SHAWN LIGHTFOOT (Lead Vocal/Lead Guitar)
Shawn’s love and appreciation of music began at a very early age and quickly progressed into a desire to make music. Picking up the guitar at age 15, the musical journey began. In his hometown of Fernie, British Columbia, many days and nights were spent playing guitar and joining up with school buddies in various formations of high school rock bands in the late 1980’s.
In the early 1990’s Shawn moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, where he shifted his love of music into recording and production and become involved in recording demos for up and coming local artists. Spending many hours behind a mixing desk provided new perspective on the musical art, and learning what it takes to be a professional musician. In 1996 after moving to a rural home outside of Calgary, inspiration struck to move in a new direction – country music. Alberta was a hotbed of country music and by the mid 90’s he had formed a country duo with another “Shawn”, the the duo was aptly named “Shawnessy”. The duo was built on vocal harmonies performing harmonized versions of radio hits as well as some original songs. After each “Shawn” decided to pursue their own solo directions, he then went on to perform in Calgary and across Alberta as a solo artist as “Shawn Lightfoot”. It was during this time where things started to take off and he was connected with some of the best musicians in the area playing local country bars as well as high profile events, such as Nashville North at the Calgary Stampede.
Shortly after moving to Vernon in 2010, the energetic “Shawn Lightfoot Band” was formed where the musical journey has come full circle to incorporate his rock days along with country and now even pressing into pop territory.
One constant in all of this…..Shawn loves to sing and is PASSIONATE about pouring his heart and soul into every performance.