From a very early age, Shahab was interested in music and musical instruments. At age 12, he had his first solo performance at the school Cur. It could be said that it was then that a glimpse into his potential was noticed when he won second place in soloing in an ensuing citywide competition of schools. A few years later at age 17, Shahab decided to move to the US in pursuit of developing his musical career. Seeing America as fertile grounds for an aspiring musician, he journeyed to Turkey to apply entrance into the US. While in Turkey, Shahab was introduced to the kit drums. Inspired by this and many other experiences and emotions, Shahab found himself occupying most of his times writing songs.