Shannon Hunter is an Australian-based musician and multi-instrumentalist who has an inspiring and creative way of getting to the heart of his audience. His love for intense original compositions with a blend of Folk, Rock, Blues, and Australian Classics, exposes a truly vivid artist whose inspirational live music has the power to provoke a profound response from his audience. Shannon Hunter, originally from Country Victoria, is on a journey to become a national artist and is deeply motivated to create the finest music he possibly can. He is inspired by the indigenous Australian culture and uses some of his music to express some of the country's political issues. He occasionally incorporates some well known political songs into his music but puts his own spin on them to keep his fans emotionally and imaginatively engaged.
Shannon is atmospheric, melodic, and hypnotic, and he uses the acoustic guitar, Didgeridoo, foot percussion, and harmonica to lift the audience on an intensely personal journey. His passion for meeting people to share and connect with in his music has earned him nationwide recognition. Shannon has had the opportunity to play Didgeridoo in the song "Solid Rock" at a music festival with Shane Howard, frontman for Goanna, who’s works have granted him full recognition as an artistic heritage of Australia. He has also opened for James Reyne of the band Australian Crawl at a Toyota conference and hopes to entertain larger audiences. He primarily performs at pubs, clubs, private parties, and weddings, where he packs the dance floor, leaving sweaty, happy people in his wake.
In his spare time and on the road Shannon can be found camping, swimming in crystal clear swimming holes, experiencing new cultures, and cooking for family and friends when he is not performing or recording. Shannon values the rawness of nature, life, and happiness, and uses music to spread those values worldwide. Expect him to be one of the most influential next-wave musical artists in the coming years.