A true California
Girl, Sharon Celani was born and raised in the Los Angeles areas
San Fernando Valley. By the age of five, she had developed an interest in music
and began learning to sing by accompanying the music she heard at home; her
natural abilities lead to her involvement in performances in school concerts
The music popular in the melting pot environment Sharon grew up in had a positive influence on her approach to singing. In addition to the popular harmonies of groups like the Beatles, Crosby Stills and Nash, and the Beach boys, the R&B influence of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Rufus, and Aretha Franklin had its effect as well.
Part of Sharons evolution musically was being a member of her junior high school band - and in a capacity that might surprise some of those who know Sharon primarily as a singer - as percussionist in a percussion ensemble that was good enough to win regional awards in a very competitive area.
By the age of twelve Sharon was singing professionally and playing drums in various rock bands. When she was fourteen she joined a group that had the distinction of being one of the first all girl bands to evolve in the Los Angeles area, certainly one of the first girl bands that actually played their own instruments as well as singing (Sharon was featured on keyboards and vocals in this group).
Sharon didnt let her budding musical career interfere with her education at this early age, however - she graduated high school at the age of sixteen and only then allowed her real world rock and roll musical education to expand its horizons - literally as well as figuratively - when she joined a group that toured throughout the United States.
Her travels led her to settle on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Eventually she became part of the group Dancer, one of the more popular groups in the Hawaiian Islands, and began performing on shows with acts such as Bonnie Raitt, Seals and Crofts, Loggins and Messina, and Electric Light Orchestra.
It was on the island of Maui that Sharon first met Stevie Nicks in 1978, a meeting that would have a major impact on Sharons life. It happened that Stevie was vacationing on Maui and on one very fateful evening she decided to go to the Blue Max night club in Lahaina; it just so happened that Sharons band was performing there that night. Stevie was invited up to sing with the group, and the lucky audience was ecstatic when she took the stage - and stayed there for the rest of the night (the performance photo with Stevie and Sharon on this page is from that very night). The events of that evening led to a lasting friendship between Sharon and Stevie, and Sharon has been singing on Stevies recordings and concert performances ever since.
Sharon & Stevie with the former First Family
Sharon performing with Mick Jagger
As you can see from the photos above, Sharon's work has led her to meet and work with some very interesting people.And for those of you interested in some of her professional credits, check out Sharon's resume below.
Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, Moby, Billy Idol, Willie Nelson, Sheila E., Bono, Terence Trent DArby, Little Feat, Tevin Campbell, General Public, Dave Koz, Jessie Camp, The Toadies, Marilyn Martin, Mary Lou Lord, Catie Curtis, Louise Goffen, Ambrosia Parsley, Reg, Twist, Michelle Pan, Ned Albright
Live Performance Credits
Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Mick Jagger, Don Henley, Sheryl Crow, Little Richard, Tom Petty, Celine Dion, Sheila E., Marie Osmond, The Box Tops, Eikichi Yazawa, Mick Fleetwood
Shows Special Projects
Movie TV Soundtracks
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