Shaun Bowman was born in East Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee, on June 29th 1984. Shaun said “Ever since I was born to talk I told people I wanted to sing, and play guitar!” Shaun’s Dad bought him his first guitar a Mexican Made Fender Stratocaster, and Fender Amplifier at age 14. Shaun started writing poetry soon after, and then they became songs. After forming a few band’s as a child Shaun decided it wasn’t working, because others were not as committed, so he decided to go solo. Shaun said “I prayed God would teach me how to play guitar better, and he did.” Shaun Bowman has been playing guitar ever since he got one at age fourteen with no lessons. One big break came for Shaun when he played in the play Million Dollar Quartet as Carl Perkins in 2016. Over the years he has continued to write, and play live shows. This year he is releasing his first professional singles the first being A Walk On The Clouds Produced by Kyle Malone, and Lu Rubino. Stay tuned for that release in October, and hopefully to what is the start of a vibrant music career for Shaun.
Where are you based?
How long have you been making music?
I was 14 years old when my dad great guy bought me my very own mexican made strat by fender.
What genre would you consider your music to be?
I would say I’m more of a rocker. However, inlove me some blues too, and I’m not afraid to try hip hop. I’m not scared of any genre really I’m very blessed. The Beatles taught me that to always be diverse. Listen to their music nothings the same:
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
God, family I started singing when I was a child in plays ect. I just remember from the time I was a little boy I wanted to play guitar, and sing. I finally got one, and I prayed Hod please teach me how to use this thing.
What are your biggest musical influences?
Depends I feel like almost every rock band from the Beatles to Metallica influenced me. I feel like there’s is so many great bands who I love too from Black Keys to Weezer. Love Christian artists too! Casting Crowns, Decypher Down, Piller, Kutless, Newsboys, and so many talented bands.
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
I’m not signed, but I have had conversations. I’ll just leave it at that.
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Finding dedicated band mates. I’d say putting together a band who wants to make music 24/7, and isn’t about partying, or women is hard to come by.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
I have released 4 singles, and have a fifth on the way in March. Me and my producers Kyle Malone, and Lu Rubino have been talking album. I certainly want a album, but a lot goes into it:
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
My latest release is Ticket To Hollywood it’s a anthem for the city. I hope maybe they’ll hear it, and maybe one day it can rock staples. I recall packing up my bags leaving Chatt getting held up in Texas then finally making it to La that’s why we start off leaving San Antonio at the beginning, and my uncle lived there. Love ya Uncle Larry!
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
I have another Christian rock song coming March. I hope it reaches people, and they can identify with the song. I’ll be releasing more in the future, and some more fun Rick songs. I don’t just limit myself to just Christian rock. Nothing wrong with that, but if I wanna sing about love, or have a fun up beat song I want to do it! Thank you for this interview Indie Music Spot, for retweeting Ticket To Hollywood, the follow, and all your support!