Local Artist Series // Shannon Sol Carroll

Who are you and what do you create?
My name is Shannon Sol Carroll. I am a musician, singer/songwriter, podcast producer and creative arts entrepreneur. Band of Frequencies is my main musical focus, but I also perform solo and collaborate on various projects like ‘Trace’ that was featured in Horizon Festival 2020 with filmmaker and projection artist James Muller. Since 2019 I have been producing ‘The Waterpeople Podcast’ with Lauren Hill and Dave Rastovich that is now into season two and has built a dedicated international following.

What materials and techniques do you use?
In creating music, I use all manner of sound creating gadgets, both acoustic, analogue and digital. My main instrument is guitar and I have a love of morphing sounds with an array of effects pedals.

What kind of inspirations go into your work?
The ocean is one of my main creative influences and most ideas come while I’m in or around the sea. I’m also a keen observer of eco systems and human beings with a particular interest in deep time, the evolution of life, human behavioural patterns and what it takes to change collective perceptions.

In what space do you like to create most?
I like to write whilst immersed in nature, camping out or adventuring. I also love creating music with Band of Frequencies on stage, preferably on the beach at dusk like we have many times at Noosa Festival of Surfing and once on the North Shore of Hawaii looking out at second reef Pipeline breaking as we played the soundtrack to life in the backyard of the Billabong House .

What has been your favourite or most important work to date?
The next work always feels like the most important.

To see more of Shannon’s work, head to his Instagram.

1. Mount Emu. Photographer. Cooper Brady.
2. Rocking Horse Studios. Photographer. Hilton Dawe.
3. Band of Frequencies. Woodford Folk Festival 2018. Photographer. Lachlan Douglas
4. Band of Frequencies. Imperial Hotel post Covid lockdown. 2020. Photographer: Alaine Bouvier