Recorded Works

discography

D-Tuned

Miss Hope was commissioned to reinterpret a selection of songs by various artists as her own, while pushing the boundaries of her preconceived limitations of ability and available technology, and “D-Tuned” is the result.

1. Green Day – Brain Stew

4. The Black Keys – Little Black Submarines

7. Jay-Z – 99 Problems

Fight A New Day

“Fight A New Day”, the second full-length studio album from Shannon Hope, is essentially about being brave enough to believe in yourself and your truth, and being brave enough to wake up to fight a new day despite what that day might hold.

1. Fight A New Day

2. The Waiting Room

3. Believe

S T I L L

Shannon Hope’s debut solo endeavour, entitled “STILL”, is a mature and remarkably honest 11 track studio album. The album, co-produced with Tim Rankin at his Cape Town studio, was recorded in a mere 5 days, and released on 1 April 2009.

1. Oh Boy

2. Whisper

3. Blue Skies

Photo Gallery

A picture paints a thousand songs

TEDx Talk

the irrationality of believing

Featured Video

Course of Hearts

Press Reviews

What the critics have to say

  • 'Emotive, evocative, and delivered with such honesty that you can't help believing every single word.'
    Chantel Oosthuysen, Channel 24, 2009
  • 'Hope is brave and real, and her outstanding performance took me places I hadn't been in years.'
    Chantel Oosthuysen, Channel 24, 2009
  • 'Powerful, yet delicately moving...'
    Bill Ryan, Daily News, 2009
  • ‘With a sound charged with emotional intensity, Shannon Hope’s performance brought goose bumps to my skin.’
    Isabel Rawlins, Cue Review, 2010
  • 'She has me entranced.'
    Fiona Gordon, Artslink, 2010
  • ‘Her voice is so powerful yet intimate at the same time.’
    Kei-Ella, Artsblog, 2010
  • ‘As she started to sing, I instantly pictured her on a dark stage, lit by a single spotlight in an auditorium filled with thousands of fans.’
    Fiona Gordon, Cue Review, 2010
  • ‘What you see when you look at her is rock ’n roll, but what you hear when she plays is heart and soul.’
    Kgomotso Moncho, Daily News, 2010
  • ‘Shannon Hope manages to command the audience’s attention from the moment she sits behind her piano.’
    Andrea Buchanan, Channel 24, 2010
  • ‘Achingly honest.’
    Andrea Buchanan, Channel 24, 2010
  • ‘Her powerful voice conveys unabashed emotion through skilful dynamics and changes in tone.’
    Andrea Buchanan, Channel 24, 2010
  • ‘Hope’s voice is something to lose yourself in.’
    Bruce Dennill, The Citizen, 2010
  • ‘Shannon is iemand wat ‘n kamer se dak van sy mure af kan wegsing.’
    Angola Badprop, Die Beeld, 2010
  • ‘Dit is onbestrede: Hope is Aardklop 2010 se nuwe stem van die jaar.’
    Angola Badprop, Die Beeld, 2010
  • ‘She will mesmerise you with her poignant performance. She will capture you and enrapture you with her stunning vocal delivery.’
    Malcolm Burger, PeerMusic, 2011
  • 'Heartbreak never looked this good...'
    Tina George, Cape Argus, 2011
  • ‘Shannon Hope’s understated, quirky style complements her energetic playing and rich, powerful voice.’
    Rowan Roux, Cue Review, 2011
  • ‘Instantly likeable, Hope captivates the audience with her accessible melodies and beguiling stage presence.’
    Rowan Roux, Cue Review, 2011
  • ‘Hope, with her intimate lyrics and powerful, passionate delivery, blew audiences away.’
    Latoya Newman, Daily News, 2011
  • ‘Her lyrics are mature and honest, and her voice drips with emotion.’
    Tina George, Cape Argus, 2011
  • ‘A performance to behold.’
    Tina George, Cape Argus, 2011
  • ‘Looking around the theatre, there were a good few misty eyes hanging on every word, spoken or sang.’
    Garth Johnstone, Ridge Magazine, 2011
  • 'The drama, the crescendo of emotional turmoil and her ever-present faith is disarming.'
    Angela Weickl, LMG, 2011
  • ‘She will mesmerise you with her poignant performance. She will capture you and enrapture you with her stunning vocal delivery.’
    Malcolm Burger, PeerMusic, 2011
  • ‘She will mesmerise you with her poignant performance. She will capture you and enrapture you with her stunning vocal delivery.’
    Malcolm Burger, PeerMusic, 2011
  • 'This solo pianist and singer is dramatic, fearless, even ferocious on stage...'
    Therese Owen, The Star, 2012
  • ‘One of the hardest-working independent artists in the country.’
    Bruce Dennill, The Citizen, 2012
  • ‘When she leans into a note, it's easy to picture the front row at a concert having to lean towards her to avoid being flattened by the power of her voice.'
    Bruce Dennill, The Star, 2012
  • ‘By the end of the evening I felt like I had been on a journey to my inner core and all my old wounds felt raw and exposed.’
    Tequila Tart, Blog, 2012
  • ‘Shannon rips open a hole in the Universe and invites you to step inside, through the looking glass.’
    Malcolm Burger, PeerMusic, 2012
  • ‘Her music is, in a word, transcendent.’
    Malcolm Burger, PeerMusic, 2012
  • ‘Shannon Hope was mesmerising and had us all completely, silently spellbound.’
    Malcolm Burger, PeerMusic, 2012
  • ‘She reaches in and connects with your heart, your innermost fears, your wildest fantasies and your guarded core.’
    Malcolm Burger, PeerMusic, 2012
  • ‘Her voice raises goose bumps on my flesh.’
    Angela Weickl, Your LMG, 2012
  • ‘The drama, the crescendo of emotional turmoil and her ever-present faith is disarming.’
    Angela Weickl, Your LMG, 2012
  • ‘Shannon had the audience enraptured; silenced to the point of being stunned.’
    Jemima-Faye, Studio7, September 2012
  • ‘A presence that you miss when it leaves, a craving you can't subdue without having more…’
    Henry Stock, Blog, 2013
  • ‘She doesn’t just play or write music, she lives it.’
    Henry Stock, Blog, 2013
  • ‘Hope is open, honest, and utterly romantic.’
    Chelsea Haith, Cue Review, July 2013
  • ‘Honest, emotional, polished: what more could one ask for?’
    Jeffrey Stretton-Bell, Grocott’s Mail, 2013

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