Helen Shanahan is a 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 graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) majoring in voice.
Helen has released 3 EP's: Girl In Love (2009), Driftwood (2012) and Finding Gold (2015). Helen has provided strong support to Passenger, Matt Corby, The Paper Kites and more recently Ian Moss. In 2014 she joined Clare Bowditch on stage for a duet as part of her ‘Winter Secrets’ Tour, and in the same year was nominated for ‘Best Folk Act’ in the West Australian Music Industry Awards.
She won the songwriting award in the national competition ‘Telstra Road to Discovery’ in the 2013/14 year bracket, and has since been signed to Mushroom Music Publishing.
In 2017, Helen released her debut album 'Every Little Sting', produced in Nashville by Brad Jones (Missy Higgins, Bob Evans). Her song 'I Only Hide' taken from the aformentioned album, won the award for 'Best Folk Song' in the WAM awards.
2018 saw the release of single 'Avalanche', while 2019 inspired her 'apocalyptic pop' single 'Unborn'.
Her music can be found on iTunes and through MGM.