Shannon is soon to release his debut solo album ‘Out Of The Shadows’, a collection of songs that speak of life and its lessons recorded in sessions spanning from Fremantle to Nashville. From upbeat life-affirming songs such as ‘Dance The Night Away’ and ‘Every Single Day’, to the gospel-like ‘Valentine’s Day’ and the brooding ‘I’m Gonna Change’ the emotions run high and wide. His voice is both tender and determined, reflective of the past and resolving for the future. ” - Bob Gordon (Xpress, Around The Sound)

Bio

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Shannon is an international performer. He has developed his sound and style which transcends across multiple genres from Pop/Rock, Folk/Rock, Rock, Alt Country and Soulful Americana. But his love of strong simple melodies and rich harmonies shows through in his songs and his performances. Shannon songs evoke the soulful climes of inspirational artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Ben Folds Five and 10cc, complemented by his love of Americana and alt-country. With his debut solo album due soon the river runs deep for Shannon and at this pivotal career moment music continues to be the very air that he breathes.

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Fremantle singer/songwriter Shannon Smith is a born and bred musician, raised within a musical family amidst an atmosphere of jamming and live performance. 

His songs evoke the soulful climes of inspirational artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan and 10cc, complemented by his deep love of Americana and alt-country music. 

Shannon is soon to release his debut solo album ‘Out Of The Shadows’, a collection of songs that speak of life and its lessons recorded in sessions spanning from Fremantle to Nashville. 

The river runs deep for Shannon and at this pivotal career moment music continues to be the very air that he breathes.

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Fremantle singer/songwriter Shannon Smith is a born and bred musician, raised within a musical family amidst an atmosphere of jamming and live performance. 

As such those ‘70s sensibilities are in the blood and bones of this multi-instrumentalist's songs, which evoke the soulful climes of inspirational artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan and 10cc, complemented by his deep love of Americana and alt-country music. 

Over the years Shannon has played thousands of shows in all manner of formats – including acclaimed tributes to the likes of Fleetwood Mac, ABBA and Beach Boys – but hasn’t recorded and released his own songs. 

Until now. Shannon is soon to release his debut solo album ‘Out Of The Shadows’, a collection of songs that speak of life and its lessons recorded in sessions spanning from Fremantle to Nashville. From upbeat life-affirming songs such as ‘Dance The Night Away’ and ‘Every Single Day’, to the gospel-like ‘Valentine’s Day’ and the brooding ‘I’m Gonna Change’ the emotions run high and wide. His voice is both tender and determined, reflective of the past and resolving for the future. 

The river runs deep for Shannon and at this pivotal career moment music continues to be the very air that he breathes.

 

Music

Dance The Night Away - Single

Shannon Smith

The first single from his debut solo album finds Shannon Smith in a melodic pop-soul frame of mind, sounding something like Van Morrison in an especially good mood.

Dance The Night Away is also part of a singles project with his partner Helen Townsend, and as such is a toast to the first flush of romance. It’s the giddy feeling that comes with
The first single from his debut solo album finds Shannon Smith in a melodic pop-soul frame of mind, sounding something like Van Morrison in an especially good mood.

Dance The Night Away is also part of a singles project with his partner Helen Townsend, and as such is a toast to the first flush of romance. It’s the giddy feeling that comes with newfound love - ‘Let’s go driving down the freeway/Feel the wind blow through our hair/Leave our worries all behind us/We can dance the night away’.

Spring is in the air and in his step and you can just feel the energy in the recording studio as the band vibes on the groove and the keyboards and horns flavour the song with soulful flourishes. Ain’t love grand? Sure sounds like it here.
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I like that you could fit in a playlist with big artists like Charlie Puth and Jason Mraz yet you still sound unique” - Chris Long Manager,

— Mentor US (30+ Years A&R consultant to major labels)

I'm Gonna Change - Single

Shannon Smith

*Shannon Smith's Powerful Follow-Up Single, "I'm Gonna Change," Hits Airwaves*

Following the success of his debut single, "Dance The Night Away," which claimed the #1 spot on the Australian AIR charts, Shannon Smith unveils his poignant sophomore release, "I'm Gonna Change."

"I'm Gonna Change" takes listeners on a musical journey that diverges
*Shannon Smith's Powerful Follow-Up Single, "I'm Gonna Change," Hits Airwaves*

Following the success of his debut single, "Dance The Night Away," which claimed the #1 spot on the Australian AIR charts, Shannon Smith unveils his poignant sophomore release, "I'm Gonna Change."

"I'm Gonna Change" takes listeners on a musical journey that diverges sharply from Smith's earlier upbeat hit. This track delves into the raw emotions of a man grappling with the fear of losing love. Smith's introspective lyrics, "I am tryin' / I am dyin' / In myself / When I’ve done wrong," lay bare the complexities of personal redemption and the desperate promises of reform made to salvage a relationship.

Steeped in the rich tradition of Western Australian folk-rock, the song draws parallels to the evocative soundscapes of Cruel Guards-era The Panics and echoes the spirit of The Waifs during their London endeavours. The song seamlessly shifts Smith's focus, demonstrating a surefooted evolution in his musical journey.

As Smith pledges to change and move beyond past mistakes, "I'm Gonna Change" unfolds in an orchestrally epic fashion, signalling that these lyrics are not empty promises but rather the foundation for a transformative journey.

This gripping release leaves listeners eagerly anticipating future chapters in Shannon Smith's evolving musical narrative.
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This is raw stuff that will catch a lot of people off guard, but even though Smith has turned from party pleaser to hound dog of love, ‘I’m Gonna Change’ still works very nicely, thank you.” - Andrea Thompson

Around The Sound

Valentine's Day - Single

Shannon Smith

Introducing the third captivating single Valentines Day, from Shannon's highly-anticipated debut album, "Out of the Shadows,"

This release marks the sixth installment in a thrilling musical mini-series, a collaboration with the talented Helen Townsend. Together, they're unveiling a total of eight singles that offer unique insights into their
Introducing the third captivating single Valentines Day, from Shannon's highly-anticipated debut album, "Out of the Shadows,"

This release marks the sixth installment in a thrilling musical mini-series, a collaboration with the talented Helen Townsend. Together, they're unveiling a total of eight singles that offer unique insights into their relationship from both artists' perspectives.

What sets this track apart is the remarkable presence of world-renowned artists, The McCrary Sisters, lending their enchanting backing vocals. You may recognize them from their recent feature in Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" movie.

Crafted on both Australian and Nashville soil, this song once again showcases Shannon's exceptional songwriting prowess, unveiling yet another facet of his storytelling artistry.
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What sets “Valentine’s Day” apart is its authenticity. In an era where music often feels manufactured, Smith delivers a piece that is painstakingly crafted and emotionally charged. It’s a ballad for those who have faced the darkness in love and dared to light a candle rather than curse the night.” - Graham Finney

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