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Helen Shanahan

Helen Shanahan is a folk singer/songwriter from Perth, Western Australia.

Helen’s songs ride the joys and sorrows of love and life and draw the listener into an articulate and heartfelt world of story, melody and guitar, through her eyes. Helen’s thoughtful observations and introverted reflections of everyday situations are beautifully captured in her music, which can best be described as contemporary folk/pop with a strong acoustic feel. Helen graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) majoring in voice.

Helen released her EP ‘Driftwood’ in 2012 at the Fly By Night Musicians Club in Fremantle. The title track was nominated in 2012 in the ‘love’ category in the Western Australian Music Industry ‘Song of the Year’ competition.

In 2013 she won the songwriting award in the national competition ‘Telstra Road to Discovery’. This competition saw Helen play at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Canadian Music Week, BIGSOUND festival in Brisbane, Queenscliff music festival, iconic New York bar ‘The Bitter End’, and the Americana festival in Nashville.

In 2014 she joined Clare Bowditch on stage for a duet as part of her ‘Winter Secrets’ Tour.  In the same year she was nominated for ‘Best Folk Act’ in the West Australian Music Industry Awards.

Helen was signed to Mushroom Music Publishing in 2015, on the back of releasing her EP ‘Finding Gold’ produced by Melbourne based Pip Norman aka ‘Countbounce’.

Her debut album ‘Every Little Sting’ was released in May 2017, and was produced by Nashville producer Brad Jones (Missy Higgins, Bob Evans).

Helen has provided strong support to Passenger, Matt Corby, The Basement Birds, The Paper Kites, Lewis Watson, Ian Moss, Angie McMahon and Jeff Martin.

In 2018 Helen won the Western Australian Music Industry ‘Song of the Year’ award for her song ‘I Only Hide’. In 2019 she released the single ‘Unborn’ focusing on the sensitive issue of climate change and the effect on future generations.  After spending 2019 performing in the UK, Helen is now residing back in Perth, WA.

