Little Queen

The music of Heart

Bios

The Band

Formed in November 2009, Little Queen was a labor of love from the beginning. Composed of Nashville veteran rockers with a shared vision of reproducing the great Heart concerts of years gone by, Little Queen's first headlining performance was at the world famous Exit/In in July of 2010. Exactly one year later, Little Queen headlined the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida - not bad for an act less than two years old!

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Shonna Harrison ('Ann')

Shonna Harrison ('Ann') - Growing up in Central Ohio, Shonna first sang on stage at the age of three with her father and continued to sing with her father's country band throughout her adolescence, adding guitar playing to the mix at age eight. After numerous awards and honor choirs in high school, Shonna decided to study music education and classical music performance at Alderson-Broaddus College in WV, where she met bassist Sean Harrison. "I only dated him because he had long hair and played guitar, but it didn't last long - that time." In college, Shonna took part in a European Studies program and attended classes for a semester in Salzburg, Austria (home of her favorite composer - Mozart) where she had the chance to sing on the stage of the Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg School of music. The following year, she went back to Europe with a performing choir, singing in various halls and cathedrals across Belgium, France and England.

After college, Shonna fronted a country/classic rock band in Myrtle Beach, SC as well as began learning to lead praise and worship music at her church. "I love praise and worship music, and I love leading others in worship." During the South Carolina years, Shonna was a private teacher of voice, guitar and music theory. After reconnecting with her old flame, Sean, the two married in 2000 and moved to Nashville, where Shonna began singing with the Nashville Opera company in 2001. Today, Shonna is an avid motorcyclist, leading group rides, exploring the US and Canada, and participating in long-distance endurance events. She also enjoys being a stay-at-home mom to their daughter, a Girl Scout leader, doing volunteer work, singing with the opera and at church and now fronting Little Queen as the great "Ann Wilson."

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Rachel Brandsness ('Nancy')

Rachel Brandsness ('Nancy') - Rachel tried to grow up normal like the other kids, listening to the pop tween hits and boy bands of the '90's, but in a pivotal moment of parental guidance, her dad informed her she would never be cool unless she listened to The Stones and Zeppelin. So that's exactly what she did. Growing up in Oregon on a musical diet of Boston, Tom Petty, and Fleetwood Mac, Rachel got the itch to start playing guitar a month before her 13th birthday. When she was 14-years-old she attended her very first rock show - Heart. There was no looking back. Since 2009, she has predominantly recorded and toured for the nationally touring Rock/Pop band, Fools For Rowan, as Lead Guitarist, while also filling in as a guitarist for various country acts including Alexis, Kate McRae, and Maggie Rose. Currently, she is performing as the "Ritchie Blackmore" in the Deep Purple tribute band, Wait for the Ricochet. Rachel also plays guitar and sings lead vocals for her own project, Rachel Mac & The Revival. Thus far, she has had the opportunity to open for Evanescence, Halestorm, Skillet, Neon Trees, Florida Georgia Line, Randy Houser, Karmen, Sick Puppies, Candlebox, The Gin Blossoms, Tonic, and many more, and perform in front of thousands on the stages of Summerfest, SXSW, and many other festivals and venues. When approached about playing guitar for Heart tribute band, Little Queen, the decision was clear. Heart was the band that kickstarted the journey for Rachel and it was all about to come full circle.

Rachel is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, TN with a degree in Business and emphasis in the Music Business. She enjoys exceptionally spicy foods, American Horror Story, and Family Guy.

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Jeff Gibson

Realizing a love for music that was a part of him as far back as he can remember, Jeff started delving into music in 1977, at the age of nine, when he started playing in symphonic band while in elementary school. As he continued in symphonic band through his jr. high years, while living in Indiana during the early 80's, Jeff started realizing that he was feeling a deep desire to take his musical endeavors down the road of playing keyboards. After cutting his teeth on acts like REO Speedwagon, Toto, Foreigner, and Journey, Jeff's wanderings brought him to Nashville, TN, and Little Queen.

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Sean Harrison

For more than thirty years, Sean has been singing and playing bass guitar up and down and back and forth across the United States, with acts ranging from country artists to hair bands to Elvis impersonators. Initially cutting his teeth on bands like Rush, Yes, Kansas, ELP, and the Beatles, Sean joined a road band in his early twenties and never looked back. Since that time, Sean has played in numerous acts (Including the Pink Floyd tribute Eclipse), landed a record deal in the early nineties as part of Blind Gypsy, toured relentlessly (50 weeks a year some years) and performed on numerous studio projects in Nashville, TN. He continues to perform in and around Nashville, both as a studio musician and with various live acts.

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Chase Cromeans

Chase Cromeans is a guitarist, producer and audio engineer in Nashville, Tennessee. A new resident to Nashville, Chase hails from Auburndale, Florida, where he has accrued over ten years of experience performing for multiple Central Florida churches, organizations such as MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), and many groups in the Central and Northern Florida club circuits.

Chase also studied at the Audio Recording Technology Institute in Orlando, Florida, where he graduated with certifications in Comprehensive Audio Engineering and Movie Post Production. He has worked on countless projects in all phases of audio production, which include writing, producing, recording, mixing, and mastering.

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Billy Jones

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Billy would bang on boxes to the music of the Beatles, the Monkeys, Credence Clearwater Revival, Three Dog Night and many others. After playing and performing all through his school years, Billy enrolled in Pensacola Junior College, where he continued his music studies with courses in advanced music theory, piano, and orchestral studies. Eventually, Billy relocated to Nashville, TN, where he encountered session greats like Eddie Bayers, Paul Leim, and Brent Rowan. Later, he accepted an appointment at Opryland playing drums in the prestigious Opryland Rock and Roll Show, where he remained for 2 years. Thereafter, Billy landed a position with William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys, supporting him throughout his US and Canadian tour. Now, Billy brings the thunder to the Little Queen rhythm section!