Nominee for Independent AAA Album of the Year at the 14th annual LA Music Awards
Shannon Eileen Bio
Introducing…Shannon Eileen…as music’s next Bond girl. This green-eyed, soul / jazz vocalist and songwriter has teamed with the highly acclaimed, 3-time Grammy-winning producer / mixer / engineer, Warren Riker (The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Santana), to create a collection of tunes inspired by Shannon Eileen?s eclectic influences.
?Trigger Finger? is Shannon Eileen?s second EP, but her first independently owned. Formally signed to IMG Records, her debut CD won Album of the Year at the LA Music Awards, resulting in her band being flown to Cuba to sing for our troops. Shannon Eileen was also selected as a Quarter-Finalist in the Radio Star contest by Sony/Winterfresh. Her on-air interview and songs were played on Top-40 stations nationally, and she received the Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting Award from the Great American Song Competition. As a classically trained graduate of University of Southern California and founding member of the award-winning all-female a capella group, USC Sirens, Shannon Eileen developed her own unique vocal and writing style, gaining valuable experience performing at top LA venues.
Shannon Eileen is now endorsed by the renowned international artist discovery & development company, A&R Worldwide. Through their vast industry connections, ?Trigger Finger? is now spinning on commercial, public, and college radio stations in major U.S. cities, on Germany?s largest station, Motor FM, and U.K.?s most listened to station, Galaxy FM. Shannon Eileen has been receiving major label and publishing interest in the U.S. and U.K., and her songs have been featured on MTV’s “The Real World” and “The Hills”, in addition to several indie films. She also just shot her first music video for ?Trigger Finger? with multiple Emmy-winning directors and editors, and her music is now available on iTunes.
Currently in the studio, Shannon Eileen is developing a cinematic masterpiece of musical indulgences: ?60’s Bond-esque orchestration over fresh hip-hop beats and samples, with electronic trip-hop atmosphere and jazz-tinged, soulful melodies. Her warm and distinctive vocals switch from smooth and intimate crooning, to powerful and playful seduction. Shannon Eileen?s ability to blend a multitude of genres and infuse a “retro-futuristic” vibe, invokes mainstream international appeal. Although secret agents are known to keep a low profile, Shannon Eileen will not remain undercover for long…
Shannon is a classically-trained singer & songwriter with 15+ years in the music industry. She studied Vocal Arts and graduated with a BA in Communication at USC, where she became a founding member of her award-winning college a capella group. Shannon signed to an indie label to pursue her own music and over the course of her career, recorded 2 LPs and 1 EP, won Album of the Year at the LA Music Awards, sang for the U.S. troops in Cuba, filmed a music video, received the Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting Award from the Great American Song Competition, and had the pleasure of hearing her tunes on MTV, indie films, and radio stations around the world. Shannon currently paints with watercolors, gives Reiki treatments, and is writing a children’s book with an accompanying album of lullabies. She documents her thoughts, inspirations and adventures on her lifestyle blog, Happiness Is.