Since the writing of "My Kind of Paradise" her first award winning song, Shirley Lynn has been the recipient of multiple awards for song writing. She is also a two time recipient of Regional Arts Development Funding - a Queensland Government and Cairns Regional Council support initiative for local arts and culture.
Her first EP, "It's About Time" was released in December 2012 amidst end of the world "Doomsday" Maya calendar predictions. New Age interpretation however, marks it as the start of a period of positive transformational change for Shirley reflected in her songs of new age positivity and experimental style exploring concepts, ideas, storytelling prowess, love and life lenses for conscious living.
In adult contemporary style, Shirley draws from a broad repertoire of cover and original and songs from various eras and genres self-accompanied on guitar with occasional ukulele and harmonica.
Song lists customised to suit every occasion.
Some artist covers included from… Kasey Chambers, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Passenger, George Ezra, Bon Ivor, Imelda May, Katie Melua, Lucinda Williams, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, The Eagles and more...
Influences include: Kasey Chambers, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Olivia Newton John, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Kristina Olsen to name just a few...
Tanks Songwriter Stage * Cairns Reef Casino, Opening for Kellie Knight & the Daze * Opening for Max T Barnes – Atherton International Club * Cairns Esplanade - Regional Council Gigs * Resonate – The Grand * Tanks Unplugged with Chris Wighton - Clarketown & Leanne Tennant CD Launch * Fitzroy Island Sea Turtle Hospital Opening & Turtles in Trouble * "It's About Time" CD Launch at Songwriters on the Waterfront, The Hilton
Festival Performed at: * Tablelands Folk Festival * Tamworth Country Music Festival * Palm Cove Reef Feast * Rock This Country Blue - Kuranda * Yorkeys Festival of the Knob * Mission Evolve Festival
Awards: *2018 - Tamworth 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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