Best of 2008:
~ 'Around You' blasted into the #7 spot of the FMQB AC Chart in April.
~ Collected Sounds : Best of 2008 ~ the Moon and the Fire circle
~ WCH Radio's Top 50 Songs For 2008 ~ 'Around You'
~ Radio Crystal Blue Top Recording Artists of the Year 2008
~ MySpace Paul's Best of 2008
~ The Promise Live : Best of 2008 ~ the Moon and the Fire circle
~ 'Around You' #1 on Song Vault Pop Radio
"One Word. It starts with an 'A'. Awesome. This CD is absolutely awesome. Eerie at times, ecstatic at others. The lyrics tell a story that twists and turns through the brightest of melodic lights to the darkest lyrical corners, and then, just like that, it compels you back into the light. The musical highlights are cryptic and almost chilling piano pieces. Sometimes when I listen to a project that is so personal and creative for the artist, I feel like an intruder. I turn the volume down and cautiously look at the liner notes. That was not the case with this CD. I felt invited - no - I would say it was more like I was drawn to the music and words. I want that, I want the creativity and inner voices that can twist and turn my own reality and give me freedom to think, create and change. That is what I love about music; that is what I want in music. And that is what the Moon and the Fire circle is about." - Chel, Spinnaker and Lena
"The first thing that strikes you is Shauna Burns' abilities to play the piano. Her chords struck, strike another found within. Music is a force that can speak to emotions and souls, moving past the first contact of the brain. Shauna Burns has spent untold time at the keyboards to make the instrument a conduit of her rather than her a master of the instrument. This is where you separate the prodigies from the technically brilliant. On her album, the Moon and the Fire Circle, she creates 14 songs that are extensions of her." - Matt Rowe, Music Tap
"Shauna Burns is a phenomenal talent, and the music on this album will take any listener on a journey that will connect one’s inner soul to the universe. You can literally feel like you are flying between the planets, through a maze of stars, up around the moon and then out to bask in the sun. In this hectic and stressful day and age, this album is what we all need to hear to not only transport us out of the usual hum drum, but remind us of our roots. As her piano playing swirls and crests, her pure voice soothes and almost blesses with innocence as you travel from the embryonic stage to the peak of growth." - Southwest Blend
"Somewhere between Sarah and Kate rides Shauna Burns. With her ethereal voice, spacious arrangements and lots of piano, you can't help but become enchanted with 'The Moon and The Fire Circle'. Throw in some cello and other interesting strings and you have an album that will let you float away. If you love Sarah or Tori or even Kate, you should really check out this beautiful CD." - The Promise Live
"Her brilliant piano playing on tunes like 'Tumbleweed' and the softness of 'Magic' prove that she destined for stardom. Her soft voice floats with the music like clouds in a perfect blue sky. I highly recommend this album for all music lovers." - Celebrity Cafe
"Listeners will immediately identify growth in Shauna's material in the instrumental arrangements. The recording quality is so accurate in these songs that careful listeners will hear the pedals of the piano. Additional strings, electric guitar, bass and percussion round out the tunes. Listeners will note layered vocal harmonies on the new record and Shauna's singing is more expressive, lilting gently, continuing to draw allusions to Celtic artists. This stunning collection is a thoughtful deviation from her prior work that demonstrates artistic growth and attention to details that will bring her new fans worldwide." - Musical Discoveries
"A cross between Tori Amos and Evanescence with vividly descriptive lyrics and haunting melodies. Great piano accompaniment and appropriately subdued vocals." - PopCulture Guy
"Ethereal. Not a common word in my vocabulary, but that’s where the music takes me. Delicate, floating on another world. Subsequent hearings start to bring out the language and allow me to hear the story with more clarity as I float higher and higher." - Eartaste
The Moon and the Fire Circle, Shauna's next musical expression, was released under Red Rock Music February 19, 2008. The first single 'Around You' hit #7 on the FMQB AC Chart and the next single Bloom will hit the airways in June 2008. A journey from the light to the dark and back to the light again, Shauna takes us with her as we travel deep into the underworld of different points of view. But as she says, 'The twist in the story is who is telling us which is light and which is dark? From who's point of view are we looking?' Powerful songwriting, enchanting piano, vocals and strong percussion are delicately mixed with flavorful guitar, harp and cello to create the perfect universe where The Moon and the Fire Circle combine to embrace the soul.
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Shauna Burns burst onto the music scene in 2005 with her debut album Every Thought to rave reviews and acclamation. Musical Discoveries declares 'There is no doubt that Every Thought contains a dynamic energy in its complex blend of sounds and striking lyrics. Shauna has a unique style of singing, and combined with her virtuoso piano instrumentals, she has put together an album that is moving and intense.' While Smother.net quotes Every Thought, as 'a new fangled fusion that will ignite a spark that will be hard to replicate. Perfect.'
Shauna's ethereal vocals and beautiful piano developed while growing up in Miami, Florida. Inspired by her mother's love for the piano, her songwriting thrived and when she headed west for college and her music met cheers and enthusiastic recognition. After receiving a bachelor's degree in Anthropology at the University of Utah, Shauna spent a year in Europe preparing her debut album. Released under Red Rock Music, Every Thought gained not only stellar critical acclaim and a healthy following but Shauna embarked on a vigorous national US tour from coast to coast.
Shauna's songwriting extension to Every Thought, is her 2006 followup EP release entitled, Desert Tune. This 5 song EP is witty and playful while in harmony with her nature of being personal and captivating. Shauna and her piano are once again joined by co-producer and drummer James Clark, Ryan Tilby on guitar and bass with Steve Lemmon on guitar. Inspired by residing in a desert landscape, Desert Tune gives the listener a different pair of eyes to view what this world can give and take from us - physically and emotionally.
Shauna's debut CD, Every Thought was selected as one of the Top CD's of 2005 by Collected Sounds and the single, 'Pink Girl', was chosen as the #1 single from the MAACP show. The album was chosen for 'Best of the Batch' from the Music Industry News Network and featured on TowerPod.com, Billboard, VH1, Artist Direct, AOL Music, Fox TV and countless others.