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TSF 17: Shannon Saunders – Artist

Shannon Saunders is a music artist who recently signed to Universal Music. 
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I got my job due to..
Posting videos of myself singing other people’s and my own songs on YouTube. I taught myself to play the guitar and started writing songs when I was 14. Living far out in the countryside meant i’d get pretty bored so I had to keep my mind sane by being creative.

My typical day is..
Different every day. One day I could be in my producer Dee’s studio (Narnia) on Portobello Rd and the next I could be meeting a complete stranger and writing songs with them all day. Other day’s could be filled with meetings and then I could be gigging in the evening. I’ve been traveling a lot this summer singing with Drum & Bass artist Wilkinson and doing my own gigs too throughout the Festival season.

What would you want as your epitaph?
Firstly, let me google this…Ah right, okay… One of the things I would like to be said about me is that I had fulfilled everything I set out to accomplish with my best efforts. I’d also like to be known as someone who lived well and loved life because then I would have done just that.

Who or what is your greatest love? 
My greatest love is my 4 year old nephew and cute, small, furry animals. Oh, and songwriting. What is your definition of true happiness? Being alone, hungry and having no sleep.

When did you last lie?
When I answered the question before this one. ;-)

What talent do you yearn for?
To be able to cook… really well. 

If you could be remembered for one thing what would it be?
Hopefully a song that i’d written that has touched someone in some way.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Spending quality time with the people I love, laughing until I cry or get belly cramps and eating delicious food and drinking all the red wine/gin with them.

What is your greatest fear?
Not being able to spend time with people I love.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I am terrible with time keeping. I take after my lovely Mother. Sorry Mum.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
I don’t like rudeness. It’s not difficult to say please and thank you either

Which living person do you most admire?
My Mum. She’s great at everything, Apart from being bad at stuff. She’s rubbish at that. Oh, and my Dad because one day I hope i’m the female version of him but hopefully i’ll sing better and look more like Mum.

What is your greatest extravagance?
I’d have to say my greatest extravagance has to be my addiction to Lucky Little Blighters silver jewellery and keeping up with my white bleached hair, which my poor Mum has to do every 3 weeks.

What is your current state of mind?
I am currently very happy with a lot of things that are a part of my life at the moment. People I am spending time with, new things i’m experiencing, new places i’m discovering and memories that i’m making. Therefore, i’m in a good place.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
I rate them all equally!

Who should feature next as a Three Six Fiver? 
I choose one of the Age Of Luna bunch. 

What should people look out for?
My debut E.P Instar is now available on iTunes and on Vinyl from my website

I’m also featuring on a Wilkinson track which is also now available to download on iTunes called ‘Breathe’.