Shaun Canon & the Pops

Shaun Canon and the Pops Orchestra is a swing-style band that plays pop covers to their own signature jazzy arrangements. If you want the sophistication of the jazz-era but also a diverse variety of danceable current hits, the Pops Orchestra is the perfect selection for your upcoming celebration. Boasting a full horn section, big band sound, and the best of both the Jazz and Top 40 genres, this professional ensemble knows how to pack the dance floor. Frontman and consummate showman, Shaun, sets the standard high with his sultry vocals and versatile range. Reminiscent of crooner greats, Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra, Shaun is an Emmy-nominated vocalist and top contestant on Season 7 of American Idol. His recent music video for “My Turn” just reached 40 million views. Audiences young and old appreciate his timeless, top tier vocals and the impeccable musicality of the entire Pops Orchestra.

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SEE THE BAND IN ACTION: SHAUN CANON AND THE POPS ORCHESTRA provide all the sophistication of a vintage jazz band with the contemporary energy of a full-scale pop group. If you want class and variety, you better believe they are the perfect pick for your upcoming event. Check out their awesome version of “Ain’t No Sunshine” above.

As a vocalist and stage performer, Shaun has had the opportunity to work with artists such as Brian McKnight, Janelle Monae, Greyson Chance, David Archuleta, Lindsey Sterling, and many more. He won the UK Music Contest, Slice the Pie, decided by popular fan vote and recently performed on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker.  His most recent album, “Superpop” melds comics and pop music, pushing the boundaries of the new Nerd Pop musical genre.

Aside from being a husband and father, perhaps his proudest achievement is working to keep music education in high schools and colleges with the Live for Music Program. So far, he has raised over $300,000 for music programs in local schools.



While Utah-based, SHAUN CANON AND THE POPS ORCHESTRA have toured North America, Europe and Asia performing for both intimate audiences and major corporate events. Offering all-inclusive travel packages that include hotels, production, backline, and all applicable expenses, just ask for a quote and leave the logistics to us. Whether you’re planning a vintage backyard wedding or a full-scale city celebration, SHAUN CANON AND THE POPS ORCHESTRA will bring the party directly to your doorstep.

Shaun Barrowes

Shaun Canon

Shaun is a singer, songwriter, piano man, arranger, actor, and video producer (films, television, video games). He began studying the piano and the age of six and took vocal lessons from his mother, who was a professional opera singer. By the time he was fifteen, he was already writing his own songs and recorded his first album at sixteen, titled “Big Bang Theory”. After touring and producing a second album, the talented teen set out to build a solid career in music.

He went on to become a top contestant on Season 7 of American Idol in 2008 and was invited to perform for former President George W. Bush. Other credits include writing the theme song for Shadow Complex, the top-selling and award-winning video game of 2009, winning a Platinum AVA award as co-producer of the TV show “Vivir Bailando,” and being nominated for an Emmy for his music video Army of Kings in 2010. He has created numerous music videos, including “Don’t Carry It All” with Lindsey Stirling.

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  •       ALL SONGS by Michael Buble 
  • Stand By Me
  • Skyfall (Adele)
  • Layla (Eric Clapton)
  • I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
  • I Won’t Give Up (Jason Mraz)
  • When I Was Your Man (Bruno Mars)
  • Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
  • Wonderwall (Oasis)
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
  • Feelin’ Good (Nina Simone)
  • Fever (Peggy Lee)
  • Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
  • New York State of Mind (Billy Joel)
  • Your Song (Elton John)
  • Fix You (Coldplay)
  • Maybe I’m Amazed (Paul McCartney)
  • For Once in My Life (Stevie Wonder)
  • Superstition (Stevie Wonder)

Current Hits

  •             It’s Time (Imagine Dragons)
  • Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)
  • Wake Me Up (Avicii)
  • Hey Brother (Avicii)
  • Roar (Katy Perry)
  • Unconditionally (Katy Perry)
  • Story of My Life (One Direction)
  • Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepson)
  • I Won’t Give Up (Jason Mraz)
  • Skyfall (Adele)
  • Locked out of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
  • When I was your Man (Bruno Mars)
  • Girl on Fire (Alicia Keys)
  • Set Fire to the Rain (Adele)
  • Wide Awake (Katy Perry)
  • Not Over you (Gavin Degraw)
  • Somebody that I Used to Know (Gotye)
  • We Are Young (Fun.)

