SHANNON LEIGH B
The eyes are the windows to the soul. For most of us, this is true. For an artist, the gateway to the soul depends solely on what form of art, is theirs. For a painter - it is the canvas. For a musician, singer, songwriter it is the ability to have the words and the melody conjure up memories we have locked away, or to evoke feelings from parts of our soul that we didn’t even know we had. All of these things are produced with just pen and ink, an instrument and a voice, and the sharing of their art with the world. For Shannon, music is her life, her spirit, her heart and soul. It’s in the way she walks, the ways she talks, and the way she travels down life’s path. It shares with her the good times and the bad, the happiness and the sorrow. It allows her to speak about life from the heart and to feel life in her Shannon started music as a young age coming from a very talented and musical family. You Can say its in her genetic make up. She started singing in choirs & musical theater as a child and quickly becoming one of the leading child roles in Florida Production of Les Mise’rables for a for a little while. She continued her music singing in choirs & playing the saxophone for remainder of her Scholastic life In Florida And Toronto CA. She joined a jazz band and continued her journey through music as an adult. She went on to work with various music producers creating original music and becoming a sought after Event Coordinator/ Producer in Toronto, CA.
She then made the big move to Los Angeles California and continued working in both fields as an artist and Event Producer. She connected with Ian Copeland and he quickly became her mentor. He took her under his wings teaching her the in 7 outs of the music business, introducing her to many of the great talented musicians we know so well today. She produced a weekly event on wed nights at his Infamous Venue Backstage Café in Beverly Hills for 5 years. She was then offered the covenant position as Executive Director (Showcase Series) for the Los Angeles Music Awards. Which She gladly welcomed and became one of Hollywood’s leading booking agents for Independent Artists. She spent 4 year procuring Talent for the Awards Shows and running their Showcases in all the top live music venues in Hollywood and the Greater California Area. She was a Pivotal player in expansion of the L A MUSIC AWARDS Music
Category’s and help built the World Music section for the Show. As Executive Director She spend most of her time discovering and showcasing numerous band who have now grow to become major musicians and recording artist in the world abroad & locally. All the while continuing and nurturing her own musical path as an artist writing, recording artist and producer.
After the passing of her Mentor she found it was time to focus on her own music more. She made the decision to move to Hawaii. Never being comfortable with just sitting around she continued Event Production and Music Development for other Artist. Shannon has gone on to produce numerous Special Events, Weddings, and Corporate Events throughout the Hawaiian Islands for many years. She has worn many hats taking on the role of Manager, Booking Agent and Performer in bands in genres such as (Rock, Ska, Lounge, Hawaiian, Acoustic & Pop). After a long stint on in the islands she decided to take her musical journey abroad and continue to bring her love of music to others by joining a International band and traveling the World. She has a true passion for Sharing the gift of music and enjoys sharing her love of it to everyone she meets.