Shannon began her career as a lead vocalist in a band produced by Quincy Jones.
She was then mentored by such luminaries as legendary producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt), and hit songwriter
Billy Steinberg (Like a Virgin, True Colors), who called her “the next Madonna”. She spent 3 years under the tutelage of Emmy nominated composer and songwriter Jay Gruska (Beverly Hills 90210, Michael Jackson), and is currently produced by songwriter/keyboardist David Young (Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Billboard Top 10 hit for Stephanie Mills).
Shannon's song “The Better Man” was translated into German (“Schwarz Weiss”) and became the title track for pop star
Christina Sturmer's chart topping album in Germany and Austria. Mark Burnett, producer of The Voice and Survivor,
chose Shannon's song “This Day” to be the theme for his reality show “Wedding Day”. She has sung lead vocals for
commercials such as McDonald's (ba da da da da I'm loving it), Kay Jewelers (every kiss begins with K), the card game Uno,
Almay Cosmetics, etc. She did background vocals for Jon Bon Jovi on a VH1 special, and appeared in a United Way TV commercial with Edgar Winter, Kool Moe Dee and members of Elton John's band. She also won an international songwriting competition called “Record With The Pros”, which led to her recording 6 songs at Capitol Records Studio in Hollywood with 21 time
Grammy winning producer/engineer Al Schmitt (Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, Steely Dan).
Shannon's career as a recording artist has been on hold for over 5 years due to a serious accident that came on the heels of
a life threatening illness. But after the election of November 8, 2016, she felt compelled to do whatever she could to
help raise money and awareness for NextGen America, Everytown For Gun Safety, Indivisible, MoveOn, Equal Means Equal,
The National Bullying Prevention Center, The Human Rights Campaign, and other charities and organizations.
She hopes that her music will inspire people to use whatever resources or talents they possess to help effect change.