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Song List

  1. 10 Days – Missy Higgins
  2. 1000 Years – Christina Perri
  3. 8 Days a Week – The Beatles
  4. A Case of You – Joni Mitchell
  5. Across The Universe – The Beatles
  6. Adore – Amy Shark
  7. Aint No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  8. Amazing – Alex Lloyd
  9. Beautiful – Little Birdy
  10. Best Friend – Queen (‘The Once’ version)
  11. Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
  12. Bird on a Wire- Leonard Cohen
  13. Blackbird – The Beatles
  14. Blood Brothers – Ingrid Michaelson
  15. Blowers Daughter – Damien Rice
  16. Bonfire Heart – James Blunt
  17. Blowing In The Wind – Bob Dylan
  18. Bubbly – Colbie Callait
  19. Buses and Trains – Bachelor Girl
  20. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis
  21. Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
  22. Cannonball – Damien Rice
  23. Case Of You – Joni Mitchell
  24. Crash Into Me – Dave Matthews Band
  25. Crazy Love – Van Morrison
  26. Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
  27. Daniel – Elton John
  28. Daughters – John Mayer
  29. Deciphering Me – Brooke Fraser
  30. Diamonds – Rihanna
  31. Distant Sun – Crowded House
  32. Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
  33. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright – Bob Dylan
  34. Don’t Worry Baby – The Beach Boys
  35. Dream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner
  36. Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
  37. Even When I’m Sleeping – Leonardo’s Bride
  38. Everything – Michael Buble
  39. Everyone’s Waiting – Missy Higgins
  40. Everything Has Changed – Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran
  41. Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
  42. Falling Slowly – from ‘Once’
  43. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  44. Favorite Mistake – Sheryl Crowe
  45. Fields Of Gold – Sting
  46. Fire and the Flood – Vance Joy
  47. Fix You – Coldplay
  48. Follow Through – Gavin De Graw
  49. Four Seasons In One Day – Crowded House
  50. Free Falling – Tom Petty
  51. Ghosts- Laura Marling
  52. Give Me Love – Ed Sheeran
  53. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
  54. Goodbye England (Covered in Snow) – Laura Marling
  55. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
  56. Green Eyes – Coldplay
  57. Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
  58. Hardest Part – Coldplay
  59. Harvest Moon – Neil Young
  60. Head Over Feet – Alanis Morisette
  61. Heartbeats – Jose Gonzales
  62. Hearts on Fire – Passenger
  63. Hello – Adele
  64. Helpless – Neil Young
  65. Hey Jude – The Beatles
  66. Hey Soul Sister – Train
  67. Hide Your Love Away – The Beatles
  68. High and Dry – Radiohead
  69. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  70. How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – James Taylor
  71. I Can See Clearly Now – Bob Marley
  72. I Wont Let You Go – James Morrison
  73. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  74. Into My Arms – Nick Cave
  75. Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
  76. Ironic – Alanis Morisette
  77. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  78. It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
  79. Kids – MGMT
  80. Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
  81. Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran
  82. Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
  83. La Cienga Just Smiled – Ryan Adams
  84. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
  85. Last Day on Earth – Kate Miller Heidke
  86. Last Request – Paolo Nutini
  87. Lay Your Love – Roachford
  88. Lego House – Ed Sheeran
  89. Let Her Go – Passenger
  90. Lifeline- Brooke Fraser
  91. Lighthouse – The Waifs
  92. Linger – The Cranberries
  93. Love Me Tender – Elvis
  94. Love Story – Taylor Swift
  95. Lover – Taylor Swift
  96. Mad World – Gary Jules
  97. Marry Me – Train
  98. Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
  99. Mess Is Mine – Vance Joy
  100. Naïve – The Kooks
  101. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
  102. No one – Alicia Keys
  103. Oasis – Wonderwall
  104. Oh Darling – The Beatles
  105. Old Man – Neil Young
  106. Overkill – Colin Hay
  107. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  108. Perfect Now – Sarah Blasko
  109. Photograph – Ed Sheeran
  110. Pricetag – Jessie J
  111. Put Your Records On – Corrine Bailey Rae
  112. Rich Girl – Hall and Oats
  113. Riptide- Vance Joy
  114. Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac
  115. Rock With You – Michael Jackson
  116. Rocket Man – Elton John
  117. Rolling In The Deep – Adele
  118. Sailboats – Brooke Fraser
  119. Saving Grace – Pete Murray
  120. Say You Love Me – Fleetwood Mac
  121. Scar – Missy Higgins
  122. See You Soon – Coldplay
  123. Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
  124. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
  125. Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  126. Slide – Goo Goo Dolls
  127. Slow Dancing in a Burning Room – John Mayer
  128. Someone Like You – Adele
  129. Something – The Beatles
  130. Something in the Water – Brooke Fraser
  131. Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
  132. Songbird – Bernard Fanning
  133. Sorrento Moon- Tina Arena
  134. Stand By Me – Ben E King
  135. Stay – Lisa Loeb
  136. Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
  137. Stuck In The Middle – Stealers Wheel
  138. Stuff and Nonsense – Split Enz
  139. Sunny Came Home – Shawn Colvin
  140. Sway – Bic Runga
  141. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  142. The A Team – Ed Sheeran
  143. The Captain – Kasey Chambers
  144. The Luckiest – Ben Folds
  145. The Scientist – Coldplay
  146. The Thief –Brooke Fraser
  147. There She Goes – Sixpence None the Richer
  148. This Old Love – Lior
  149. To Love Somebody – The Bee Gees
  150. To Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  151. Top of the World – Dixie Chicks
  152. Twist and Shout – The Beatles
  153. Two of Us – The Beatles
  154. Walking on a Dream –Empire of the Sun
  155. Wedding Song – Tracy Chapman
  156. When We Were Young – Adele
  157. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
  158. Yellow – Coldplay
  159. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones
  160. You Can’t Hurry Love – Dixie Chicks
  161. You Make My Dreams – Hall and Oats
  162. You Were Meant For Me – Jewel
  163. Your Body Is A Wonderland – John Mayer
  164. Your Song – Elton John

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