I had an absolute blast checking out Aussie singer Shannon Noll at the Borderline earlier this week. Shannon’s story is an interesting one! He was the runner-up on Australian Idol in 2003 and has since sold a few million copies of his debut album out there. And now he’s launching his UK assault on the charts!
Shannon’s debut album, What Matters The Most, over here in the UK is being released on May 4 – with the lead single, Shine, out on April 27. And if his track record in Australia is anything to go by then he’s going to be big news! In the five years since Idol he’s notched up 10 consecutive top 10 singles (including 5 Number One’s), Not bad for a farmer’s son from Condobolin, Australia!
His voice, in my opinion, is a mixture of Bryan Adams and Michael Bolton (but way younger and cooler). And he’s pretty hot too. Oh, and the album features lyrics co-written with Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora and Bryan Adams himself.
Shannon will be playing a one-off show at the 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 8, and will be hitting the stage in June with a role in the UK arena tour of Jeff Wayne’s The Musical Version of The War Of The Worlds, opposite Jennifer Ellison. He’s definitely one to watch!
Oh, and it wasn’t just me checking out Shannon – actor Will Mellor and Status Quo offspring Rick Parfitt Jnr were there too…..