for Best Song. Solomon wrote the song Shiver for Natalie Imbruglia which went onto be a #1 Pan European airplay hit and Paris Hilton's first single "Stars Are Blind" which was a worldwide top #5 single. He has been also working with American singer Jessie Malakouti. In 2011 Solomon's releases include the UK Top 10 radio track Wonderland's 'Not a Love Song,' (Mercury UK) One Direction's 'Tell Me a Lie,' (Syco UK) and J-Lo's 'Everybody's Girl' from the Love Album (Island Def Jam). To date, Shep has had 140 of his songs recorded and released worldwide.