Sharon Shannon the button accordion player from Co Clare, Ireland has recorded and toured with a who’s who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Steve Earle, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan.
Her work demonstrates a groundbreaking mix of traditional Irish with reggae, country, Native American, bluegrass, cajun, rap, dance, African, French Canadian.
Her career took an massive upward trajectory when in the late 80s she was asked to joined the seminal rock band The Waterboys.
The genre-defying star has had multi-platinum album sales and has had several number one albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. Her album Galway Girl went 4 times platinum in Ireland with the title track winning her the Meteor award two years running for the most downloaded song.
She received an IBAM Award in Chicago in 2015 for her ‘unique contribution to Irish Music’. Other recipients were Darina Allen and actor Liam Neeson. Her music has been featured in several Hollywood movies.
Chaika will be supporting Sharon for her one night only gig in Sydney at the Basement, with her fantastic 4 piece band. Tickets will definitely sell out for this one so get in early! Book here.
Paléo Festival Nyon 2016