Stevie Nicks, Trouble in Shangri-La, 2001, Sharon Celani

Sharon Celani

Originally published at The Nicks Fix and archived and maintained by Stevie Nicks Info

Stevie Nicks, Sharon Celani, Lori Nicks, 2011, In Your Dreams
Sharon Celani, Lori Nicks, Stevie Nicks

Vocalist

A true “California Girl”, Sharon Celani was born and raised in the Los Angeles area’s 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 and plays.

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 Sharon’s 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 didn’t 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 Sharon’s 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 Sharon’s 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 Stevie’s recordings and concert performances ever since.

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.

Album Credits

Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, Moby, Billy Idol, Willie Nelson, Sheila E., Bono, Terence Trent D’Arby, 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 — Concert Tours

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

Television — Variety Shows — Special Projects

  • Saturday Night Live (Stevie Nicks)
  • The Grammy Awards (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Saturday Night Live (Mick Jagger)
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Celine Dion)
  • The Dance (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Behind The Music (Stevie Nicks)
  • ABC’s In Concert (Mick Jagger)
  • Martin Short Show (Little Richard)
  • Donny And Marie Show (Donny and Marie)
  • Rosie O’Donnell Show (Celine Dion)
  • Late Night with David Letterman (S. Nicks)
  • Arsenio Hall Show (Stevie Nicks)
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (S. Nicks)
  • The Radio Music Awards (Stevie Nicks)
  • Ciao Italia TV (Stevie Nicks)
  • Rock Over Europe (Stevie Nicks)
  • Inside Track w/ Graham Nash (Mick Fleetwood)
  • VH1 Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Awards (F. Mac)
  • A Very Special Christmas at the White House (S.Nicks)
  • ABC’s In Concert (Fleetwood Mac)
  • VH1 Storytellers (Stevie Nicks)
  • Entertainment Tonight (Stevie Nicks)
  • The Blockbuster Music Awards (S. Nicks)
  • Top Of The Pops (Stevie Nicks)
  • BBC Documentary (Stevie Nicks)
  • The Britt Awards (Fleetwood Mac)
  • President Bill Clinton’s Goodbye Party (F. Mac)
  • The Alma Awards
  • Movie — TV Soundtracks
  • America’s Sweethearts (Columbia Pictures)
  • Practical Magic (Warner Bros)
  • Boys On The Side (Warner Bros)
  • Renaissance Man (Touchstone Pictures)
  • Back To The Beach (Paramount Pictures)
  • Streets Of Fire (Universal Pictures)
  • Fast Times At Ridgemont High (Universal)
  • Sixteen Candles (Universal Pictures)
  • Against All Odds (Columbia Pictures)
  • Heavy Metal (Columbia Pictures)
  • Taps (20th Century Fox)
  • Crime Story (ABC Television)
  • Party of Five (Fox Network)
Videos
  • Soundstage: Stevie Nicks Live in Chicago (Stevie Nicks)
  • Crystal Visions…The Very Best of Stevie Nicks – bonus DVD (Stevie Nicks)
  • The Dance (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Tango In The Night (Fleetwood Mac)
  • The Sky’s the Limit (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (S. Nicks)
  • Leather And Lace (Stevie Nicks)
  • Stand Back (Stevie Nicks)
  • If Anyone Falls (Stevie Nicks)
  • Talk To Me (Stevie Nicks)
  • I Can’t Wait (Stevie Nicks)
  • Rooms On Fire (Stevie Nicks)
  • Whole Lotta Trouble (Stevie Nicks)
  • Bella Donna Concert (Stevie Nicks)
  • Live At Red Rocks (Stevie Nicks)
  • Boys Night Out (Timothy B. Schmit)

Upcoming Events

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    July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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