Brisbane-based kickboxer turned singer-songwriter, Shanon Watkins writes ‘music to make you happy’.
His special brand of optimistic pop-rock, his penchant for puppetry and his loveable ginger-haired Dad vibes are charming the socks off his growing fan base.
Shanon recently released his debut album, ‘Everything I Have’, and is playing a ‘welcome to summer’ launch party in Brisbane this weekend (1 December) with McDermott & North.
Ahead of the show, Shanon shares his favourite movie quotes of all-time.
1: 'Zoolander' (2001)This is one of my all-time favourite movies with so many classic one-liners it was hard to pick which one. If you’ve seen the movie, you know why a picked this quote. “What is this a centre for ANTs! The building has to be at least… three times bigger than this!”
2: 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' (2004)Oh gees, I am laughing just reading these quotes. Brilliant. Again so many funny quotes when this movie came out; I must have watched it 15 times a week always quoting it to my mate. “Sex Panther! They've done studies, you know. 60 per cent of the time, it works every time.”
3: 'The Hangover' (2009)This is a crazy, funny movie. For me, 'Alan' (Zach Galifianakis) who says this quote made it for me. Piss funny so good. Who let the dogs out. “It’s not a man purse. It’s called a satchel. Indiana Jones wears one.”
4: 'Deadpool' (2016)Who doesn’t like Deadpool?! Marvel Comics, Ryan Reynolds. You know it’s gunna be funny. “I’m about to do to you what Limp Bizkit did to music in the late '90s.”
5: 'Pulp Fiction' (1994)Classic action Quentin Tarantino movie. It was so cool saying this line word-for-word in school pretending to be a real bad-ass. But that was as close as I got to be an actual bad-ass.
“Ezekiel 25:17. The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children.
"And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.”