Shannon Noll: So Far
"I think I've proved I'm no flash in the pan; I have a career and I can sell a tour ...I am the only Australian male artist to have ten consecutive Top 10 singles in the ARIA charts". Driven to succeed, it was Shannon Noll's passion for music and his unfailing self-belief that led him to fame in the first season of Australian Idol in 2003. From the moment he captured music fans' hearts with his raw, gifted rock voice to his first album 'That's What I'm Talking About' which debuted in the Australian charts at Number One and included the smash-hit 'What About Me', Shannon's rise to fame is an extraordinary tale of ups and downs, hits, pubs, clubs and music charts. 'Shannon Noll: So Far' tells the whole story ...brother, son, husband, father ...the journey from his early days on the family farm near Condoblin and unknown singer to one of Australia's premier recording and performing artist. This book also explains the pain the Noll family suffered with the loss of their father Neil, Shannon's subsequent depression and drug usage and the battles he waged against his critics and even his recording company. Full of showbiz anecdotes and country philosophy, the book will also display Shannon's private side ...his marriage to Rochelle, a horse trainer, and the mother of his three young children.
Since 1986 Alan has pursued the dual roles of teacher and successful author. In 1997 he completed his Masters Degree in Education. Previous books include The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players, Jimmy Barnes: Say It Loud, Wanda: The Untold Story of the Wanda Beach Murders and The Battle of Troy - An Adaption of Homer's Iliad, Speeches That Reshaped the World to name a few.