Shannon Birchall is an Australian-born musician, probably best known as the bassist for jam band the John Butler Trio. Birchall is often labeled a virtuoso by different music experts. He is also known for composing and conducting the string sections of the John Butler Trio’s work. Shannon played on You Am I’s 2002 release “Deliverance”. Deborah Conway and Willie Zygier enlisted him to arrange and record on their 2004 album “Summertown”. On 16 May 2007, Birchall was spotted on Australian music quiz show, Spicks and Specks, playing with The Band Who Knew Too Much. Birchall has also consistently performed with James Hullick and the BOLT Ensemble over a 10-year period, recently joining James Hullick’s Strange James band with Hamish Upton on drums.