Lead guitarist and song writer with rock band " BRONZ ". Selling over 500,000 copies of "Taken By Storm" worldwide.
Now writing music for film and television with his own state of the art studio in England
SHAUN KIRKPATRICK M.C.P.S. P.R.S.
From youth orchestras and brass bands to 50,000 seater stadium tours in America with the band ‘BRONZ ’.
Shaun's musical career started at the age of 6, at school he learned both the flugel and tenor horns to a level that took him to the National Brass Band final at the Royal Albert Hall London by the age of 10. At 18 he joined the Army as a musician, attended the Army school of music, and having - as the advert said - ' seen the world ' Completed his military career with 2 weeks in the Royal Tournament at London's Earls Court playing a fanfare for the Queen.
The pull of the guitar was strong and after leaving the Army Shaun was instrumental in forming the UK rock band BRONZ (www.bronz.co.uk). The band was signed to Island Records in America. Numerous tours both of the States and Europe followed, and BRONZ were one of the first British bands to feature heavily on M.T.V. The first album Taken by Storm - written by Shaun and two others in the band - went on to achieve a very creditable and impressive top 100 position in the States and top 10 (rock chart) in the UK..… going on to sell in excess of 500,000 copies of the album worldwide.
The single ' Send down an Angel ' has featured extensively on Radio 1 Achieving no 8 in the U.K. Rock singles chart.
All bands run their course, So Shaun directed his energies into owning and running a commercial 24track studio – ‘ THE KIRK ' - and worked with artistes such as Van Morrison on the ' Enlightenment ' album. Having worked and gained experience in many top studios around the world, with many top producers / engineers prior to setting up THE KIRK' (which was located in a converted 19th century chapel in the depths of Somerset), Shaun moved more into freelance production and engineering for independent bands and labels and has many respected and successful commercial releases to his credit.
With over 25 years of professional experience and expertise Shaun now felt it was time to get back to pursuing his own writing, playing and production career and in addition to successful tracks which have been placed with Carlin, recent albums have been 'Youth Culture' and 'Contemporary Rock & Pop' for London based production company Bosworth (B.P.M.) who are part of the ( music sales group ) for whom the latest album is ' Rock Reflections '.
Shaun has his own state-of-the-art digital studio complex full of technical wizardry -but, and being consistent with his musical roots, believes that playing live music is not only integral but crucial to staying in touch with the creative spark and, as a consequence, has his own band ‘ THE TRUTH ‘ which continues to play throughout the UK. It follows from so many years in the business that Shaun, who is both a member of the P.R.S. and M.C.P.S. and has a huge pool of professional musician’s that can be called upon to enhance any project. whatever the demand.
Shaun has his own company ‘ DISK MUSIC ’ ( www.diskmusic.com ).
The expertise and background Shaun has as writer / performer / producer and engineer is very rare.