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"Times Out"

Watch out for a new artist, Shonu. He's a big name on the London circuit. I saw him perform in London last week and he was fabulous.

Gina McKie (Clyde 1) - Evening Times


Set My Spirit Free (2004)
Shonu (2005)
(currently recording album)



Feeling a bit camera shy


Shonu (acoustic guitar & vocals):Shonu first seriously studied guitar with friend and mentor Eric Roche in 1997, finally leaving his job as an international corporate finance attorney in a NY law firm in 2002 and enrolling at music school on Eric's advice. He played the London singer-songwriter circuit as a duo through 2002/3, with a band (including percussionist Sean Quinn) in 2004 and went solo in 2005. Shonu met bassist Les Mommsen through Sean (at an African festival staged at the Royal Festival Hall where the two were performing) in 2005. They formed a three-piece band at the start of 2006.

Sean Quinn (percussion and bvs): was brought up in London of Irish/English origin and studied Design Craft specialising in contemporary jewellery design before deciding to pursue his love of music. Sean has been playing and teaching percussion professionally on the London circuit over the last 10 years and has toured in Asia, Africa and Europe. He has his own percussion outfit playing London clubs and venues

Les Mommsen (acoustic bass): grew up in Zimbabwe and South Africa where he was a well-known professional bass guitarist. He came to London in 2001 to further his musical career in the U.K. and is both a professional sound engineer and bass player. He has toured both Europe and Africa playing bass guitar, has incorporated a unique acoustic finger-picking technique into his various styles and is influenced by diverse genres. He has his own African Jazz/World music ensemble playing festival and London venues.