Shawn Hlookoff
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Shawn Hlookoff

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The best kept secret in music


"Fundraising show feeds Hungry"

Shawn Hlookoff 19, who wil be launching a new CD in January, gave a captivating and hypnotic solo voice and piano performance of an original song, Melody Maker. - Trail Daily Times

"Shawn Hlookoff Debuts"

Shawn Hlookoff will be releasing his new CD Can't Fight This Feeling. Hlookoff will be playing with selkirk college music students Luke Gleason, Keagan Soutar, Pete lemon and Eric Hoodicoff. - Nelson Daily News

"From Shaggy horns to Solo Singing Stylings"

Singer/songwriter Shawn hlookoff got his start in the local scene as part of infamous local disco icons Shag's shagatronic horn section. Hlookoff's now putting away the bells, lapels and trombone, and letting his own creative projects and personality take centre stage. Hlookoff's original melodies will be unleashed with the musical support of Selkirk College music students Luke Gleason, Pete Lemon, Keagan Soutar and Eric Hoodicoff. The band is playing a show to promote Hlookoff's debut album Can't Fight This Feeling. The title track, one of the albums' 14 songs, was selected for the contest Opening Act this year. The nationwide contest for bands and artists entitles selected winners to media coverage sponsored by, they also reward recipiencts with 100 compilation CDs of the 12 chosen artists for promotional use. Check out this local musician on the cusp of nation-wide recognition, and get an eyeful/earful as he pours his heart and sould into his art. You'll hear piano-driven rock songs with elegant lyrics woven over a tapestry of zealous guitar lines. - EXPRESS


"Can't Fight this Feeling" LP 2003
"Think" EP 2004 Streaming


Feeling a bit camera shy


Shawn Hlookoff’s debut album, Can’t Fight this Feeling (independent), showcases a multi-talented musician whose reflective songs hit home to his listeners. Shawn’s takes a “say it like it is” approach to writing his lyrics.
Shawn is a scholar, lyricist, and musician. Growing up, music was the constant throughout his active life as student. Shawn started his musical journey when he was four. Taking piano lessons and singing in the community choir, Shawn made his talents evident. While still in piano lessons, Shawn picked up on the trombone in high school, which enabled him to win a jazz scholarship. At the age of 16 Shawn was picked up by “Shag” (a popular disco cover band). Shawn gained valuable stage presence while playing in bars and touring with “Shag”. Wanting to expand on his vocal ability Shawn contacted Colin Davison, (formerly Crusoe) to educate him on the proper techniques of singing.
When performing his own material, Shawn feeds on the thrill of connecting to an audience. At each performance, Shawn pours his soul into the piano and everyone knows that they’re in on something special. Enrolling in a music composition course led to Shawn’s greater understanding of composition, recording, producing, and engineering. Using computer software to compose music, Shawn spends hours on end making demos, “like rungs in a ladder” is how he refers to his demos. When Shawn made the journey to Vancouver for a songwriting workshop, he caught the eye of Rick Beresford; A commercial songwriting instructor at Belmont University. Rick acted as a sounding board for Shawn. Under Rick’s wing, Shawn’s songwriting has matured and it’s evident in his Debut Album “Can’t Fight This Feeling”. Shawn was awarded for his songwriting ability’s by for his Debut Single “Can’t Fight This Feeling”. He was one of twealve unsigned artists selected across Canada.

“I try not to force myself into finding an Idea to write a song, I try to stay open”, Shawn Explains, “If I schedule a time to sit down and write a song, it won’t happen. I have to feel it, see it and hear it in my head before I write anything down.”

Currently, Shawn is in the making of his second album, which is quite a step up from his first. His vocals are stronger, his writing is more mature and his performance skills are truly professional. Keep an eye and ear out for this young artist in the future, his charisma dedication and talent are sure to take him far in the music industry.