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Shannon Hurley
Indie / Pop / Rock
Burbank , California

Part of the new 'soft revolution', Shannon Hurley fits into the new line-up of artists who make quietly beautiful music. It borders on the edge of pop, folk, and rock. After even one listen, the melody has already been carved into your soul, rich with imagery and sensation. Her music is reminiscent of Sarah McLachlan, Keane, and Aimee Mann.

This Indiana-born musician has been playing music all her life, being brought up in a family of singers. Picking up piano at age 8, she then moved on to trombone. She graduated with a music degree from University of Colorado at Boulder, where she became the stage manager for Fox Theatre. After working with Julian Lennon, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, and Rufus Wainright, she became enamored with songwriting. She studied with Pat Leonard (hit songwriter for Madonna) and moved to Los Angeles is 2001.

Shannon is a sought-after session musician and spent 2005 touring with Casablanca artist Brie Larson. This has given her the opportunity to open for Jesse McCartney, Gwen Stefani, The Black-Eyed Peas, and Gavin DeGraw. Shannon also recently lent her voice to Insects Rock!, a collection of sunshine-pop 60's style children's songs by Corey Leland. Currently she is playing keyboards for international artist Marina V.

In addition to these accomplishments, she is also co-founder for 'Don't Call Us Tori!' (www.dontcallustori.com), a showcase for quality women singer-songwriters. These shows are held in L.A. venues such as the Hotel Cafe, Knitting Factory, and Genghis Cohen.

The 'Sunrise' EP is Shannon's second release and is already getting great press. The title song has five stars on GarageBand.com, which is awarded to the top 1% of all songs that are on the website. Guy Erez (who worked with Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ryan Cabrera) and Carmen Rizzo both lent their magic to the EP. Shannon's self titled debut is also available through CD Baby, Tower Records, and Amoeba Music.

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