Shawn Mayer & GIRL POWER NIGHT ft. Kyndal Inskeep & Clare Cunningham
Thursday, November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SHAWN MAYER is an artist and musician based out of Nashville, TN. Over the past 15 years, she has been sharing her soulful vocals and heart-stirring songs through the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Her voice is reminiscent of some of the greatest female singers, yet is uniquely her own.
Shawn grew up in May City, Iowa – population: 43. As a teenager, she worked on a hog farm and volunteered at the community’s fire department. She worked there until she moved to Nashville, drawing from her tough upbringing to give her the determination needed to make headway in the music business. “If you work hard enough for something that you want, anything’s achievable,” Mayer says.
“Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something,” insists Mayer. “You only get one life, and you have every right to chase after your dreams. Don’t forget to let the music move through you. Feel it and embrace every second.”
Shawn’s current single, “It’s Alright” featuring The McCrary Sisters, is available iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and all digital services.
Dubbed as having a vocal register similar to Adele (GAFFA) and for having a ‘Powerful and killer voice’ from Lizzy Hale (Halestorm) and Phil Campbell (Motörhead), it’s no wonder Clare Cunningham is making waves across the world with her music.
Clare was born in Ireland which gives her that distinctive Celtic tone and she touches a lot of souls with her emotion when she writes about home. Coupled with her gritty raspy voice she’s got a very unique sound that hasn’t been going unnoticed. Especially overseas.
Back in 2013, Clare was headhunted on YouTube by Swedish all-female rock quintet ‘Thundermother’ after putting material up on youtube from her then band ‘Smokin Aces’. The five hard-core rock chicks had major success in the rock charts and landed a signing with ‘Warner Music’ Sweden for their first album ‘Rock n Roll Disaster.’ A signing with ‘Despotz Records’ (Sweden) then followed the release of their second album ‘Road Fever’, gaining support from artists such as ‘Mötorhead, Airbourne, D.A.D, Zakk Wylde, Halestorm, Michael Monroe, In Flames, Opeth, Danko Jones and many more.
Cunningham decided to leave Thundermother in January 2017 to concentrate on her solo career and is now currently residing in the USA.
To date, in the states, Clare has played the ‘Nantucket Project’ (2018) ‘Sundance film Festival’ (2019) and has had a song placement in a Lionsgate movie (Bernie the Dolphin 2) in December 2019. She signed with Symphonic Distribution in January to start releasing her newer material for 2020. She is a finalist in this years ‘ISSA’ awards for ‘US songwriter of the year’ and ‘US vocalist of the year’.
Clare’s latest project has been recorded at iconic RCA studios, on music Row in Nashville. The band on the recording consist of Audley Freed on Guitar (Sheryl Crowe, Dixie Chicks, Black Crowe’s, Joe Perry) Steve Mackey on bass (Garth Brooke’s, Dolly Parton) and Jared Kneele on drums (Lauren Daigle, Kacey Musgraves) The first single off the project Heart Of Mine’ is to be released July 3rd, 2020, and has a special guest Steve Cropper – featured playing on the track.