Singer & Songwriter
Sharon May Linn
Starts singing professionally at the age of 17 as backing vocals but soon turns to the front-lines and begins a solo carrier in several bands, reaching between two-hundred and two-hundred and fifty live performances a year!
Passing through all genres, she becomes a great interpreter of big soul names like A.Franklin, T.Turner and others more, which brought her to develop a strong and powerful though warm voice.
Find some live videos with different bands and solo.
In 1996 she faced the house music scene and began her experience as freestyle vocalist.
After gaining some worldwide hits like Destination Calabria with Alex Gaudino (watch video) as a songwriter and interpreter (Sharon wrote the top-line and is the voice supporting Crystal's); and Lil' Love-Little Love (watch video) as an interpreter, she performs nowadays as special entertaining guest in a large number of clubs over the whole globe with a smashing show thanks to a huge number of own projects. (Discogs, Discography, Eurokdj)
Since 2008 she’s been performing as lead singer with FPI Project in shows all over the world, and you can find her performing classic covers in top stars hotels or luxury events.
It may seem she’s been seeking for success in the music business, but as a matter of fact her biggest input has always been passion: big passion for music.
Sharon’s personal motto is “Music is passion – Passion is music”.
In the early 90’s she starts recording lots of tracks in the upcoming house genre and develops creativity by writing lyrics, including, from that time on, the producing aspect of music. She build up an amazing experience in recording studios and gained a lot of collaborations due to her ability in writing and recording in a very fast tempo!
Her first approach to music was thanks to her parents: father Alberto was playing rock records all the time (like Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Beatles, C,S,N&Y, Eagles and many more), but also a lot of classical music (like Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovski, Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler and Sibelius). Mother Maureen was playing a lot of music as well!!! (Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Earth,Wind & Fire and many more).
So at the age of 5 Sharon was playing already those records by herself on her mother’s record-player!
On high school Sharon joined a new wave band called Half Moon and this would sign her definitive entry to the wonderful world of music.
After 2 years she became part of most famous Italian reggae band Africa Unite, with whom she performed as backing vocals for about two and a half years, participating to their 2nd and 3rd album 'Llaka' and 'People pie'.
In 1990 Sharon sang as backing vocals on 3 tracks for Italian artist Paolo Conte's album “Parole D’Amore Scritte A Macchina”.
In the meantime she started her 6-year experience as backing vocals and lead singer, in the 70-80-90 cover band APPALOOSA GROUP, reaching a huge number of live performances.
This would be the start of her career as lead singer.
She never stopped performing in piano-bars as well, mainly for the fun of singing.
And, of course, at events and private parties.
With her powerful black voice and her very charismatic performances, she also became most wanted free-style vocalist of Italy from 1996 to mid 2000's, She worked as a free-style vocalist and posh mc with a huge number of world known house music Dj's, throughout the best clubs, first in Italy and then all over the world.
Since a few years you can find her on the Balearic island of Mallorca with a huge repertoire of classics.
Currently Sharon is working on her album, with Italian producer Mike Generale.
Find info regarding her tour dates here!
Sharon released many tracks (see "Discogs") and is currently working on new productions (see "News") amongst other musical genres.
SHARON'S VARIOUS LIVE PERFORMANCE PROJECTS ARE:
SEA BREEZE PROJECT
Parties on the beach
THE SHARON MAY LINN BAND - rock soul and funky
And much more......
Keep updated with her shows!