Shanklin Road
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Shanklin Road

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The best kept secret in music


…this fabulously talented trio writes amazing tunes and sings like angels in three-part harmony
(Grant Kerr, Telegraph Journal)

…They run a spontaneous show filled with music and laughter.
(Fern Bennett, Kings Co. Record)

…The Quickest Wits in the East…the big deal is their big new sound.
(Judd Crandall, Here newspaper)

… harmonies tight and classic…
(Bob Mersereau, New Brunswick Reader)

…Life Through a Bottle is a “drinkin’ and despair” song that would make even George Jones take notice…
(Larry Delaney, Country Music News)

…the harmonies are outstanding and quickly make their mark on the listener. Certainly my bet for Canada’s Vocal Group of the Year- There’s no competition!
(Stewart Fenwick, Country Music and Dance in Scotland)
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Shanklin Road has released 2 full length albums. "Don't Forget About the Rain" in November of 2003 and their latest release "Climb" in September of 2006.
Cheater's Hill, a single from their first album went to #45 on the Cancountry chart in 2004 and came in at #64 for the year.
More recent radio releases are "I'm Not" , the Roseanne Cash cover tune "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me" and "Climb" all from the Climb album.


Feeling a bit camera shy


-Shanklin Road is an all female country trio made up of ¾ of the former bluegrass group Blacks Mountain. Sisters Dawn Ellis and Joyce Miller team up with good friend and long time band mate Lisa Bennett to create and perform their own brand of country with their own unique blend of harmonies and an occasional shot of their bluegrass roots. Recently, the girls have done some maritime touring with Stuart McLean of CBC's Vinyl Cafe.
They have accumulated many awards and accolades over the years and are still going strong. Shanklin Road took home the group of the year award at the Greater Saint John Music Awards held in October of 2006 and are in the running again this year with the awards presentations to be held in October. Country Music Week held in Saint John NB in September 2006,they performed no less than six times and had on hand their much awaited sophomore album “Climb”.
Shanklin Road ranked in the top five in New Brunswick’s Next Country Star 2005, won an ECMA nomination in 2005 for Country Recording with their first album “Don’t Forget About the Rain”, and performed with ECMA 2005 entertainer of the year George Canyon on the live telecast of the ECMA awards that same year.
In the past tthree years the girls have showcased numerous times at both the ECMAs and MNB week, taken part in the Canadian Country Christmas Tour with such Canadian greats as Sean Hogan, Diane Chase, Duane Steele, Jason Blaine, and Jamie Warren. They’ve also shared the stage with the Lynn Morris Band, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Rhonda Vincent, Jason McCoy and Gordie Sampson, to name a few.
Shanklin Road’s first cd saw “Cheater’s Hill”, a single from that album, go to #45 on the Cancountry chart and come in at #64 for the year in 2004. The album also made Stewart Fenwick’s list of top ten albums for the year in “Country Music and Dance” magazine in Scotland and was honoured with a special mention in Country Music News along with Larry Delaney’s top dozen country recordings for 2004.
These girls have a stage show that must be seen. Their down-home attitudes make every audience feel immediately familiar and comfortable and their humorous antics and bantering between beautifully sung, harmony-filled songs from the heart is truly a breath of fresh air. They take command of the stage and grab your attention from the very first word to the last and leave a lasting impression on anyone in attendance.
These girls are firm believers that every stage should be treated as a kitchen and every show a party so they continue to kick off their shoes and “let ‘er rip”. It’s a must-see performance and a must-hear sound – it’s Shanklin Road.