Shannon Hurley

Shannon Hurley


ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE declared her one of the best 25 bands on MySpace. Sophisticated pop songs ala Sarah McLachlan and Aimee Mann. Heavy on the melody, with simple, heartfelt lyrics. Shannon's music is heartbreakingly beautiful.


"A gifted and talented songwriter and performer"
-Music Connection Magazine

"One of Rolling Stone's top 25 artists on MySpace"
-Rolling Stone Magazine

"Shannon has recorded some of the most immediate pop music since Damien Rice"

Recently named one of Rolling Stone’s top 25 artists on MySpace, singer-songwriter Shannon Hurley is making good on their word.

Shannon’s full length debut, “Ready to Wake Up”, is receiving airplay on Indie 103.1FM and XM Radio. “I put my heart and soul into this record. The reason it took so long to release a full length, quite honestly, is because I wanted to wait until I had a good enough collection of songs to make it worth the listener’s while. I think I accomplished that”, she says. Her alternative pop style has often been compared to Aimee Mann and Sarah McLachlan, but her songwriting and singing have lifted her to a place that is completely her own.

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, where she met Julian Lennon, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, and Rufus Wainright, and consequently she became enamored with songwriting. She studied with Patrick Leonard (hit songwriter for Madonna) and moved to Los Angeles is 2001. Shannon is a sought-after session musician and spent 2005 touring with Universal Motown artist Brie Larson. This has given her the opportunity to open for Jesse McCartney, Gwen Stefani, The Black-Eyed Peas, and Gavin DeGraw.

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!", a showcase for quality women singer-songwriters. These shows are held in L.A. venues such as the Hotel Cafe, the Derby, and Tangier.

Shannon was recently commissioned to write a song for the Getty Center exhibit, the Zuccaro Drawings, in which Frederico Zuccaro depicts the struggle of his artist brother Taddeo. Shannon performed at the Getty alongside Tom Freund, Jim Bianco, Beth Thornley, Priscilla Ahn, and Libbie Schrader.

Her full-length debut. "Ready to Wake Up", is available on iTunes and CD Baby.

You can say hello to Shannon at


"Ready to Wake Up"- 2007
"Sunrise" EP- 2006
"Garden Path" EP- 2003

"Dead Air" program/ Indie 103.1FM LA
"No Pigeonholes" program/ KKUP 91.5 FM Cupertino
"Face the Music" program/ KZFR 90.1FM Chico
"Indie Music Weekends" WIRN (online)
Desert Highway Radio (online)

Set List

Matter of Time
Breaking Down
We Are In Love
Garden Path
Where I Stand
Don't December
Sweet Lovin' Ways
If I Could
Don't Let Me Fall

Just a Little Lovin'
So Far Away
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Try Again Today