This Regal Heart
Shauna is “perhaps something of an unusual combination in the music business – a grief support worker and educator who found music as a method for creative release, but turned it into an upstart and promising career” (Nanaimo Daily News, August 2015). The passion Shauna has for her work translates into her album - This Regal Heart (June 2016) - with themes about the strength of the human heart, resilience of the human spirit and reaching into the rough and beautiful places that are a catalyst for transformation and love.
This Regal Heart follows from Shauna’s self-recorded demo EP released in November 2014, in which her song Redwood was nominated Song of the Year at the 2015 Island Music Awards. This song and others are now offered with full studio production, produced and mixed by her and Jillian Wedel at Victoria’s yourSOUNDSCAPE Studio, and mastered by Craig Waddell at Gotham City Studios, Vancouver (Sarah McLachlin, Heart, Delerium).
"lyrical, soulful, warm"...
I first heard your music at Victoria Folk Music evening, when you performed Light and Stardust. I have been listening to this amazing song over and over since that night. My work is in healing, through Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, and moon/solstice ceremony.
Your song is a perfect fit as another means of raising vibration. I would like to discuss how the song and your name could be represented at my events, allowing others to hear and sing these words." Gayle Jonson, healing practitioner
"Shauna, the more I listen to your music, the more it brings a sense of peace to me - it brings back memories of the late 60s early 70s when we ( my friends and I) would gather for an evening of singing, dancing freely and good food. There is a wondrous sound to your music that puts these memories into my fore-thoughts. I love the video for Light and Stardust - your bare feet showing how you are grounded and yet the words speak our connections through stardust. Great stuff, please keep this up. Thank you." Bud, music lover
"Delightfully soothing - a calming voice for troubled times" Charli Jaenta, activist
"Stunning and memorable. A unique voice that combines folk with soul, and dances between notes and cadences with ease and unpredictability" Ashli Akins, violinist
"Her song lyrics and melodies transport you to new places, experiences and feelings leaving heartfelt memories that simmer in one's mind and soul.
When Shauna performs she lights up a room with her whole being" Brad Hawkes, percussionist
"If you get a chance to hear Shauna sing, she weaves peace!" Oliver Mitchell, musician
"Listening to you sing evoked quite an emotional response in me. Your soulful lyrics, heart warming melodies and beautiful guitar playing reminded me that music really can soothe the soul of anyone and pretty much anything" Darren, music lover
"Wow! Time with you left me breathless. I found myself holding my breath to ensure I captured every nuance in each offering. At the end of each one I breathed a deep sigh of gratitude!" Lillie Lentz, music lover