Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips….literally! The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion ‘cool’ in her home country, and now she is bringing her own brand of music to The Basement on Saturday 28th February 2015.
Joining Shannon, will be Australia’s own favourite Irishman Damien Leith.
In just over 7 years Damien has enjoyed platinum-selling albums and been nominated for multiple awards including ARIAs, MTV Australia Video Music Awards and Helpmann Awards. His ARIA wins include Number 1 Chart Awards for the Albums Where We Land and The Winner’s Journey, Highest Selling Album (The Winner’s Journey), and Highest Selling Single and Number 1 Chart Award for the track, Night of My Life. His music has been chosen to appear in commercials and television shows, with his song, Beautiful, accompanying a global Estee Lauder campaign and Not Just For The Weekend, being the theme song for the television series, Saving Kids – a show that Damien also hosted.
Damien’s latest album, Chapter Seven, has received rave reviews and had him touring extensively throughout Australia and Europe. Chapter Seven was recorded in a studio that Damien built himself, resulting in an honest and poetic collection of beautifully crafted songs that showcase Damien’s vocals and songwriting skills like never before. What’s more, this time Damien took control on the recording and production front too, showcasing his skills as a music producer.
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