Shannon DeLong is the brilliant artist and founder of 17Saints and represents ground zero for the band. It is his vision and uncommon ability of song-craft that has been the catalyst for all that has followed. Shannon has worked with many contemporaries in a variety of capacities. From recording demos for the then fledgling artist Jeffery Gaines to working and performing with Robert Hazard, author Girls Just Want to have fun, the huge hit of Cyndi Lauper’s. An earlier act of Shannon’s was managed by the legendary songwriter-producer Richard Gottherer who groomed and presented that act to Seymour Stein, his co-founder of Sire Records. Shannon’s talents permeate every frequency and space in the music of 17Saints. With finely honed lyrics his voice’s message takes hold in new listeners.
Cori D. Mattice was born in San Diego, California. Having lived in Kansas, Tennessee and Illinois, she now resides in Virginia where she has been a mortician for over a decade. In 2000, she formed The Splints performing bass and vocals. The band went on to release two albums.
One with Lightning Rock Records, recorded at Electric Audio with Steve Albini. In 2005, she became a founding member of the Memphis Roller Derby, and played for The PrisKilla Presleys. Starting in 2005 through 2016, her modeling career included various publications and spokes-model for Lucky Mule Clothing, Memphis International Film Fest and Spooky Movie International Film Fest. In 2007, she formed The Scissor List performing both vocals and bass, releasing one album. In 2007, she also had a title role in the film adaptation of cult classic comic character Cadavera, by Mike McCarthy. In 2009, she joined Fingers Like Saturn performing lead vocals. Their vinyl was released in 2019 on Black and Wyatt Records, Memphis. The album was recorded at Sun Studios. In 2009, Cori played the lead role in Cigarette Girl, with their world premiere in Perth, Australia. In 2010 through 2015, she was the owner of Horror Pin Up Calendars and started her horror burlesque troupe, The Deadly Delights. During that time, Cori won the title of Miss Rumble 2011. Throughout 2010-2015 she was a cast member of Monster Madhouse and had appearances on Count Gore De Vol.