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“Brilliant song writing, foot stomping classics, warmth, heart and a whole lot of fun” Sheyana is an award-winning songwriter receiving national and international recognition and airplay. Her voice is captivating. Her rich tones, deep lyrics and authentic storytelling are engaging. An impassioned songstress, guitarist of Celtic, Sri Lankan heritage, Sheyana won the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society Vic/Tas Blues Music Award for Best Emerging Act/Artist of the Year 2018. New single, “˜Soul Sister’ from her award-winning album “Big Love” scored a No.2 spot on the AMRAP Regional Charts and No.1 on “Sounds like Cafe” Playlist in 2018. Big Love album debuted at Number 11 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts “Big love is Sheyana’s 6th album and a very polished offering indeed from the sultry soulful singer from Tasmania. Born in London with a Tasmanian mother and Sri Lankan father, Sheyana’s music brings together multiple influences and has been likened to Tedeschi Trucks Band”. Multi award winning singer, songwriter Sheyana is a resident solo artist on The Spirit of Tasmania. “Between ships” she’s writing songs for her next album and playing gigs across the country; solo, and with her duo and her band. Sheyana has performed as solo support for Diesel, Mojo Juju and Ian Moss, played solo shows at Cygnet Folk Festival 2018, with performances from her duo as support act for The Angels, Renee Geyer and Bill Chambers. The Sheyana Band have performed at Forth Valley Blues Festival, “Skyfields” Concerts 2017-2018, Party in the Paddock 2018-2019, Fruits of the Roots 2019 and have supported Hoodoo Gurus, Neil Finn, Meg Mac, Kevin Borich, Diesel and Gang of Youths. Hailing from Australia’s most southern land, Sheyana delivers an original home-grown array of acoustic riffs, arresting melodies and syncopated rhythms that meld to enhance her honest, warm, soul felt sound. A sound that is as strong and emotive as it is accessible. Sheyana’s big love mantra is conveyed intimately, one on one, as a solo act. Sheyana’s other artist profiles on Island Entertainment Sheyana & Mahlah (Opens in new tab) The Sheyana Band (Opens in new tab)
She was absolutely amazing! We had so many compliments for the choice of music and she was so lovely too. An absolute super star!