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Born and raised in Vancouver, Shawn Hook displayed his innate talent for music early, beginning at the Royal Conservatory in piano at age four. He would go to bass, guitar, and jazz trombone before expanding further still with studies in vocals and audio engineering. After his schooling, Shawn expanded his songwriting career as a signed composer for ABC studios. His original songs were featured on shows such as “Eli Stone”, “Kyle XY” and “Greek”.
Shawn’s musical journey has proven that he is an emotive and soulful singer. His music showcases his heartfelt sensibility for writing songs that reveal poignant complexities of heartbreak and relationships. His live performances are equally as impressive, showcasing his remarkable depth and vocal range.
After much success in Canada, Shawn recently signed a US deal with Hollywood Records (Demi Lovato, Lucy Hale) and has found himself performing on US TV including the Today Show and Live! With Kelly & Michael. A recent synch deal has also landed his track “Sound Of Your Heart” on The Bachelor Season 20 promos and a performance for the Valentine’s Day Special.
Prior to being nominated for 2016 Juno Fan Choice Award, Shawn released his new single, “Relapse”. It is already Top 40 at CHR, Hot AC and AC radio in Canada.
Shawn has written music with A-list producers including Jimmy Harry (Pink, Hedley), Stephen Kozmeniuk (Chris Brown, Drake, Rihanna), Todd Clark (Phillip Phillips, Elle King, Lucy Hale) to name a few. Shawn also cites his Canadian peers, Mike Wise (Lights, Hedley, Allie X) and Nathan Ferraro as co-writers and mentors in helping him find confidence in writing and producing on his own for this album. Shawn can be heard playing the piano on “Sound Of Your Heart” and “Relapse”. He also produced and arranged “In Over My Head (Piano Version)”.