Spanish Songs

  • Vivir mi vida (Marc Anthony)
  • Vivir Sin Aire (Mana)
  • Besame Mucho
  • Suavamente
  • De Mi (Camila)
  • Por Besarte (Lu)
  • Other songs by Ricky Martin, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony and others

Michael Buble

  • Haven’t Met You Yet
  • Home
  • Everything
  • Feelin’ Good (Nina Simone)
  • Fever (Peggy Lee)
  • Moondance (Van Morison)
  • Sway
  • Save the Last Dance for Me
  • Georgia On My Mind

Maroon 5

  • Sunday Morning
  • She Will Be Loved
  • Misery
  • Moves Like Jagger

Bruno Mars

  • Locked out of Heaven
  • When I was Your Man
  • Young Girls
  • Just the Way You Are
  • Grenade

Gnarls Barkley

  • Crazy
  • Forget You (Cee-Lo)

Jason Mraz

  • I’m Yours
  • I Won’t Give Up
  • If It Kills Me


  • Clocks
  • Yellow
  • Fix You
  • The Scientist
  • Viva la Vida
  • Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
  • Paradise

Elton John

  • Your Song
  • Bennie and the Jets
  • Rocketman
  • Crocodile Rock
  • Something about the Way You Look Tonight
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  • Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  • Sacrifice
  • Tiny Dancer

Billy Joel

  • Piano Man
  • She’s Always a Woman to Me
  • Just the Way You Are
  • She’s got a Way
  • For the Longest Time
  • And so it goes
  • Vienna
  • New York State of Mind
  • Only the Good Die Young

Sting and the Police

  • Roxanne
  • Message in a Bottle
  • Walking on the Moon
  • Fields of Gold
  • Shape of My Heart
  • Fragile

The Comodores

  • Easy (like a Sunday Morning)

George Gershwin

  • Summertime
  • Someone to Watch over me

Frank Sinatra

  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Strangers in the Night
  • I Only Have Eyes for You
  • In the Mood for Love
  • I’ll Be Seeing You
  • The Way you Look Tonight
  • My Funny Valentine
  • New York, New York
  • The Lady is a Tramp
  • I Did it My Way

Nat King Cole

  • Nature Boy
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Unforgettable
  • Mona Lisa
  • L-O-V-E

Bobby Darin

  • Beyond the Sea
  • Mack the Knife

Harry Connick Jr.

  • Only You
  • It Had to Be You

Jimmy Durante

  • As Time Goes By
  • I’ll Be Seeing You

Louis Armstrong

  • What a Wonderful World

Ella Fitzgerald

  • At Last

Henry Mancini

  • Pink Panther Theme song
  • Moon River


  • Close to You

Peggy Lee

  • Fever

Cole Porter

  • I’ve got you Under My Skin
  • So In Love

The Flamingos

  • I Only Have Eyes for You

Dean Martin

  • Return to Me
  • Ain’t That a Kick in the Head


  • Yesterday
  • Hey Jude
  • And I Love Her
  • Michelle
  • Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
  • All My Lovin
  • Let it Be
  • Across the Universe


  • Can’t Help Falling in Love
  • Love me Tender
  • Heartbreak Hotel
  • Don’t Be Cruel
  • Blue Moon
  • Suspicious Minds

Ray Charles

  • Georgia on My Mind
  • What I’d Say


  • One
  • Who’s Gonna Ride your Wild Horses
  • With or Without You


  • Wonderwall

Elvis Costello

  • She

Tom Jones

  • It’s Not Unusual

Joe Cocker

  • You Are So Beautiful

Jeff Buckley

  • Hallelujah

Stevie Wonder

  • I Just Called to Say I Love You
  • Superstitious


  • Desperado
  • Hotel California


  • Faithfully
  • Open Arms
  • Don’t Stop Believin’
  • Separate Ways

Bon Jovi

  • Livin’ On a Prayer


  • Dancin’ Queen

Tom Petty

  • Free Fallin’

Cheap Trick

  • I Want You the Want Me

Robbie Williams

  • Angels

Bill Withers

  • Ain’t No Sunshine

Simon and Garfunkle

  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Various Artists

  • The Girl from Ipanema
  • Raindrops Keep Fallin on my Head
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Somewhere, My Love
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • I Wanna Be Like You (Jungle Book)
  • Steppin Out With My Baby
  • Besame Mucho
“Just wanted to let you know what an awesome event we had on Friday night! Shaun (Shaun Canon and the Pops Orchestra) was absolutely FANTASTIC! Our entire company was raving about him all night and asking where we found them. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for working with us on such short notice to give us the perfect atmosphere for our event. You will definitely be hearing from us in the future for events. Have a great day!”
Kaitlyn Reeder / Health Equity

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