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Daily Inspiration: Meet Shannon Sionna

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shannon Sionna.

Hi Shannon, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
My name is Shannon Sionna and I am a Pop Soul singer born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I started singing in 2003 and became trained in classical, choral and musical theatre genres of music. Since 2015 I have been releasing original music and producing original music videos. I have just released my latest single “Halfway to 30” – a broadway musical themed love letter to my inner child, and my next single “Tonight!” with the famous Cynthia Lee Fontaine (Ru Paul Drag’s Race Seasons 8 and 9) will be released on April 26, 2022 with a music video releasing at the same time.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I don’t think anyone’s road is completely ‘smooth’. What would life be without the balance of challenges that come along with personal wins? I think my biggest struggle to date is when my music manager committed suicide while we were still in college. The ways he went about it and the way I found out about it has put me on an ongoing journey of healing both personally and in my professional field as an entertainer. But through the help of therapy, family and friends I am finding my way to healing.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am bringing a new vibe to Pop-Soul in Central Texas and beyond. I am a versatile singer, songwriter, thespian and environmental activist who with every performance, strives to create an atmosphere that promotes intimate, unique experiences for each guest in attendance. It doesn’t matter if you are 12 or 65, if you’re listening to my music with your Grandma or if you’re chillin’ with the homies. My music is for any single human being who is currently, will be, or just dealt with some real human life stuff. Jon Batiste said it best at the 2022 Grammy awards, he said – “the creative arts are subjective and they reach people at a point in their lives when they need it most. It’s like a song or an album is made and it almost has a radar to find the person when they need it the most.

Is there any advice you’d like to share with our readers who might just be starting out?
Don’t try to push away or ignore the bad, low, and off days, but don’t wallow in them either. Remember that this career just like life in general is all about the balance of things. Nothing can be good forever, but on the flip side it can’t always bad. Above all else, remember that no one knows you like you, and no ones gonna look out for you more than they’re looking out for themselves. Don’t take offense to it, but the quicker you accept it the faster ego disappointment will fade. We are all on this planet for a purpose, so try your best to not compare yourselves to others, for each purpose is unique and different. One thing I wish I knew when I started out is KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS FOR EVERYTHING BUSINESS. Get everything in writing, and never tell your right hand everything the left hand is doing.

Pricing:

  • Standard Studio Time: $70/hr
  • Standard Music Video: $700
  • Standard Marketing/Advertisement: $1,500
  • Show, Music Video and creative supplies: $3,000

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France Mayari

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