John Shanks Bio

(American songwriter)

Relationship Statistics of John Shanks

What is John Shanks marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did John Shanks get married ? (married date):September 10, 1994
Is John Shanks having any relationship affair ?: No
Is John Shanks gay ?: No
Who is John Shanks wife ? (name):Colleen Coffey

More about the relationship

John Shanks is a married man. He married Colleen Coffey on 10th September 1994.

Colleen’s grandfather Alfonso Albrizio was the one who would walk her down the aisle but twelve days before their wedding, he died in his Greenwich Village jewelry store.

Their wedding was attended by friends and family. They exchanged vows by candlelight on the shore of the Lake in front of 90 guests. His best man was Bob Thiele Jr.

Shanks took her to the Bow Bridge at the Lake in Central Park. He got on the knee and proposed her. Colleen is an actress who was in the movie The Lawnmower Man. 

Who is John Shanks?

John Shanks is an American songwriter, record producer, and guitarist known for soundtracks Condorito: The Movie and Who’s Doing the Dishes?

On 13th February 2019, Normans Rare Guitars shared a video John Shanks with surprise guest Chris Isaak.

John Shanks- Early Life

John Matthew Shanks was born on 18th December 1964 in New York City, US. He is the son of Bob Shanks and Ann Zane Shanks.

John moved to Los Angeles when he was 17 years old. He attended the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California.

John Shanks- Professional career

In the year 1988, John Shanks began playing in Melissa Etheridge‘s band. He enjoyed his writing success in the early 1990s with tracks for Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, and Tuck & Patti.

In 1995, he reunited with Etheridge when he collaborated with her on songs for Your Little Secret. 

Similarly, he worked with Etheridge for several years and co-produced Breakdown. Likewise, in 2001, he produced many tracks for Stevie Nicks like Trouble in Shangri-La. Also, he co-wrote the first single Every Day with Damon Johnson.


As a composer, John has worked in Somebody Like You, One Heart, Welcome to My Truth, You’re My Better Half, Have a Nice Day, Welcome to Wherever You Are, Once in a Lifetime, Lost Highway, Born Again Tomorrow and many others.

TV series

He has appeared in TV series, X Factor in 2014 and The Ashlee Simpson Show in 2004.


  • 2000: It’s My Life
  • 1986: Livin’ On A Prayer
  • 1994: Always
  • 1992: Bed of Roses
  • 1986: You Give Love A Bad Name
  • 1986: Wanted Dead or Alive
  • 1988: I’ll Be There For You
  • 1986: Never Say Goodbye
  • 1984: Runaway
  • 2005: Have a Nice Day
  • 1995: This Ain’t a Long Song
  • 1988: Born To Be My Baby
  • 1992: In These Arms
  • 1992: Keep the Faith
  • 2002: Misunderstood


John Shanks won Grammy Award for Producer of the Year in Non-Classical.

John Shanks- Net worth

The estimated net worth of John is $1 million US. The average salary of a musician is $43,000 US.

As a music producer, he has an average salary of $26k-$124k US. John has a house in Beverly Hills, California, US.

Body Features, Social Media

He has dark hair and brown eyes.

He has around 36.2k followers on Instagram. Likewise, he follows Neal Katyal, Jake Tapper, and Joe Biden.

Similarly, he has 26.6k followers on Twitter. He joined Twitter since August 2009.


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