First stepping into the spotlight as the fierce, Bond-Girl-flavored vocalist for the LA band Bitter:Sweet and a pioneer of the distinct trip-hop sound that is so prevalent today, Shana Halligan’s voice has become synonymous with the sultry stylings of Old Hollywood crooners and the contemporary indie electronic music scene.
Halligan has seen her own share of success, selling more than 500,000 records to date, earning Grammy consideration, building a global fanbase, and securing hundreds of licensing placements for Film & TV. Some examples include Victoria’s Secret, Korbel, HBO promos, Charmed, Orange Is The New Black, Blacklist, Masters of Sex, Being Mary Jane, Nurse Jackie, Dancing With the Stars, NCIS, CSI, Desperate Housewives, Weeds, Nip/Tuck, Entourage, Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife, Castle, Peter Rabbit, The Devil Wears Prada, Big Eyes, Duplicity, and Sex And The City 2.
On stage, she bridges a unique intimacy with her audience, at one moment strikingly vulnerable, the next unabashedly bombastic and seductive—shining with infectious energy and enthusiasm that makes for an unforgettable and dynamic performance.
Throughout Halligan’s extensive career, she has toured and performed globally at notable venues and festivals such as Royal Albert Hall in London, Hollywood Bowl in LA, The Olympian in Paris, Kennedy Center in DC, Bumbershoot, Glastonbury, Chillout, and countless others.
A KCRW darling, daughter to multiple Grammy winner Dick Halligan of Blood Sweat & Tears, a collaborator on multiple projects including Alicia Keys, James Corden, Serj Tankian of System Of A Down, Morgan Page, Nouvelle Vague, with shout-outs from Billie Eilish, and fresh off the heels of her tour with the ongoing music collaborative and band Thievery Corporation, Shana’s newest release showcases an artist fully realized in her craft, elevating the signature style first heard on The Mating Game and taking us to new heights. Halligan is on a mission to bare it all, expressing raw emotion and exploring new musical dimensions.