Shirley Lynn is a North Queensland singer songwriter sharing songs written about her North Queensland home and much more. She tells stories, explores perspectives and shares thoughts and feelings with meaning, keen observation and introspective views. Over the years Shirley has gigged in and around Cairns and the Tablelands at festivals, venues and events. Shirley has been supported by Regional Arts Development Fund with two grants funding her music initiatives and she has been the recipient of multiple awards for song writing. “Life’s about the Little Things” recorded by Carter and Carter is a song collaboration winning two awards at 2018 Tamworth Songwriters Association Salute Awards – Contemporary Ballad and Country Song of the Year. “My Kind of Paradise” was awarded 2015 Best Song in Max T Barnes Cairns to Nashville Song Competition, 2016 Award at Australian Songwriter’s Conference and 2013 Song of Carnivale. In adult contemporary style, she also draws from a broad repertoire of songs covering various eras and genres self-accompanied on guitar with occasional ukulele and harmonica.
Song lists customised to suit the occasion.
As an example, a selection of songs are already covered by the following artists…
Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Passenger, George Ezra, Bon Ivor, Angus & Julia Stone, Kasey Chambers, The Waifs, Dolly Pardon, Jimmy Buffet, Jason Maratz, Vance Joy, Imelda May, Katie Melua, Cindy Lauper, Lucinda Williams, Tracey Chapman, Marianne Faithful, Fleetwood Mac, Divinyls, Paul Kelly, Cold Play, The Church, INXS, The Beatles, Eagles, Muddy Waters, Old Crow Medicine Show, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Bill Withers, Van Morrison, Steeler's Wheel and more...
Kasey Chambers, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Olivia Newton John, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Kristina Olsen to name just a few.
Highlights for Shirley Lynn:
* Cairns Reef Casino, Opening for Kellie Knight & the Daze
* Opening for Max T Barnes – Atherton International Club
* “Take on Today” – Rebeka Rain & Shirley Lynn
* Songwriters on the Waterfront, The Hilton
* Cairns Esplanade - Regional Council Gigs
* Resonate – The Grand
* Tanks Unplugged with Chris Wighton - Clarketown & Leanne Tennant CD Launch
* “Liberty” CD Launch
* “My Kind of Paradise” recorded
* “Sea Turtle Quest” recorded
* Fitzroy Island Sea Turtle Hospital Opening
* "It's About Time" CD Launch
* Tablelands Folk Festival
* Tamworth Country Music Festival
* Palm Cove Reef Feast
* Yorkeys Festival of the Knob
* Mission Evolve Festival
*2018 - Tamworth Songwriters Association Salute Awards - "Life's About the Little Things" - Contemporary Ballad and Country Song of the Year.
* 2016 - Australian Songwriters Conference Awards - "My Kind of Paradise" "Sea Turtle Quest" "Life's a Great Adventure"
* 2016 – RADF grant to attend Australian Songwriters Conference – Ettalong Beach
* 2015 Best Song–Max T Barnes Cairns to Nashville Song Contest
* 2013 – RADF grant to create video - "My Kind of Paradise"
* 2013 - Song of Carnivale
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