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Shannon O’Shea Innovative founding manager of the Grammy nominated GARBAGE and , Shannon O’Shea is also one of the world’s first producer managers, whose groundbreaking clients have included Sean Beavan (NIN, MARILYN MANSON, NO DOUBT, SLAYER, CHURCHILL…), Butch Vig (NIRVANA, SMASHING PUMPKINS, GREEN DAY…), John Fryer, (COCTEAU TWINS, STABBING WESTWARD, THIS MORTAL COIL, NIN…), Danny Saber (U2, ROLLING STONES, BLACK GRAPE, DAVID BOWIE…), John X (PINK, U2, ROLLING STONES…), Jack Dangers (MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO), Stephen Lironi (HANSON, ALTERED IMAGES), Marc Waterman (ELASTICA), Tony Visconti (DAVID BOWIE) and the late Jimmy Miller (ROLLING STONES ’68-’72, STEVE WINWOOD, PRIMAL SCREAM…), to name a few.
O’Shea founded SOS Management in London in the late 80’s and became known as an enthusiastic advocate for artist’s rights. She was a member of the influential inaugural steering committee of the Intl. Manager’s Forum (UK) and was the only manager to be invited to participate on the producers-only Record Producer’s Guild (US) steering committee.
Influenced and mentored by luminaries such as Peter Grant (Led Zeppelin), Ed Bicknell (Dire Straits) and Paul McGuinness (U2), she became a lively panelist/speaker on the international field, appearing for South By Southwest, In The City (UK), Intl. Manager’s Forum, the Producer’s Guild (UK & US), San Diego Music Thing, USC etc., has made many radio appearances and was featured in VH1’s “Behind The Music – Garbage”.
Instrumental in creating GARBAGE, she moved SOS Management HQ to Los Angeles in ’95 to accommodate a worldwide strategy after breaking them in the UK.
In 2005, O’Shea joined forces with long-time superstar producer/mixer multi-instrumental client, Sean Beavan, to launch 8mm with his multi-talented wife, Juliette. One of the first artists to embrace DIY, 8mm became championed by luminaries such as Nic Harcourt, Geoff Boucher, Kevin Bronson, Jason Pettigrew and Antiquiet. One of the most licensed bands in the industry (“Underworld: Awakening”, “Dirty Little Liars”, “Mistresses”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Nip Tuck”, “Nikita”, “One Tree Hill”, “Shark”, “Cold Case”, “Moonlight”, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” etc.), their powerful live performances and intriguing videos have earned them a hardcore following.
8mm’s current critically acclaimed album, “Between The Devil & Two Black Hearts”, has been described as Led Zepplin meets Massive Attack and Fleetwood Mac at a rave with June and Johnny Cash. The massive critical acclaim helped facilitate their debut national tour, together with a Kickstarter campaign, that attracted diverse support from a creative sector, ranging from Marilyn Manson to actress Jill Hennessy to acclaimed author and poet, Margaret Atwood.
Frontwoman Juliette Beavan’s flair for acting has landed two of her first films in 2014 film festivals, and she has been tapped to host her own talk show, “Drive Time”.
O’Shea maintains a credible and selective quality over quantity roster, which includes 8mm and producer / mixers / remixers / composers, Sean Beavan, John Fryer, and Ben Rosen (MARILYN MANSON, GRINSPOON, 8mm); and actor/director/producer Juliette Beavan.