Related Information for Shades Of Fiction Shades of Fiction, formed in 2002 from the demise of nationally and locally recognized bands such as Island/Def Jam recording artists Relative Ash, followed by Crash Poet and Red River. Shades of Fiction bring beautifully spawned creative elements together to forge a sonic release of music that engulfs listeners instantly. Everything started when John Salazar, Brian Kowalski and Mike Tate, three likeminded individuals bred for music and the stage chanceably linked up with old friend and vocalist.. read more