Notable Achievements and Endorsements:

  • Best Unsigned Band Nominees 2017 (Best Of British Unsigned Music Awards 2017, in association with Vocalzone)​

  • Listed in Fred Perry's top 20 bands in Liverpool

  • Out On Stage Winners

  • The song Game Is Yours was used in Everton FC Season Ticket Campaign

  • "Liverpool's fastest rising young band"- Billy Butler, BBC Radio Merseyside

  • "Love It"- Janice Long, BBC Radio 2

  • "The Best I've Ever Seen"- Spencer Leigh, BBC Radio Merseyside

  • "These Guys Sound Cool"- Nile Rodgers, Chic

Full Bio:

Shamona are a 3 piece band from Liverpool. 

Pete Riley Jnr  - Lead Vocals and Bass guitar

Andy O'Connor - Lead guitar and Backing Vocals

Mathew Colfar - Drums and Backing Vocals

The band have been named in Fred Perry's top 20 bands in Liverpool, while their track Game Is Yours was recently used in the Everton Fc Season Ticket Campaign.

Shamona pride themselves on performing as many live shows as possible, and as a result have played many famous venues and festivals in and around the U.K. Performing in such diverse venues as Liverpool’s "Royal Philharmonic Hall" "Goodison Park" (home of Everton FC) and "Liverpool International Music Festival" to name a few, this has helped the Liverpool three piece band build up a loyal fan base. During 2017 the band also embarked on their first ever European headline tour which included 6 sold out shows. 

They have opened for many national touring acts and have received plaudits and endorsements from the likes of Edwin McCain (platinum selling US singer/songwriter), Dave McCabe (The Zutons) Nile Rodgers (Chic) Garry Christian (The Christians) Tom Clarke (The Enemy) and  Everton and England Footballer, Leighton Baines (EFC).

Shamona have been championed by a number of radio stations and DJ's including, BBC Radio Merseyside’s Dave Monks, Billy Butler, Spencer Leigh, and Jay Hynd and Ellie Phillips of Radio city, Capital Radio and the Guide Liverpool. 


Their track "FLY" was co-written with platinum selling artist "Edwin McCain".

The 2018 the band released a brand new EP, "Familiar Radio". It has received extensive airplay across the BBC Radio platforms. 

Shamona are really gathering momentum, one fan at a time.