Shannon Curtis performing at the Hotel Café, Los Angeles. Photo by Paul Franco.
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, musician|
|Labels||Saint Cloud Records|
Shannon Curtis is an American pop singer/songwriter and pianist, known for singing love songs.
Early Life and First Band 
Curtis grew up in Stockton, California, and was raised Baptist. Curtis grew up listening to Contemporary Christian Music, as well as singing along to her dad playing 40s-era standards on the family’s baby grand piano.
Curtis learned to sing in church, and began playing the piano at age four. A piano teacher once told her she played the piano "like a boy." After college, Curtis formed the rock/pop group Paradigm, which became a popular act on the college touring circuit. The band separated in 2006.
Solo career 
After dissolving Paradigm, Curtis turned her attention full time to writing, and in 2007 released her debut solo EP, Boomerangs & Seesaws. Curtis began touring nationally in support of this EP, which was followed by a second EP, Paris Can’t Have You, in March 2008. Both EPs were produced by Curtis's husband, engineer/producer Jamie Hill. Curtis's song "Before the Sun," from Boomerangs & Seesaws, was featured on MTV's hit show "The Hills."
In 2008, Grammy-winning producer Charlie Peacock (Switchfoot, Amy Grant, Sixpence None The Richer) heard Curtis’s track “Boomerangs & Seesaws” on her MySpace page, and contacted Curtis and offered to work on her next recording at his studio in Nashville. To finance the project, Curtis released a limited-edition fan club single of her song "Get Outta Town," the sales of which paid for her travel and recording expenses.
Curtis has done 6 national and 2 regional tours since 2007. She often makes reference to her 2002 Volkswagen Jetta, which she drives when on tour. The Jetta's wheel was used as the picture on the CD single of "Get Outta Town."
Curtis was the winner of the 2007 Winery Music Awards.
Curtis is married to engineer/producer Jamie Hill.
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