Shannon Killarney

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Function Work, Teaching & Recording Sessions

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About

Shannon

Shannon has been working as a professional drummer for the last 4 years, performing hundreds of gigs around the UK for a variety of different original bands, covers bands and singer-songwriters. Shannon has worked with blues, jazz, funk, country, reggae, metal, rock, world-music, indie and electronic artists both in the studio and for live shows. Some of his most recent artists include TOVA (a London based rock band, Chaos & Bedlam Management), Jade Helliwell (country singer), Good King Steady (dub reggae/hip-hop/afrobeat), RUFF TRADE (reggae covers band), Mark Anthony Jones (ex-session guitarist for Michael Jackson, The Roots, and D'Angelo), and Akudu (Liverpool-based Jazz Fusion project), to name a few. Shannon also likes to produce original electronic music using Ableton Live. Shannon has organized jam nights at some of Manchester's most popular bars including 'Cane & Grain', 'Cask & Kiln', 'Jam Street Cafe' and '256'.

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Testimonials

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Zephaniah, Son of Cushi
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Shannon is one of the most versatile drummers on the Manchester music scene who always plays straight in the pocket, never misses a beat and is exciting to listen to but never overbearing with unnecessary fills. His great ear for the musical situation combined with an excellent technique always elevates the band to new heights and makes everyone feel good and confident about the rhythm. Having played in various bands with him I can honestly say he’s my favourite drummer for all situations. 10/10.

Rich Smith, Session Saxophone Player
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Encouraging, positive, ridiculously good technique, a great ear for drums across various genres and a great guy in general!

Otis Rimmer, Student

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Original Music

Shannon has worked/currently works with a variety of different originals bands including 'The Ashley Sherlock Band', 'Good King Steady', and 'TOVA', where he has contributed substantially to the songwriting and recording processes. Shannon also composes original electronic music under the name 'Chieftain Rocco' (named after his Dungeons & Dragons character, if you're curious! - RIP)

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Function Bands & Backing Work

Shannon has worked/currently works with a variety of function bands based around the North West including 'Silverstone' (rock/brit-pop), 'RUFF TRADE' (reggae), 'The Overture' (rock/brit-pop), 'The Funk Puppies' (rock/brit-pop/funk), 'The Get-Back Beats' (60s/The Beatles), and 'Co.uK' (80s/90s/pop). Shannon has also backed established artists 'Dennis Bovell' (Dub Reggae Legend and producer for Rhianna and Joss Stone), and Keith Poppin (Jamaican reggae artist).

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Teaching & Workshops

Shannon has taught drum lessons privately to both adults and children, ranging from absolute beginners to advanced players. Shannon has worked alongside renowned percussionist Ian Mellor teaching percussion workshops for The Scouts/Guides, community projects and local church communities.

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