Entering the professional music industry in 1998, Shannon Hope joined Durban-based acoustic folk rock band Caffeine Substitute on keyboards and backing vocals behind lead singer Meghan McRae. Following a 4 track demo EP in 1999 entitled “Celsius”, the band released the full-length studio album “For Medicinal Purposes Only” in 2000.
One of the bands’ singles, “Little Evils”, was featured on the Splashy Fen 25th anniversary double-disc compilation album in 2015, available on iTunes.
Currently on a break from fulltime touring, Shannon Hope is utilising her other talents in digital creative spaces… but there will be another studio album, and some exclusive performances every now and then. It’s not over. It’s just not the same.