He was born in South Slocan and originates from Nelson as well as Vancouver. In 2015 he played at Armstrong’s Centennial and wowed the crowds. 1075 Kiss FM was one of the first stations in Canada to play his music and he’s come a long way in the music industry. Shawn Hook is now coming back to the Okanagan to play in Kelowna with special guests Virginia To Vegas on Sunday, April 23rd. Live Nation-Canada says “Shawn Hook displayed his innate talent for music early, beginning at the Royal Conservatory in piano at age four. He would go to bass, guitar, and jazz trombone before expanding further still with studies in vocals and audio engineering. After his schooling, Shawn expanded his songwriting career as a signed composer for ABC studios. His original songs were featured on shows such as “Eli Stone”, “Kyle XY” and “Greek”.
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Shawn’s musical journey has proven that he is an emotive and soulful singer. His music showcases his heartfelt sensibility for writing songs that reveal poignant complexities of heartbreak and relationships. His live performances are equally as impressive, showcasing his remarkable depth and vocal range.
In 2012, Shawn released his official debut album, Cosmonaut And The Girl which featured the songs, “So Close” and “Every Red Light”. His sophomore album, Analog Love was releasedon June 2015 via Universal Music Canada. On the heels of the release, Shawn celebrated “Sound Of Your Heart” a standout track on the record, being certified Platinum in Canada. Momentum for “Sound Of Your Heart” has not slowed down. The track has now accumulated over 17 million streams on Spotify worldwide. It is now Top 40 in the US and has been added at over 100+ US CHR radio stations. The tracked peaked at Canadian radio Top 10 CHR, Top 10 Hot AC, Top 15 AC, and hit Top 10 on the iTunes Canada overall chart. The video has been growing with over 3.1 million views – see the video here.
After much success in Canada, Shawn recently signed a US deal with Hollywood Records (Demi Lovato, Lucy Hale) and has found himself performing on US TV including the Today Show and Live! With Kelly & Michael. A recent synch deal has also landed his track “Sound Of Your Heart” on The Bachelor Season 20 promos and a performance for the Valentine’s Day Special.
Prior to being nominated for 2016 Juno Fan Choice Award, Shawn released his new single, “Relapse”. It is already Top 40 at CHR, Hot AC and AC radio in Canada. The steamy video premiered earlier this month – watch here.
Shawn has written music with A-list producers including Jimmy Harry (Pink, Hedley), Stephen Kozmeniuk (Chris Brown, Drake, Rihanna), Todd Clark (Phillip Phillips, Elle King, Lucy Hale) to name a few. Shawn also cites his Canadian peers, Mike Wise (Lights, Hedley, Allie X) and Nathan Ferraro as co-writers and mentors in helping him find confidence in writing and producing on his own for this album. Shawn can be heard playing the piano on “Sound Of Your Heart” and “Relapse”. He also produced and arranged “In Over My Head (Piano Version)”.
Virginia to Vegas is according to Wikipedia “Virginia to Vegas (born Derik John Baker on January 31, 1990) is an American-born Canadian singer and songwriter. He is based in Toronto. He is best known for his platinum-certified debut single, “We Are Stars“, released through Wax Records in January 2014. His debut studio album, Utopian, was released in December 2016. Born in the United States, he was raised in Guelph, Ontario, where he attended high school at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute (GCVI). Virginia To Vegas is also known for such songs as “Don’t Fight The Music” and “Lights Out” which features a sample of Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me”.
VIRGINIA TO VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017
KELOWNA COMMUNITY THEATRE – KELOWNA, BC
Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM
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