A multi-hyphenate, genre-bending artist, Shevonne Philidor is a singer-songwriter, producer, and actress who epitomizes her dynamic background in music and performing arts. A military brat born in Philadelphia, PA, she experienced living in multiple cities – including a stint in Italy – before landing in Tampa, Fl, where she nurtured her musical ability throughout her childhood. She’s a scion of a musical family stemming from her half-Haitian descent and taught herself to play the guitar at an early age, inspired by the likes of Prince, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley, and M83. In 2003, she made her first TV debut on America’s Most Talented Kids, and in 2010, she made an appearance on America’s Got Talent Wild Card. A recipient of the prestigious NFAA scholarship, she also made American Idol’s top 40 twice in 2016 and 2019, the same year she performed at Austin City Limits with five-time Grammy award-winning artist Gary Clark jr. In 2021, she performed alongside CeeLo Green at a Superbowl party for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was tapped to sing for ABC’s Juneteenth celebration with T.I. and Domani. Working with Grand Hustle Records, she’s a Luna Guitar-endorsed artist who was also selected to perform in Just Blaze’s SXSW showcase in 2022. A theatre kid at heart, she’s flexed her acting skills on a national tour for Todrick Hall’s musical, Oz The Musical, and she was also recently casted in Life’s Rewards, an upcoming Amazon Prime TV show.
She’s not just a passionate artist but embodies it as a triple fiery Sagittarius sun, Aries moon, and Leo rising. Her recent singles “Just Right” and “Kiss My Ass” is buoyed by her lithe Alternative R&B and Indie Pop vocals and acoustic guitar licks. An openly queer artist, she refuses to fit into a narrow box and encourages her fans to embrace their identity, despite societal expectations. Philidor is set to perform at concerts throughout the summer, including ABC’s Juneteenth celebration and St. Petersburg Pride Event, where she’ll share the stage with Todrick Hall and Pussy Riot. Ruled by the largest planet in the galaxy, Philidor will always eschew the narrow status quo in her performances to make room for her vibrant, free-spirited personality. She’s a woman of many talents who’s worked to conquer them all.
Juian Carrington Keys, Devon gilbert Bass, Davon Emannuel drums, Andrew Warren Guitar
Photography by Kay Pots
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