Shannon Rae

Shannon Rae is 100 Proof Country Rock. She is a Southern California native raised on The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and Tom Petty and influenced by Shania Twain, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. Her second album, Lucky 13, showcases that Shannon has hit her stride with an original style all her own. Lucky 13 is a sassy combination of Country, Rock, Pop and even a splash of Bluegrass. Grammy award winning producer Chris Lord Alge says, "Shannon Rae has everything it takes to be a country rock star!”

Shannon’s distinctive musical career includes two all-girl trios, pop band Demimonde (Saban/Shuki Levy) and the country influenced Sweetwater Junction, which fed her desire to write and perform as a solo artist. In 2015 Shannon joined forces with producer, songwriter and band mate Dave Polich who together have written and produced a noteworthy catalog of songs, making their mark with the debut hits Walk Away, Both Guns Blazin’ and Beer Trucks & Girls. And now with the release of Lucky 13, you’ll hear the new singles Get Lucky with it’s own original choreographed dance by choreographer Kristal Lynn, and Tequila, a crowd-pleasing sing along! 

Her live shows are a must see as Shannon and 100 Proof (her 6 piece band) bring a rockin’ high energy performance of all original country tunes with catchy riffs and engaging lyrics that will get the whole audience singin’ and two steppin! 

Be sure to DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM today and check our CALENDAR for a show near you!

*100 Proof*

Dave Polich ~ Producer, Songwriter, Keys

Dave Polich is Shannon's partner in crime! He is her producer and songwriting partner and the mastermind behind this amazing project! 
Dave has been a keyboardist, synthesizer programmer and sound designer for over 30 years. One of the most active designers in the world! Part of the design team for Yamaha since 1991. He has also programmed sounds for Korg, Roland, Steinberg, and Dave Smith Instruments. He was appointed Keyboard Sound Manager for Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' tour in 2009 and has also worked with Bonnie Raitt's band, Sergio Mendes and Fleetwood Mac, just to name a few. He is currently the Keyboard Tech/Programmer for Grammy Award winning producer David Foster. 

Rick Gagliano ~ Guitar, Backing Vocals, Music Director

Rick originally hails from the east coast, and is proud to bring his many years of professional touring and stage performance to Shannon Rae’s “100 Proof” band, having performed with several top regional tribute and original acts across the country.

A veteran performer, his unique combination of chops, musicality, humor and showmanship has graced the stages of legendary venues like The Bitter End, CBGBs, The Trocadero, and The House of Blues’ from coast to coast.

His solo guitar work synthesizes a myriad of influences, including country, rock, fusion, and more, and has brought Rick acclaim by many music publications, including “Guitar for the Practicing Musician” and “Topless Guitar” magazines. AS a solo artist, his debut solo CD, “Dancing in Light”, garnered him a 1997 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

After relocating to southern California in 2008, Rick joined “the Journey Experience” & “Rock Fantasy” to continue his tribute band efforts, and now is glad to have found a musical home with Shannon Rae, acting as live music director, as well as sharing guitar and background vocal duties.

Ted Mentry ~ Guitar

Rick Thibodeau - Bass, Backing Vocals