Shauna Burns

Shauna Burns

 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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"Shauna Burns has spent untold time at the keyboards to make the instrument a conduit of her rather than her a master of the instrument. This is where you separate the prodigies from the technically brilliant." - Matt Rowe, Music Tap

Biography

Anamnesis is pianist/singer/songwriter Shauna Burns' next work released under Red Rock Music in April 2009. This 5 song EP is the continuation of The Moon and the Fire Circle and the next step in her musical journey. Anamnesis, which means 'recollection' or 'remembrance', focuses on the senses that live in our memories. 'Music is a trigger for things we remember,' Shauna explains. 'Each of the songs on Anamnesis represents one of the senses.' The first song on the EP is titled 'Smell' ...its reference is obvious. 'A Letter' embraces the gift of sight, 'Wind' references touch, 'Driving Far' taste, and 'So Tell Me...' our sense of hearing. The new album is full of Shauna's trademark piano and vocals, James Clark on drums and percussion, Steve Lemmon on guitar and bass, Ryan Tilby on mandolin and dobro, Kiley Astle on violin and Steve Nelson on cello.

Shauna's latest release in 2008, The Moon and the Fire Circle, was a fusion of the dark and light sides of the soul. It was a journey from the light to the dark and back to the light again. The Promise Live cheers: 'With her ethereal voice, spacious arrangements and lots of piano, you can't help but become enchanted with The Moon and The Fire Circle.' And Southwest Blend acclaims that 'Shauna Burns is a phenomenal talent, and the music on this album will take any listener on a journey that will connect one’s inner soul to the universe.' The journey continues...

Shauna's ethereal vocals and beautiful piano developed while growing up in Miami, Florida. Inspired by her mother's love for the piano, her songwriting thrived and when she headed west for college her music met cheers and enthusiastic recognition. After receiving a bachelor's degree in Anthropology at the University of Utah, Shauna spent a year in Europe preparing her debut album. Released under Red Rock music in 2005 Every Thought was the foothold that lifted this talented pianist and singer to critical acclaim. 'Beautiful cascading piano [and] ethereal vocals… a new fangled fusion that will ignite a spark that will be hard to replicate. Perfect.' States Smother.net. Shauna's songwriting extension to Every Thought was her 2006 follow up EP release entitled, Desert Tune.

Shauna has embarked on multiple vigorous tours since 2006 with over 75 shows and appearances stretching from coast to coast in the U.S. and the U.K. More tour dates will be announced for 2009.

'Around You', the first single from The Moon and the Fire Circle, reached number 7 on the FMQB AC Chart, was one of WCH Radio's 'Top Songs for 2008' and reached number 1 on 'Song Vault Radio'. The Moon and the Fire Circle was selected 'Best of 2008' by Collected Sounds and The Promise Live. Radio Crystal Blue also chose Shauna as one of the 'Top Recording Artists of the Year 2008'.

Shauna's debut CD, Every Thought was selected as one of the Top CD's of 2005 by Collected Sounds and the single, 'Pink Girl', was chosen as the number 1 single from the MAACP show. The album was chosen for 'Best of the Batch' from the Music Industry News Network and featured on TowerPod.com, Billboard, VH1, Artist Direct, AOL Music, Fox TV and countless others.

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Contact:
Chip Schutzman @ Miles High Productions
chip at mileshighproductions dot com
323-806-0400

James Clark @ Red Rock Music
james at redrockmusiclabel dot com
702-617-1916

Lyrics

Pink Girl

Written By: Shauna Burns

dancing mortisha, dancing away
with her witch haired thought
i love how you know the real me
please don't stop dancing

pink girl has a thought
what a concept
please don't buy me that foo foo dress
please don't buy my that frilly

shopping done, thank you
now take me home in your subaru
now, now, now don't fight me
wait i think i am going to stand out

pink girl has a thought
what a concept
please don't buy me that foo foo dress
please don't buy my that frilly

pink girl knows you know
she's got a lot on her mind, i know
and pink girl knows
she's had a lot to lose
and now she' s lost and i said so
"how about that"
and i said, "how about her?"
and he said, "how about the little
boys she's left behind?"
in your mind, in your mind...

don't i know she's had a lot
and don't expect her not to love you
have a nice day today
oh well, just swell
please don't buy me that frilly dress

Petunia

Written By: Shauna Burns

tulips and daises and tiger lily spots
can't get them off your face
your pretty little face
along with petunia left out in the cold

when the snow falls i can't help but
breathe a little deeper
a little bit shallower
a little bit louder

when the snow falls
it covers up my bed of roses
good night my little ones
bonne nuit mes enfants et mes amies

stuck in the snow ho ho ho
stuck my nose in the snow
leave your gifts at the door
perhaps a biscuit for you
sometimes i'd rather have some
tea for two

tulips and daises and tiger lily spots
can't get them off your face
your pretty little face
along with petunia left out in the cold again

I'm Dirty

Written By: Shauna Burns

When I woke up this morning
All I could see
Was piles and piles of laundry

Paris was such a bad scene that’s all I can say
But I was long gone when I found out I was dirty

Sandman he’s such a freak
Some say he’s a little psycho but
He’ll rip off your head if you make fun of...

