Vini Poncia, and producer Donovan Knowles, who has worked with acts such as Destiny’s Child, Matchbox 20, and Janet Jackson, is just a small list of established professionals that have either contributed music, promoted, or stamped there “seal of approval” on Shawn Elliot. One of his most recent collaborations was with Eddie Cornileus, an R&B Hall of Fame inductee part of the 70’s Motown super group Cornileus Brothers & Sister Rose. With mega hits like “Treat Her Like A Lady” and “Too Late to Turn Back Now” the group had massive success, with the top 5 hits receiving five and six millions spins to date respectively. Eddie Cornileus approached Shawn to produce a hip-hop remix of “Treat Her Like A Lady” citing its’ recent appearance in the movie “Anchorman” had renewed an interest in the song.
Shawn produced, performed on, engineered, and even had Eddie re-record his vocals for the remix, creating something quite rare, a remix in which the actual artist re-records their vocals for the song. Shawn also appeared as a guest artist on Eddie Cornileus’ new comeback album, slated for release later this year. Another guest appearance has placed Shawn on an R&B remix of the song “All Out of Love” by dance artist Sherese, which recently hit 1 on a radio station in Connecticut. Currently, Shawn is working with Rick Finch, a Grammy award-winning producer for KC & the Sunshine band.
Five of Shawn Elliot’s songs can be heard in a movie named “Big Shoes” that will be in the Sundance Film Festival. Shawn Elliot’s music is also being used for an upcoming television show in HD based on the widely popular Stare Magazine. The show is slated to premier in October and will reach over 4 million homes. He is also working extensively with Tommy Dalton, an established rock artist who has worked with John Hampson from the band NINEDAYS, Atlantic recording artist Lucy Woodward, and a slew of others.
Together they are producing a rock/hip-hop album, seeing the potential for this collaboration to create music that could potentially reach and unite the two largest genres of music. Currently, Shawn is working on an exciting project involving the Boys & Girls Club of America. He is writing, producing and recording the first ever Boys & Girls Club album with is to feature the talented young member of the Dr. Reitman Boys & Girls Club.
It is a mix of Hip-Hop, R&B, and spoken word that showcases the incredible talent of these artists. The CD, which is entitled "True Life : Through Our Eyes" is scheduled to be a national release. With the full backing of the Board Directors, Shawn is aggressively moving forward in setting up a foundation/scholarship in which the proceeds of the album will be placed and given to the members as money for their future education. As well as working day and night to create new music for eagerly awaiting fans, Shawn works equally as hard performing in South Florida, often touring with Tommy Dalton in which they perform songs from their upcoming album.
With an exciting 45-minute set that includes a live band and guest artists, Shawn has quickly become a much sought after act. Along with local clubs, Shawn has performed at several festivals and larger venues including the Hollywood Band Shell and most notably being part of the opening act for The Backstreet Boys at Sound Advice Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. With the talent and knowledge to produce, engineer and perform, as well as the ability to create music that people from every culture and every genre can appreciate, Shawn Elliot is the perfect all inclusive artist, eager to share his talent with the world. Read more on Last.fm.
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