• Fragile - Sting1:33

  • Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper1:10

Vocalist, performance artist, music, singing & sounding teacher, Shannon Shade, has recently returned from Costa Rica, where for several months, she helped to build a music program for the children and adults. Thanks to volunteers and generous sponsors, enough money was raised to purchase an electric guitar, bass, drums, amps  and other gear to complete the project.  As well as teaching hundreds of music camps, classes and rock clubs for kids, she also teaches singing lessons for all ages. The idea of  Explore your Roar, Creative Group Vocal Classes for Adults, was born in Costa Rica, and she is excited to continue on teaching this class. Shannon has jammed with the likes of Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses). She has shared the stage with members of Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Dio, and more.

As a vocal major, Shannon received a Jazz Diploma at Malaspina University College (Nanaimo, BC) in Jazz Studies. During her time at Malaspina she performed and soloed frequently with the Malaspina Choir, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and several first-rate jazz combos. Shannon has also expanded her experience through performing in several roles in TV/film, gospel choirs and musical theatre productions including Titanic, The New Musical, Dracula...The Musical?, and The Rocky Horror Show. As well, she was one of the top 20 finalists in the David Foster Star search 2007.    

After completing her musical education, Shannon fronted many different bands with styles ranging from jazz to rock and soon she began to write her own music. This led to an opportunity to study songwriting in Tennessee (USA) for three months with industry leaders and to work as a session singer in both Nashville and Memphis. One of the highlights of this trip was the chance to perform on Beale Street and witness the sensational gospel and electrifying blues music. It was at this point she realized without a doubt that her own musical niche was jazz, blues, rock and soul.      

Shannon won an online singing contest that landed her a role in the Las Vegas musical production called The Cowboy Cabaret. Since then she has performed throughout Canada and internationally in places such as the Middle East. She currently lives in both Las Vegas, NV and Calgary, AB where she fronts bands and entertains regularly.  She can be found spontaneously showing up at any given event to do surprise performances through her business Calgary Singing Telegrams and Practical Jokes.



Pop /Rock /R n B




Song list


​​​All About That Bass - Megan Trainer
Back to Life - Soul to Soul

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Bang Bang – Nikki Minaj
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
Born This Way - Lady Gaga

Bring Me To Life - Evanescence
Can’t Get You Outta My Head - Kylie Minogue
Celebrate - Kylie Minogue
Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Dark Horse - Katy Perry

Dear Future Husband - Meghan Trainor

Diamond - Rihanna
Don’t Speak - No Doubt
ET - Katy Perry
Family Affair - Mary J. Blige

Forget You - Cee Lo Green

Fragile - Sting

Free Falling - Tom Petty 
Frozen - Demi Lavato
Get this Party Started – Pink
Give Me Just a Little More Time - Kylie Minogue
Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman

Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke
Hella Good - No Doubt
Hot and Cold - Katy Perry
I Hate This Part - Pussy Cat Dolls
I Love It - Icona Pop
I’m outta Love - Anastacia
Imagine Dragons - Radio Active
Just Give Me A Reason - Pink & Nate Ruess-due
Just Like A Pill - Pink

Killing Me Softly - Fugees
Kiss - Prince
Like A Prayer - Madonna 
Lips Are Moving - Meghan Trainer

Marry You - Bruno Mars

Mercy - Duffy
Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight & the Pips

Miss Independent - Kelly Clarkson 
Monster - Rihanna
My Imagination - Gladys Knight & the Pips
New York – Jay Z/Alicia Keys
Not That Kind - Anastacia
Nothing Compares To You - Prince / Sinead O'connor
On The Floor - J Lo
Only Girl in the World - Rihanna

Pack Up - Eliza Dolittle

Perfect - Pink
Please Don’t Stop The Music - Rihanna

Pocket Full Of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Pump Up the Jam - Technotronic feat. Felly
Raise Your Glass - Pink

Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Respect - Aretha Franklin

Right to be Wrong - Joss Stone

Roar - Katy Perry
Rolling in the Deep - Adele

Royals - Lorde

Rumour Has It - Adele
Set Them Free - Sting
Seven Day Fool - Jully Black

Skake It Out - Florence and the Machine
Shaky Ground - The Temptations

Smooth Operator - Sade
Sober - Pink
Stay High - Tove Lo
Stay - Rhianna / Mikky Ekko

Staying Alive - The Beegees
Steamy Windows - Tina Turner
Stompa - Serena Ryder

Sweet Child Of Mine - GN'R

Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
Tell Me Bout It - Joss Stone
Think - Aretha Franklin
This Girl Is On Fire - Alicia Keys

​Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper 

True Colors - Cyndi Lauper

Unconditional - Katie Perry

Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield

Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Walking In The Rain - Samira
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves

We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sis/Biff Naked

White Flag - Dido

Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
Would I Lie To You - Eurhythmics
Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
You Outta Know - Alanis Morissette
Zombie - The Cranberries




  • Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight4:42

  • Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses1:35

 A Little Bit Stronger - Sara Evans
All Jacked up - Gretchen Wilson
All the Women I Am - Reba McEntire 
Any Man of Mine - Shania Twain
Blown Away - Carrie Underwood
Born to Fly - Sara Evans
Bye-Bye - Jo Dee Messina
Country Strong - Gwyneth Paltrow
Cowboy Cassanova - Carrie Underwood
Crazy About A Mercury - Alan Jackson-
Now Would Be The Time -Trick Pony
Crazy - Patsy Cline                                                  
Down At The Twist & Shout  -  Mary Chapin Carpenter       
Down On The Corner - CCR                                   
Dumb Blonde - Dolly Parton
Every Little Thing - Carlene Cartar                                    Follow Your Arrow - Kacey Musgraves
Girls Lie Too - Terri Clark 
Good Girl - Carrie Underwood
Gunpowder & Lead - Miranda Lambert
Gunpowder and Lead - Miranda Lambert
Guys Do It All the Time - Mindy McCready
Harper Valley PTA - Jeannie C. Riley
Heads Carolina Tails California - Jo Dee Messina                       Hell on Heals - Pistol Annies
Here for the party - Gretchen Wilson
Highway 40 Blues - Ricky Scaggs

Mercury Blues - Alan Jackson
I Feel Lucky - Mary Chapin Carpenter                                      
I Know Where I'm Going - The Judds
I'm a Survivor - Reba McEntire
Jezebel - Chely Wright                                                
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Just Because I'm a Woman - Dolly Parton
Long Time Gone - Dixie Chicks
Man! I Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain
Nobody Ever Told You - Carrie Underwood
One Way Ticket Because I Can - LeAnn Rimes
Passionate Kisses - Mary Chapin Carpenter
He Thinks He'll Keep Her - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Before He Kissed Me - Lisa Brokop
Picture to Burn - Taylor Swift
Platinum - Miranda Lambert
Pontoon - Little Big Town
Ready to Run - Dixie Chicks
Red High Heels - Kellie Pickler
Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson
Somebody's Hero - Jamie O'Neal
Somethin' Bad - Miranda Lambert 
Swinging - Leanne Rhymes                                    
That Girl - Jennifer Nettles
That’s What I Like About You  - Trisha Yearwood                   
The Pill - Loretta Lynn  
This One's For the Girls - Martina McBride
Tough - Kellie Pickler                                       
Walking After Midnight - Patsy Cline
Wasting All These Tears - Cassadee Pope
When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues - Martina McBride
Who I Am - Jessica Andrews
Why Haven’t I Heard From You - Reba McEntire
Wild One - Faith Hill
Worken nine to five - Dolly Parton
XXXs and OOOs An American Girl - Trisha Yearwood

Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain't Nobody's Business
All Alone
All By Myself
All of Me
All That Jazz 
Anything Goes
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Baby Face
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
Black Coffee
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Body and Soul
Born to Be Blue
Bye Bye Blackbird
​Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Can't We Be Friends
Cheek to Cheek
Close Enough for Love
Come Rain or Come Shine
Crazy He Calls Me
Cry Me a River
Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend 
Danny Boy
Days of Wine and Roses
Dearly Beloved
Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
​Don't Explain
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
Easy Living
Embraceable You
Every Day I Have the Blues
Feeling Good
Fine and Mellow
Fine Romance
Fool That I Am
Georgia on My Mind
Girl from Ipanema
Glory of Love
God Bless the Child
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Heart and Soul
Heat Wave
Hello, Dolly
!Hey Big Spender 
How Deep Is the Ocean
How High the Moon
I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
I Got Rhythm
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
I'm in the Mood for Love
I Only Have Eyes for You
I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So
In a Sentimental Mood
In the Mood
It Don't Mean a Thing
It's Only a Paper Moon
I've Got You Under My Skin
Just a Gigolo 
Kansas City
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
Let's Dance
Lonesome Road
Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)
Lullaby of Birdland
Mack the Knife
Makin 'Whoopee  
Mas Que Nada 
Moon River
Motherless Child 
My Funny Valentine 
​New York New York 
Night and Day
On Green Dolphin Street
Over the Rainbow
Route 66
Since I Fell for You
Slow Boat to China
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Someone to Watch Over Me
Sometimes I feel Like a Motherless Child
Speak Low
Stompin' at the Savoy
Stormy Weather
Strange Fruit
Sunday Kind of Love
There Is No Greater Love 
They Can't Take That Away from Me
The Lady Is a Tramp
The Look of Love
The Man I Love
The Shadow of Your Smile
There Will Never Be Another You
What a Little Moonlight Can Do
What A Wonderful World
When I Fall in Love
When You Wish Upon a Star
​When You're Smiling
When The Saints Go Marching In
Willow Weep for Me
You Make Me Feel So Young
You Stepped Out of a Dream
​You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You

  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow1:20

  • Fever - Peggy Lee1:20

  • Black Coffee - Sarah Vaughan2:25

  • Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen3:41