Shannon Noll's every man appeal lies in his honesty. Growing up in the central west of New South Wales on a rural property that had been in his family for over 90 years Shannon spent his time working on other farms and properties in the Condobolin area and enjoying regional success with his rock band, Cypress, performing both classic rock as well as original compositions.
Shannon rose to prominence in the entertainment industry as the first runner-up of the initial Australian Idol series. Shortly after, he signed a five-album deal with Sony BMG, releasing his first album, That's What I'm Talking About, which debuted as number one and was certified triple-platinum upon its release. Within the first six months of release, the album became certified as a 3 x platinum seller and remained in the Top 100 Album Chart for almost a year. In the decade long career that has followed, Shannon has subsequently released five top 10 albums, has 17 platinum and three gold accreditations, and boasts a reputation as the only Australian male artist in national chart history to have ever achieved ten consecutive top ten singles.
Undeniably, Shannon Noll has captured the hearts and minds of music fans around Australia and overseas with his raw, gifted rock voice. He has enjoyed chart success overseas with his debut single, 'What About Me' reaching No. 2 in the Irish charts and No. 10 in the New Zealand charts. At the conclusion of his deal with Sony BMG, Shannon signed with Universal Music Australia.
His autobiography, Shannon Noll, So Far, was co-written with Sydney writer, Alan Whiticker.The book relays the journey from his days on the family farm as an unknown singer to one of Australia's most recognizable, premier recording and performing artists. It details the pain the Noll family suffered following the loss of their father, Neil, in a farming accident, which Shannon attributes as major inspiration for his musical career. Shannon enjoyed a brief stint on Network Seven's, Dancing with the Stars and in the same year his song 'Shine' was used to close out Ed Miliband's key-note speech at the Labour party conference in the United Kingdom. Shannon remains signed to Universal Music Australia and is intending to embark on an extensive national tour in 2014.