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"With a smooth, elastic voice and a style that lands between jazz chanteuse and rock chick, Morrison has won an enthusiastic following." - Rolling Stone


Lyrical and vocal strength abound on 7 Wishes. If any project is poised to bring Morrison to a widespread audience, this is it. - Billboard


Shana has a wide range voice that is both powerful and pure. Her material is eclectic and impressive, with country-rock roots on which her marvelous, sometimes magical lyrics comfortably ride... a delightfully entertaining mix." - San Francisco Chronicle


Shana Morrison has developed into a singer of great purpose, strength and conviction, of amazing subtly and scope. Not so much rock-and-roll diva or darkly haunted Blues-wailer or solitary balladeer as she is an amalgamation of each. That's Who I Am is an album marked with the sharp confidence that only long experience behind the microphone brings. - Electric Review


Discography

Caledonia (Belfast Violet Records) 1998
Everybody's Angel (Roshan Records) 2000
Seven Wishes (Vanguard Records) 2002
That's Who I Am (Belfast Violet Records) 2006

Guest apprearances on the following CD's:
Van Morrison Live - A Night In San Francisco 1994
Van Morrison - Days Like This 1995
Various Artists - No Prima Donna (Compilation) 1996
Pee Wee Ellis - Riding Mighty High 2004

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SHANA MORRISON
singer/songwriter

Shana Morrison's musical style has been called pop with a side of blues and a side of rock. She has also been known to include other ingredients, like country, R&B, and jazz into the mix. Her material seems to be ever-changing and hard to pin down categorically. What always remains the same is Shana's unique and wide-ranging voice.

Shana Morrison began performing with her group Caledonia in the San Francisco Bay area in 1996. Her debut CD, Caledonia was released on her own label, Belfast Violet Records, in 1998 and picked up by the Monster Music label in 1999. Caledonia received favorable reviews from the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Francisco Examiner, as well as airplay on KPFA, KPIG, KPIX, KDVS, KHUM, and KFOG. Tours across the country soon followed.

Vanguard Records signed Shana in 2001, and 7 Wishes was released in 2002. This time, she received favorable reviews from newspapers and magazines across the country, as well as airplay on KMTT in Seattle; KINK in Portland, Ore.; KSGR in Austin, Texas; and KBCO in Denver.

Chronologically listed, some highlights of Shana's career follow: Since 1996, Shana has participated in benefit concerts for Oakland's American Legends Foundation. Paying tribute to and playing for artists such as Brownie McGee and Charles Brown, Shana has shared billing with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker, and Dr. John. She has also played for festival audiences on the main stage both at the Guinness Fleadh in New York in 1997, and in San Francisco in 1999. In 2000 Shana performed at the San Francisco Blues Festival, the Ottawa Blues Festival, and the Edmonton Folk Festival. Recently she has had the type of exposure she deserves, opening shows for Lyle Lovett, Joe Cocker, Michael MacDonald, John Hyatt, Keb 'Mo, and Bob Weir.

Shana's international exposure includes a live broadcast for the BBC's Kelly Show and an appearance at the BRIT Awards in 1996, when her father was presented with a lifetime-achievement award. This has been broadcasted on A&E in America several times since. She also participated in a VH-1 Father's Day special and was featured in People in 1997, Rolling Stone in 1999, and in Interview, as well as on the Oxygen channel's Pure Oxygen, and on The Howard Stern Show in 2002.

Since 2002, the band has been busy with tours across the United States, Germany, Italy, Ireland, and the UK, playing radio shows, clubs, theaters, and festivals, most notably playing the Warfield in San Francisco, the Viper Room in Los Angeles, the House of Blues in Cambridge, the Bottom Line in New York, Meinisfree Open Air in Germany, the Arezzo Wave Pop festival in Italy, the Borderline in London, the Cork Jazz Festival, the Galway Arts Festival, and The Late Late Show in Ireland.

Early 2006 saw Shana singing beside Van Morrison again during his U.S. tour. Twelve years have passed since her beginnings singing duets with Mr. Morrison in his infamous Rhythm and Soul Review, which featured artists such as Jimmy Withersoon, Junior Wells, and John Lee Hooker. Since her first foray into recording on the Van Morrison releases A Night in San Francisco (1994) and Days Like This (1995), Shana Morrison has grown as a singer, a songwriter, and an artist. Her self-produced 2006 release, the R&B-flavored CD That's Who I Am, is on Belfast Violet Records.

More information can be found at
www.shanamorrison.com
For booking information,
please contact
Stephen Gordon at
Savoy Music (360) 696-4434
Beth Reynolds at (415)898-5435
Liz DiGiorgio at (707)363-0080