Bury St Edmunds singer-songwriter Shannon Hope has released a self-titled debut EP.
Shannon burst on the music scene in Norwich-based band Glory Glory later joining Bury bands Rats as Big as Dogs and Horse Party as vocalist and drummer.
Shannon said of her solo EP: “They are a selection of songs I have been writing for three years now.
“I just thought it was time to get the recorded and released.
“I went to my friend Ellie, who has her own studio at her home, got drunk, ate cheese and recorded the six songs.
“She understood what I wanted straight away - a basic, understated instrumental recording.
“I have been doing acoustic music since the age of about eleven.
“I started playing in libraries and things like that because I was too young to get into bars and pubs.
“I have played in bands before and it is the polar opposite of playing solo.
“They are so different but I couldn’t say which one I preferred.
“With a band you have the excitement of working with a bunch of creative people and sharing the experience.
“I guess it is more personal playing solo - the EP is certainly raw and very personal.”
Shannon is performing all six songs from her solo EP and some new tracks at a launch event at the Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday March 20.
The EP, released though Bury-based Sturm Und Drang Recordings, was released on Monday on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and through digital stores.
To find out more about Shannon and upcoming gigs visit www.shannonhope.bandcamp.com or follow her on Twitter @shannon_hope1