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Shonnie Murrell and Funk Potion #9
Known by her stage name "Shonnie" Murrell, LaShonda Antrionette Harris was born on July 19 in Jonesboro, Louisiana and raised in Houston, Texas. She has been singing and playing instruments since the age of 3.
Shonnie is a graduate from Sharpstown High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Grambling State University. Shonnie can contribute her showmanship on percussion to her years she spent marching in the Grambling State World Famed Tiger Marching band. She also held the highest position in the band as “Master Drill Sgt.” and was one of the main reality personalities on the hit BET show, “Season of the Tiger”. From this she landed a spot on 106th and Park, BET Awards and other television appearances.
Funk Potion #9, which she names when performing with her full rhythm section and band, loves to give her fans the greatest performance on earth. Shonnie believes that her energy and engaging the audience are two key elements that are important to accomplish this feat! She is most of the time compared to Sheila E., Erykah Badu, and Missy Elliot because of her ability to mix her sound, lyrical, 2nd- Line , GOGO music and visual poetry all together. Some notables that Shonnie & Funk Potion #9 has performed with or opened for include: Most recent, San Antonio Mardi Gras Festival Headliners (2 yrs.), Austin, TX Crawfish Festival Headliner, Women Who Rock Festival Houston, TX , Sugars (3 sold out performances) , Seersuckers & Sundresses Atlanta, GA , Percussionist for CholexHalle & Uche from American Idol at Houston Mayors Spectacular Event (2022) , Performer for Dikembe Mutumbo Congo Foundation, National Anthem at George R. Brown Convention Center , KPC Convention , SeerSeekers & Sundresses in Atlanta, GA, National Anthem Singer for Pelicans vs Thunder , Cameo Real Housewives of of Atlanta , Percussionist for Legendary group SWITCH. opening act for LEELA JAMES, MAJOR., RICK ROSS, LIL WAYNE, MACHSAWN100, WARREN G, LETOYA LUCKETT, the late great AL JARREAU and FRANK MCCOMB, to name a few. Her performances have taken her all over the world!