Shannon Bryant

When Shannon was asked after graduating from University, “what the heck are you going to do with a Philosophy degree? Bryant might have guessed that she would write thought provoking lyrics about human connection and love over soaring and infectious melodies. This was her future.

Her musical journey kick-started in Dublin Ireland during a "find yourself" backpacking trip. She cashed in her return ticket home to Canada and started working and singing in a restaurant-piano bar in Dublin. The experience cemented her decision to pursue a career in music and when she returned home six months later she joined her first band, the eleven piece R&B group, "Midnight Soul Revue".

Shannon grew up getting lost in the world of pop music on the radio. She was inspired by classic songwriters and performers such as Carole King and Marvin Gaye, as well as soaking up the contemporary music of her day. She later found herself exploring Brazilian music and falling in love with the beautiful melodies and rhythms. In her songwriting, Bryant has managed to merge her influences into her own compelling pieces of universal themes over contemporary melody and rhythm.

In March of 2004 Shannon headed to the San Francisco chapter of the Recording Academy with her demo in her hand and became a member. As fate would have it, that very day she was selected to perform on stage with Carlos Santana in a tribute to Mickey Hart for the 2004 Recording Academy Governor's Awards. Shannon has also performed at SunFest World Music Festival, London Ontario Symphony Orchestra, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF, Larkspur Theatre Café CA, SF State University, SF, Union Square Park, Aeolian Hall and Wolf Performance Hall in London, Ontario.   

Shannon released her debut Album, Oceano in 2007. Oceano aired on CBC Radio across Canada, and was featured on “Fresh Air”. Her single, “Open Your Eyes” was placed on the PBS television show, Roadtrip Nation”.

Bryant’s new alubum, “Light” which was released on February 26th, 2016 was self-produced and mixed by Grammy winning producer, Joe Chiccarelli, (Beck, U2, Tori Amos, Melissa Etheridge, Rufus Wainwright, Carole King, Michelle Branch, Brian Wilson).

“Light” has been featured on CBC Radio Canada’s “Fresh Air”, as a Mark Rheaume “top pick” for February 2016.

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