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Shannon Venasse releases debut CD ‘The Lion Share’

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Shannon Venasse’s debut CD called 'The Lion's Share' has been released! It's a 10 track rock/pop/folk album. It will be available for sale directly through Venasse OR using the website below.

Halifax based Shannon is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who was born in Pembroke Ontario. As far back as Shannon can remember she's always had a passion for music of all kinds. Although she didn't start playing the guitar until she was 23, once she learned she never looked back. Lessons soon followed from various guitar teachers and in the process of learning to play cover songs Shannon discovered her voice. Over the years Shannon has been complimented by many people about her unique and passionate singing voice. Cover tunes became a staple as Shannon started playing at open mic nights in downtown Toronto. Later Shannon got invited to have a small part in a play called "3 women" at the Hamilton Fringe Festival. It was then that she discovered how enjoyable it is to play live for an audience, no matter how nerve racking it can feel. Like all artistic people Shannon eventually wanted to let out her creativity by writing her own songs and playing them live. Her first few attempts were quite compelling for having zero experience with song writing. It wasn't until Shannon quit her job at the time and embarked on a road trip across Canada and the United States that some very radio friendly songs started to surface. Upon her return Shannon continued to write until she had a library of over 25 songs. It was then she decided to start recording with her guitar teacher. Shannon later met Kenny MacLean the former keyboardist/bassist from the popular 80's band PLATINUM BLONDE. He heard her demo and said he was impressed with her catchy yet deep songs and also with her strong singing voice. Kenny recorded 2 songs for Shannon from his home studio to give the then rookie musician an idea of his style. Kenny is a very talented pop producer. Shannon is currently working with Ashton Price from Morph Productions on her debut album titled 'The Lion's Share'. Music is Shannon's life and true love. The goal for her music career remains driven yet Live gigs at local pubs, bars, fundraisers and gay/lesbian events and start getting some much deserved attention. "You may share the labours of the great, but you will not share the spoil." Aesop's Fable The Lion's Share.

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