Author Archives: Shannon Hope

Blog: What Do I Wanna Be When I Grow Up

What do I wanna be when I grow up? Everything. I’ve wanted to be a lot of things in my life. Most people assume that the only thing I’ve ever wanted to be was a musician, but that’s not true. Music is just who I am without trying. I wanted to be a pilot when […]

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Live Review: Samantha Daly

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Live Review by Samantha Daly, Khuluma. (Review of “Hope”, a music and dance collaboration between Shannon Hope and the Flatfoot Dance Company) “Bearing Witness to Love and Hope” In the interest of full disclosure I have to confess I am a Lliane Loots fan, and have been since I (very naively) walked into my first contemporary dance lecture […]

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Live Review: Tammy Ballantyne

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Live Review by Tammy Ballantyne, Khuluma. (Review of “Hope”, a music and dance collaboration between Shannon Hope and the Flatfoot Dance Company) “HOPE – Loots’ Love Song To Her Dancers” A grand piano slouches quietly downstage, lit by a solitary spotlight, as we enter the auditorium of the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Heavy rain spatters down onto cobblestones and […]

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Rap Jumping

Pretending to be a superhero is one of my favourite favourite things to do! I was in Johannesburg for an event recently, just at the right time to visit the Pure Rush team for a rap jump off the Anstey’s Building. I used to rap jump a lot about 12 years ago, and finally got […]

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Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2014

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“What is the true measure of success? Is it accolades, fame and riches? Durban-based pianist and vocal artist Shannon Hope believes it is not.”  Each year, the Mail & Guardian release a special edition acknowledging 200 young South Africans, aged 35 and under, who contribute to the diversity and upliftment of our beautiful country with […]

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Interview: Tonight (IOL)

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“Acoustic Intimacy Brings New Hope” by Therese Owen. The ever-inventive Shannon Hope has embarked on a new and challenging project. Called Shannon Hope – The Bedroom Sessions, she films herself while performing on the piano in her bedroom and then posts the footage on YouTube. “I literally record in my tiniest dungeon of a bedroom,” […]

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THE BEDROOM SESSIONS: FALL FOR YOU

Another original video in [ the bedroom sessions ] YouTube series is “Fall For You”, comin’ at ya live from the corner of my bedroom. This song has grown quite a bit over the last year, so I thought it was time for an updated version. Can’t wait to hear this track with a full […]

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THE BEDROOM SESSIONS: COURSE OF HEARTS

The latest video in [ the bedroom sessions ] YouTube series is “Course Of Hearts”. It’s a new piano duet song I’ve been working on, and I thought I’d put together a demo version video, comin’ at ya from the corner of my bedroom. The audio was recorded using GarageBand for iPad, and I added […]

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Shannon Hope : Electronic Press Kit

“As she started to play, I instantly pictured her on a dark stage, lit by a single spotlight in an auditorium filled with thousands of fans…” Fiona Gordon, Cue, National Arts Festival Review, June 2010. Award-winning Pianist and Vocal Artist, Shannon Hope, has been tugging on South African heart strings since the release of her debut […]

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Shannon Hope : The Irrationality Of Believing

Award-winning pianist and vocal artist Shannon Hope has performed on some of South Africa’s premier music platforms, alongside some of the country’s most revered artists, and built a reputation as one of the hardest-touring self-managed artists on the national circuit. With two full-length album releases and various national and international radio play listings to her […]

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