Shannon Rebecca Saunders (born July 4, 1994) is an English singer-songwriter. In August 2014 Shannon's signed her label Lovejoy Records to Yup!/ Caroline International with a change in musical direction from acoustic to synth and keyboard dance produced music. Her first tastemaker track"Sheets" was described as relentlessly catchy pop with a house edge.
Shannon Saunders started a YouTube channel in 2009 posting covers of songs by many artists, as well as her own originals. As of April 25, 2015, she has over 61,000 subscribers and over 2.5 million total upload views.
2010: My Camp Rock 2:
As well as performing locally in 2010, Shannon's YouTube channel notoriety meant she was approached to audition for the Disney Channel UK talent contest My Camp Rock 2. She won the competition, and, as a result, her version of the Alan Menken/Glenn Slater song "I See the Light" was featured on the Tangled soundtrack.
Signing and Musical Direction:
Shannon Saunders' YouTube following quickly gained the attention of Kwame Kwaten from ATC Management. Shannon has written with writers/producers such as Dee Adam, Amy Wadge, Wilkinson, and Eg White. Shannon's own independent Lovejoy Records is set to release her debut album in 2015.
Her first single "Heart Of Blue" was released on iTunes on 14 January 2013, following the high demand from her homemade music video, which went viral on the Sunday before, and received over 30,000 views in less than four days. As of August 2014, the song has had over 700,000 views.
Saunders released her second single "Scars" shortly afterwards, on 8 July 2013. She then went on to supporting both Lewis Watson and Lucy Spraggan on their UK tours, releasing her third single, "Atlas", in December.
On August 11, 2014, Saunders released "Sheets" from her upcoming debut album to represent her new pop/dance sound. It received attention from numerous high profile music blogs. The Line Of Best Fit stated "'Sheets' sounds like it could soon soundtrack nights out beyond the world of YouTube."
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