Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2014

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200YSE 2014
“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 [...] Read More


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‘Believe’ is a song that I wrote just after I quit my day job in 2009 to pursue music fulltime, and it’s become an anthem for me in remembering why I started fighting for this crazy dream, and why I have continued to fight for so long. Last year I reworked the song into my [...] Read More

D-Tuned Covers Project

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Artwork D-Tuned
Miss Hope was recently commissioned to reinterpret a selection of songs by various artists as her own, while pushing the boundaries of her preconceived limitations of ability and available technology. D-Tuned is the result. Recorded in 8 tracks or less using GarageBand (iPad), she re-imagined songs by Green Day, The Rolling Stones, Everclear, The Black [...] Read More


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During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces around the world, the aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health. This Movember, Shannon Hope once again shows her support for Mo Bros everywhere who are banding together and cultivating some fine [...] Read More

TEDx Cape Town, “Amazing People, Crazy Places”

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“I did a TEDx talk.” That’s not something I thought I’d ever say. I’m a HUGE fan of the TED concept, and have spent countless hours delving into the crazy cool, inspiring, mind-boggling, universe-expanding collection of talks available on this incredible platform. Never in a million years did I think I’d find myself on the TEDx [...] Read More


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Shannon Hope joins The Durban City Orchestra at the opening of the annual Glenwood Festival on 6 September. The orchestra will perform popular and classical pieces, and showcase a selection of songs by Miss Hope! Venue: Glenwood Prepartory School, Bath Road, Glenwood Time: 6.30pm (Gates open at 4pm) Tickets: R70, available through Quicket Read More

Tango Jazz Quartet, Argentina

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Shannon Hope joins Tango Jazz Quartet from Argentina for a private performance at the Argentinian Ambassador’s residence in Pretoria this month. Straight from the legendary streets of Buenos Aires, the Tango Jazz Quartet will be performing their unique style of musical fusion in Johannesburg and Cape Town in late August, and it with great pleasure [...] Read More

“HOPE”, a dance collaboration

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By invitation from The Playhouse Company for the South African Women’s Arts Festival, Shannon Hope teams up with the Flatfoot Dance Company in August to present “Hope”, choreographed by Lliane Loots, and showcased at The Playhouse Drama Theatre in Durban. Loots’s choreography has won her numerous national awards and international commissions and her inimitable style [...] Read More


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“…why you dream and how you dream and how irrational it is to dream, but how you have to because it’s who you are. Because you must.” Miss Hope caught up with East Coast Radio’s Abi Ray a few weeks back about all things music and London and orchestras and dancers and dreaming… with a [...] Read More

Shannon Hope & The Durban City Orchestra

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After much secret excitement, it has finally been announced! Shannon Hope is collaborating with the Durban City Orchestra over the course of the next few months. “I decided at the start of this year to focus my attention on remembering what this dream really is for me, and this epic collaboration is a HUGE part [...] Read More


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