Exclusive Interview with Shawn Desman

Shawn Desman Bio:

Shawn Desman attended St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School in Toronto where he took part in many talent shows and events. In 1998, Shawn Fernandes was in the Boomtang Boys video for their song “Squeezetoy” as a dancer. He had a few recordings in English and Portuguese under his real name Shawn Fernandes before adopting the name Desman. According to his own account, he adopted the name Desman because in his youth his friends referred to him as “Dez, man” – thus creating his artistic pseudonym Desman.

His self-titled breakthrough album in 2002 featured three top ten singles (“Shook”, “Spread My Wings” and “Get Ready”) on the Canadian charts. The album went on to achieve gold certification in Canada.[1] The single, “Spread My Wings”, is a cover of the unreleased male group, Vega, featuring Chilli of TLC.

His follow-up album, Back for More garnered a Juno Award for Best R&B Recording which featured the number one hit single “Let’s Go”.

His recent album Fresh garnered two gold singles, one platinum single, Video of the Year at the Much Music Video Awards, Canadian Dance/Pop Song of the year at the Stylus Awards, as well as SOCAN Number 1 Award for Electric/Night Like This.

Shawn Desman is also a producer and has worked with various artists producing hit singles for Nick CarterKreesha TurnerKeshia Chante,Danny Fernandes, as well as contestants on YTV’s The Next Star where he produced the song (One More First Chance) for Brock Zanrosso in 2009 and “It Might Be You” for contestant Parker Schmidt in 2011.

In 2013, Shawn Desman released his fourth studio album, Alive along with an accompanying short film of the same name. The album spawned two hit singles; “Nobody Does It Like You” and “Dum Da Dum”.

Collaborations

  • Shawn Desman contributed “Spread My Wings” to Jerry Bruckheimer‘s Kangaroo Jack (on Warner).
  • He has collaborated with producers Tricky Stewart, Rodney Jerkins and The Dream.
  • Collaborated with his brother Danny Fernandes on the single “Feel It” featured on Shawn’s album Fresh.

Awards

  • Shawn Desman’s eponymous debut album was certified Gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association.
  • In 2006, won a Juno Award for “R&B/Soul Recording of the Year”.
  • In 2011, won “Video of the year” at the Much Music Video Awards for his video “Electric/Night Like This”.
  • In 2011, won Canadian Dance/Pop Single of the Year at the Stylus Awards.
  • In 2011, awarded SOCAN #1 Award for Electric/Night Like This reaching #1.
  • In 2013, ALIVE movie awarded Best Outstanding Short Film at Reel World Film Festival

Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Desman

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THU -
Feb
07,
2013
Montreal – Canada The National
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Feb
08,
2013
Ottawa – Canada Centrepointe Theatre
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09,
2013
Oshawa – Canada Regent Theatre
TUE -
Feb
12,
2013
Hamilton Canada Convention Centre
THU -
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14,
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Mississauga – Canada Living Arts Centre
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15,
2013
North Bay – Canada Capitol Centre
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Feb
16,
2013
Kirkland Lake Northern College
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17,
2013
Thunder Bay The Outpost
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18,
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Dryden Canada The Centre
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20,
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Saskatoon – Canada The Odeon
THU -
Feb
21,
2013
Medicine Hat Esplanade Theatre
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Feb
22,
2013
Edmonton – Canada SET Nightclub
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Feb
23,
2013
Vancouver – Canada The Venue
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Feb
24,
2013
Kelowna – Canada Community Theatre
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Mar
01,
2013
Sault Ste Marie – Canada The Machine Shop
SAT -
Nov
16,
2013
Toronto, Canada Virgin Mobile Mod Club
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Nov
16,
2013
Toronto Virgin Mobile MOD Club
FRI -
Nov
29,
2013
Corner Brook Pepsi Centre
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Nov
30,
2013
Grand Falls – Windsor Classic Theatre
SUN -
Dec
01,
2013
Clarenville Clarenville Events Centre
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Dec
02,
2013
St. John’s CLB Armouries

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