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Shaun Canon / Press

"Shaun Canon was an excellent choice for the kickoff show of the St. George Concert in the Park 2015 Series...he was interactive, engaging, and entertaining. His love for music was apparent in his playing and the work he has done. Although his career has included many recognized achievements—including being a recording artist with Sony, playing at the White House on two occasions, and being a top contestant on American Idol—his real passion of giving back his art was apparent at the concert.

“There's a whole lot to love and not much at all to hate with Shaun Canon's debut album, "Prologue". In it, the young singer-songwriter makes an astounding case to Disney/Pixar as per just why they should hire him on right now and stop wasting their time twiddling their fingers about it. He is a masterful and fun songwriter capable of working with any number of themes, and with an undeniable charm to boot. That's all on full display with "Prologue".”

“Shaun Canon's commitment to sustaining school music programs in urban schools is unparalleled. His dedication to music and connection with kids is evident in his collaboration with others and in his performance. The Live for Music initiative is all about teaching students the value of arts in education, transcending cultural and academic barriers, and the importance of living your passion.”

Dana Altemeyer - Harshman Magnet Middle School

“When (Canon’s) ‘Live for Music’ video came out, it sort of went viral through DCI. I started to do a little bit of research, and stumbled onto the ‘Live for Music’ tour and thought, ‘Wow, this would be a great opportunity to get him to Hanover High School, into our community, and let the students see what it’s all about.' - Paula Pennington”

“People flocked from all over Hanover County to see the students perform alongside the celebrity (Shaun Canon). Seats were packed, tickets sold out, and the performance went off with a bang.”

“Drum Corps International couldn’t be happier to be working with Shaun Canon. He has the ability to reach those involved in the marching music world as well as attract new interest and new people ”

“NAMM's third annual School Jam USA...was hosted by teen pop sensation Greyson Chance and...Shaun Canon. The Diamond Bar Marquis Show Choir joined Canon to open the evening with his latest single, "Live for Music."”

“Greyson Chance has teamed up with the National Association of Musical Merchants (NAMM) and will be co-hosting (and performing) at the third annual SchoolJam USA finals event alongside fellow singer/songwriter Shaun Canon!”

“It was all shouts for Shaun [Canon] last week, when the musician...appeared before the entire student body in the auditorium of the Joseph Case High School...[Canon] presented a $10,000 check to showCASE, the high school's show choir, for winning the Live for Music YouTube contest.”

“While practicing for the performance Shaun [Canon] would share with the people involved the background and meaning of the song to help them convey the true spirit of it. All the different groups performed exceptional and it was a smashing hit as everyone was entertained and pleased with what they saw.”

“Thursday night's Shaun [Canon] concert was a high-energy affair! ..."He really has a good connection with kids," said Taylor Bromante, an 11th grader and member of the chorus. "It's really cool how we're all coming together through his music."”

“At one point, kids were dancing in the aisles. [Canon]'s...style is all his own. "I thought the whole show was fantastic," said Choir Director Paul Nielsen. "I thought it turned out good. It was really fun," said Jessica Shyrock. "The concert and Shaun [Canon] rocks."”

“On Saturday, October 16 an audience of over 200 enjoyed a "Live 4 Music" concert by performing arts students at Grayslake High School. The event showcased the talent of students while raising awareness and funds for music and dance programs in education. "Live 4 Music" is a 30-city tour created and produced by...Shaun [Canon]. The Grayslake High School concert was hosted by Stephanie Castagnier, currently starring on NBC's The Apprentice.”

“Shaun [Canon] along with a group of talented students came together for an important cause. To keep arts programs running in high schools everywhere, a benefit concert was held at our very own Maple Mountain High School. Maple Mountain is the first of many concerts throughout the nation to support his cause, Live for Music. [Canon]'s performance was simply spectacular and filled the entire auditorium. He will continue his tour of high schools for the next eight months; and, hopefully his message will be heard. ”

“What can I say....Bloody Good!!!! Big Bang Theory is one of the best Cds I have heard in a long while, hats off to Shaun who Im sure he will be taking Centre Stage in the Music World before long!”

Martin Smith - Radio Seagull UK

“Comparisons aside, Barrowes' music is shown strong on this solid debut album, which -- while clearly defined -- shows that he has room to grow and evolve while remaining true to his artistic vision.”

“This set covers a lot of pop culture ground, and covers it well, and a lot of it seems a million miles away form AI. He’s sure to take you by surprise no matter from which entry point you are aware of him.”

“Shaun Barrowes is a jazzy, rich-voiced singer of adult contemporary music...Barrowes is able to easily take on an entire song, with little accompaniment. Between love melodies and jazz-flavored numbers, Barrowes is constantly warbling through pleasant melodies, with an unstoppable energy.”

“Like Jamie Cullum, Barrowes' brand of jazzy pop mines the middle ground between Harry Connick, Jr. and classic Billy Joel. Even his smooth vocals has the tone of Joel and the delivery of Connick...Barrowes' Big Bang Theory is a can't-miss proposition!”

“You can hear, he is a mucicien with experience. He takes you with him through his songs. Each song is a surprise!”

Jan Nederveen - Radio 794, The Netherlands

“...the music of Shaun Barrowes caught my ear! Barrowes adds some interesting accents with his piano work without smothering the vocals.”