Former tenor and Musical Director for the internationally acclaimed group The Ten Tenors. Shannon toured full-time for six years, performing an average of 250 shows per year across five continents.
Recorded a Platinum-selling album 'Here's To The Heroes' at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra, produced by Grammy Award winner & composer of Avatar: The Way of Water, Simon Franglen. Launched the album performing at the Royal Albert Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Academy Award & Golden Globe winner John Barry OBE.
Shannon has recorded with Sting’s guitarist Dominic Miller, American drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, & lyricist Don Black OBE. He has worked with Australia’s Guy Sebastian, Paulini Curuenavuli, John Foreman OAM, Chong Lim AM, James Morrison AM, & renowned producer, Ken Laing AM. He has toured with Marina Prior, the 2013 winner of The Voice, Harrison Craig, Australian country artist Jasmine Rae, and Texan country superstar Granger Smith.
Shannon has a Bachelor of Music from the Australian Guild of Music, and he has completed a Specialist Certificate in History of Western Music from Berklee College of Music. Shannon studied conducting under the tutelage of film composer and conductor Nicholas Dodd, who has orchestrated and conducted all James Bond soundtracks since 1997.
Shannon continues his twelve-year collaboration as Musical Director for Australia’s Got Talent Winner, Mark Vincent, who has recorded nine consecutive albums reaching #1 on the ARIA Classical Crossover charts.