Shana Halligan Performs A Benefit Concert
Singing to Raise Money for the Children’s Music Fund
[dropcap letter=”O”]n Saturday, June 25, the Children’s Music Fund (CMF) will host a benefit concert headlined by LA-based singer/songwriter/producer and official Spokesperson SHANA HALLIGAN at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, CA supported by special guest Jungle Fire. Shana is a musical artist with not only a sound that haunts you into beautiful submission, but it’s her entire being so full of love and compassion that makes every performance of hers downright alluring. We encourage you to purchase tickets to next weekend’s event in LA. This event is something close to all of our hearts. This is an all-ages event, tickets are on sale now below: [button content=”BUY TICKETS” color=”teal” text=”white” url=”http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090050AF15993781?brand=teragram ” openin=”_self”] [separator type=”thin”]
The evening will support the CMF, whose 14 years of service leads the mission to provide the healing power of music to child patients affected by chronic and life-altering illnesses. As the music spokesperson, Shana Halligan will help raise awareness about music therapy and the natural healing effects it provides for chronically ill children suffering with pain, anxiety and fear. “I’m so excited and honored to be able to lend my support in its efforts to provide music therapy to those unable to afford it. From a young age, music has played an influential role in my life and now as a new mom I am thrilled to have the opportunity to make a difference in children’s lives.” Those attending the concert will be treated to a unique performance from Halligan and her band.
Healing through music therapy has always been founder Dr. Raffi Tachdijan’s mission in helping his patients. Dr. Tachdjian, a musician, allergist and pediatric pain specialist, found CMF in 2002 while he was an intern at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tachdjian found inspiration in one of his teenage patients, who had failed multiple experimental protocols for the treatment of his bone cancer. Knowing the patient was a virtuoso guitar player, Dr. Tachdjian was determined to find an instrument to help his patient focus on something other than his disease. Finding none in the hospital, Dr. Tachdjian set out to raise funds to bring instruments and later music therapy to help his patients sooth. About CMF’s spokesperson, he adds, “It’s amazing that we have Shana Halligan as the spokesperson for CMF. But the most important thing is that she has a heart of gold, and wants to improve the lives of sick kids through music therapy!”
Click here to learn more about the CMF and get involved in the work they are doing.
“The singer is giving us Meghan Trainor all All About That Bass feels – only darker and sexier. And we’re way into it!”
– Perez Hilton, Perezhilton.com (3/24/16)
“Let Shana Halligan shoot to the top of your attention. ‘Something Real’ is a slinky, smooth, electro-pop single reminiscent of AlunaGeorge, Hundred Waters, and Son Lux while still treading the delicate intimacies of someone too reserved to overwhelm you with an intense light show.”
— Nina Corcoran, Nerdist (9/16/15)
“Fifteen cuts in all, the tantalizing ‘Something Real’ combines a pop luster and a seductive plastic nature with pure, primal emotion. Halligan’s singing holds in reserve but connects to some deep feeling. ‘Been Waiting’ suggests real pain; its melodic invention and propulsive beat grab you by the ear, while ‘Take You Home’ with its slow funk and sultry honesty, almost make you think this is a blues album in disguise.”
– John Ephland, DownBeat (November 2015)
“Shana Halligan of Bitter:Sweet is a sultry songstress whose new solo album explores human sensuality through songs of romance, heartache and longing.”
About Children’s Music Fund
CMF is a Los Angeles based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide musical instruments and music therapy to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with chronic conditions and life-altering illnesses, as well as support research on the effects of music therapy. Through its community outreach and hospital programs, CMF serves children with a wide range of chronic and life threatening medical conditions and developmental disabilities, including cancer, hemophilia, cerebral palsy, juvenile arthritis, leukemia, muscular dystrophy, cleft palate, juvenile diabetes, cystic fibrosis and autism.
About SHANA HALLIGAN
During and since her time as the lead singer/songwriter of Bitter:Sweet, Shana Halligan has sold more than 500,000 records and has accumulated over 70 album credits to her name. Other releases from Shana Halligan include her solo debut EP Paper Butterfly and 2012 album Richmond Parade. Additionally, her music has received numerous high-profile synchs and licensing deals in film, TV, ad campaigns and beyond, including Sex and The City, The Devil Wears Prada, Bright Eyes, Focus, Cars 2, “The Blacklist,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Entourage,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Desperate Housewives,” just to name a few. She’s also collaborated with many major acts, including writing and recording with Serj Tankian of System Of A Down and Thievery Corporation (co-writing and performing their biggest hit in recent years “Depth Of My Soul”), and has performed at several celebrated venues across the nation, including the Hollywood Bowl, the Royal Albert Hall (London), the Bowery Ballroom (NYC) and the Hotel Cafe (L.A.). Outside of her own music, Halligan also writes for other artists and is developing a TV project that combines her love for music and passion for cooking.
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