Paris was such a bad scene that’s all I can say
But I was long gone when I found out I was dirty

Paris I found it
Back again to the
Back room to the
Back of that bus

Paris was such a bad scene that’s all I can say
But I was long gone when I found out I was dirty

Around You

Written By: Shauna Burns

Horrible secrets dissolve around you
And I can see her shadow beneath
The sliver underneath the door
So send me a letter today

So find out all there is to find
And I’ll find out just how much is
Mine oh mine
And you’re much and you’re much
Too far away

Down the stairs and I’ll seek
I’ll seek you out
And if you can believe I am here
And Pucket came back yesterday
And I’m not scared anymore

So find out all there is to find
And I’ll find out just how much is
Mine oh mine
And you’re much and you’re much
Too far away

So send me a letter
Just send me a letter
Just send me a letter today

Bloom

Written By: Shauna Burns

Tulips bloom but BMW’s fade with time
She has a contract with the pharaoh - yes or no?

Tell me again what you said my dear
And my memory is not what it used to be

When Stella decided that she would stay
We both decided it’s time to fly

Tell me again what you said my dear
And my memory is not what it used to be

When thunder hits it’s our cue to
Run as fast as you can, can can

From what they tell me
You have to catch that chicken in the act
And you’ve gotta prosecute then let her go

Tell me what you said my dear
And my memory is not what it used to be

And Fire

Written By: Shauna Burns

Bet you never thought
There'd be stress like this
But strength comes from the strangest of places
Like in between dreams

And you're like you're like a firefly
And you're like you're like a deep blue sea
And you're like you're like a royal painting
so that makes that makes you magic and fire

It seems at times
Not even words can
Break this wide open
You know better than anyone
That deserts bow for wind
We'll make it back
just make it back
In Between dreams

And you're like you're like a firefly
And you're like you're like a deep blue sea
And you're like you're like a royal painting
so that makes that makes you magic and fire

Firefly away just stay
And firefly away just stay, Just stay

And you're like you're like a firefly
And you're like you're like a deep blue sea
And you're like you're like a royal painting
so that makes that makes you magic and fire

Smell

Written By: Shauna Burns

I thought I smelled you in
My hair today
I thought I could make up a tune
To pass to pass the time

But in my room
You're there in my view
Hoping this will be

As the emptiness fills
With every word that drops
From your mouth and your
Smell is still
On my arm

I thought I could hold onto you
With my stupid glare
Now I could just live under
That rock I told you about

But sometimes things are just not
So I force my way through
Smashing all I build

As the emptiness fills
With every word that drops
From your mouth and your
Smell is still
On my arm

He's gone and he's gone
He's gone off with my look
Packed neatly
So neatly between his socks
And between his pants

As the emptiness fills
With every word that drops
From your mouth and your
Smell is still
On my arm

Now Dave and I will
Sing to her in the night
And you won't hear my voice
In the total
Darkness

Discography

'Anamnesis' ~ 2009
track listing:
Smell
A Letter
Wind
Driving Far
So Tell Me...

'The Moon and the Fire Circle' ~ 2008 Radio Singles:
track listing: Around you
Bloom Bloom
Desert Sun
Comet
Out
Chamber
Starfish
Tumbleweed
The Caribbean Sea
Failed You
The Slow Process of Shutting Down
Around You
Magic
And Fire
When the Rain Comes

'Desert Tune' ~ 2006
track listing:
Gotta Get Ahead
Cowboy Song
I'm Dirty
Waterford
December

'Every Thought' ~ 2005 Radio Singles:
track listing: Pink Girl
Ghosts & Vampires Petunia
Castle in my Cloud
Pink Girl
Petunia
Toes
Rehearsal
Nonsense
Pattie Cakes
Hello
Heaven
Camelot's Waiting
Maryland

Set List

All original songs ~ and perhaps a few covers ~ are part of the set list. Band and solo sets can be lengthened or shortened and are customized to each venue.

Example of 1 1/2 hour long set:

driving far
desert sun
camelot’s waiting
bloom
around you
petunia
a letter
pink girl
maryland

so tell me... (solo)
and fire (solo)
everything counts (Depeche Mode cover/solo)

comet
waterford
starfish
smell
ghosts & vampires
tumbleweed