From a young age, vocal power-house WILSN (Melbourne, Australia) drew comparisons to legends such as Aretha Franklin and Etta James. In 2015 she played two shows supporting American soul legend, Charles Bradley, at the iconic Corner Hotel, and released her first single: “Unmeet You”. Ten days, no paid publicity and 15,000 Soundcloud plays later, it had been added to radio rotation on Double J, Triple J Unearthed, ABC 774, with additional air play on Triple J, PBS, and various UK radio stations. It was organically featured on many international blogs including Pigeons and Planes, Hilly Dilly, and The Guardian as well as being played on Apple’s Beats 1 Radio by Ebro Darden (NY)
In the past 6 months she has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Pulse Music Group, played her debut US shows at SXSW and moved to her new home base of Nashville, Tennessee. She is currently at work on her follow up to “Don’t Give It Up”, co-writing with some of Nashville finest, including Grammy winner Matthew Odmark (Jars of Clay).
“Forget neo-soul, this is old soul – the type that never goes out of style. Shannon Busch, aka WILSN, is a recent graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne.
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