I have confirmed to play Sunflower Fest this year. I will be playing on Saturday 23rd August along with my awesome band!
Get yer tickets here http://www.sunflowerfest.co.uk/tickets/
I’m just back from the fantastic Edinburgh Film Festival – had such a great and inspirational time there and met so many nice new film makers, directors, composers, producers, orchestrators… you name it! So here is a little showreel to show off some of my songs and where they have been placed etc…
How are you all keeping?! As you may have noticed – I have been slowing down on the gigging front as I have been really concentrating on recording and writing over the past couple of months – however – I have taken on a few gigs to perform some new material and enjoy the summer vibes this month. Check out Events Page for more details.
Distillation @ OH YEAH CENTRE, BELFAST // Doors 8:30pm // Admission £5 – click HERE for details.
Portadown’s Got Talent – Ending Ceremony @ TBC, Portadown // On Stage 8pm // Admission £TBC.
Love, Shauna xo
It has been a crazy couple of months travelling around some of the cities in USA and Europe so I apologise for the lack of updates I have been giving you!
I have just finished editing the video for my Mission USA trip – you can watch it HERE:
I am currently editing my footage from the European trip, so it will be with you within the month.
I am in the process of getting the album ready to be released and have been writing lots of new songs for you all to hear. I want to make sure that this first debut album is reflecting what it is that my music is properly so it has taken some time to get everything into place.
There are plans being made for release and touring in the upcoming Autumn/Winter months – so please keep your eyes on the site and all my social media sites too!
Thank you for all your continued support!! You’re all amazing!
Im now back in Northern Ireland following a wonderful time in the US of A, writing at SongCamp up at the North Coast and playing 2 shows as part of the Portstewart Songwriters Festival this weekend! :)
I am currently editing a short video to give you an insight as to what I have been up to while I have been away so keep your eyes peeled! Here is a little video of Toss it Up to keep you occupied until then!
Stop, Collaborate & Listen Showcase…
This March, I will be heading off with 5 other musicians from Belfast to Nashville to soak up the musical heritage of the city including Katie Richardson, Travis Gilbert, Richard Hill, Thomas Camblin and Grace Loughrey. We will cement a year already spent working together in various guises with this adventure – and point towards new creative possibilities. Video and audio footage will document their stay in Nashville and planned roadtrip to Austin, Texas (stopping off in Memphis and Dallas en route) to join the Northern Irish posse at SxSW the following week. I will then leave the group and head off to Los Angeles for 10 days of writing and adventure.
To mark the trip, we are hosting a gig in Belfast the week before we depart, on Thursday the 27th of February in the Menagerie. The bill features the bands of each of the artists heading to the U.S. – Travis is a Tourist, Goldie Fawn (the debut of the new project from Katie Richardson), The Salt Flats and myself. In the spirit of collaboration, the musicians will bring their instruments together in one band to perform each other’s songs as you’ve never heard them before. So come on down! <3
Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival…
So excited about the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival this year. I am playing an afternoon show of in the round with the fantastic Midge Ure &Peter McVeigh! Get your tickets from here – they are flying like hot buns so be quick! http://belfastnashville.com/index.php/12-tickets-2014/22-midge-ure-shauna-tohill-peter-mc-veigh
Keep in touch xo
It has been a while since I have updated you on all that has been going on over here in the Silhouette quarters but here is a quick post to keep you up to date…
I have been working away like a little bee at getting all things album sorted with the fab Neal Calderwood, Manor Park Studios – it is sounding great, starting to look great and all the musicians who have played with me on it including Rachael Boyd, Zarah Fleming, Connor Burnside, John Conway, Andrew Black, Michael Barkley have been such a pleasure to work with. There will be more updates on this eventually with release dates – have a few things to do before then! :)
Shauna and Neal in Manor Park Studios, Pic by Rachael Boyd
Thanks to the wonderful arts council of Northern Ireland – I am going to be heading away in 2 weeks to the states (namely Nashville, Austin and Los Angeles) to do some open mic nights, adventures and writing with some awesome musicians there. I plan to keep a video diary so you will be updated regularly.
When I get back in April, I will be heading straight over to Sweden (Stockholm, Malmo) and Germany (Hamburg, Berlin) to play some small acoustic shows and write with some people again, really cant wait!! :) I will update the site with shows as they come in!
Thanks for reading and for your constant support! Please leave any comments you wish and keep up to date on all my social media!
Spending the rest of this month recording and finishing my album with Neal in Manor Park Studio!! :)
Today we are tracking Connor Burnside and his awesome drumming skills!
Hope you are all well! Just wanted to update the site to let you know that I am writing LOADS of songs at the moment – I have a little space in the wonderful OH YEAH Centre which is located on Gordon Street, Belfast – you should check it out if youre coming to Belfast some time! :)
Just came back from a lovely couple of days in Dublin for the Hard Working Class Heros Festival and will be stuck into writing from Monday again onwards! Plan to have another single out very soon! :)
I update the facebook, instagram and twitter lots so make sure your following ;)
Keep in touch!
Love, Shauna Tx
The band and I have had such a busy summer with festivals and other bits and pieces but will be winding down a little now coming into the Autumn! I have been working on some plans for the next couple of months, most of which involves a lot of writing and recording (and another release in the pipeline!)! :) And tonight, I wrote a little poem about a pink bath bomb called Twilight!
Here it is for your comic pleasure! ;)
A Little Bath Bomb Named Twilight
You were just a little pink ball
Just a small piece of matter
With potential to become flatter
I saw you sitting on your shelf
Your name was twilight
And in that, you shone bright
I popped you into the water
You bobbed up and down
You spun round and round
Releasing so much more
Potential than I did ever know!
You turned the waters PINK
Then you turned them BLUE
Merged them all together and made things PURPLE!
And somewhere in between
The madness and fun
You sent one thousand
Bright and shining suns
Sparking through the water
But my dreamtime is done
I watched as my cracked blue toe nail varnish
Glistened with glee
My super smooth skin feels
Reborn in this sea
And somewhere beneath
I find myself
And satisfied as we all should be.
Thank you to LUSH! <3 Shauna xo