SHANE HENNESSY ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT
VIRTUOSO GUITARIST, COMPOSER, & SONGWRITER
Irish virtuoso guitarist Shane Hennessy has established himself as one of the leading guitarists on the world stage, known widely for his fingerstyle, flatpicking, and percussive guitar-playing approaches.
His energetic live performances and his cinematically-vivid compositions tie in influences from Bach to Beyoncé – and everything in between! With a unique style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band – covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead lines – Shane builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own.
Shane has sold out a solo concert in the National Concert Hall in Dublin, released two highly-praised albums, Zephyrus (2015), and Marrakech (2017), has worked with Bill Whelan (composer of Riverdance) and has done extensive international touring across Europe, The United States, and Russia, including a performance at the prestigious MerleFest. Shane is currently preparing his third album, for release in March 2020.
Live at The Station Inn
A sample of what Shane's live show is like, filmed at The Station Inn, Nashville, TN, Sept 2019
Shane Hennessy & Tommy Emmanuel
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, 27th July 2016
"Sanitarium Shuffle" (Tommy Emmanuel)
Style: Chet Atkins-style Fingerpicking
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Filmed live in Moscow, Russia, 14th May 2019
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"Let's Dance" (David Bowie)
Filmed live in Whelan's, Wexford St., Dublin City, January 2018
via Dublin Bowie Festival
(Bill Whelan, arr. Shane Hennessy)
Filmed in Carlow, Ireland
HI-RES PRESS PHOTOS
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Album Photoshoots to date. Photographer: Meabh Fitzpatrick (mfphoto.ie)
Music City Irish Fest, Nashville TN, March 2018. Photographer: Sean Fisher (fisherai.com)
Nashville TN, July 2018. Photographer: Sean Fisher (fisherai.com)
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SOCIAL MEDIA & MUSIC LINKS
UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS
Interview by Steve Krenz, filmed live in Gruhn Guitars, Nashville TN, on March 19th 2019.
- Arranging for guitar
- Composing & Technique
- Irish Music
- Shane's Musical Background