Well, as you probably all know, we have a US summer tour coming up soon at a town near you 🙂
Check out the dates up here and also on my Upcoming Shows page.
Gonna be a fun time with the gang.
Looking forward to seeing you all on the road. Hit me up on my social media links – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or even my email any time…oh, and also @SeanHMusic on Snapchat
for funny day by day road shenanigans.
This time, they hit me up to write a few tips about touring.
Some notes that touring musicians might find useful on the road.
So here you go, here are my Digital Bus -Tour Tips for the professional musician (or anyone else interested) 🙂
Hope you enjoy.
Hit me up if you have any questions as always.
So, I got this video for you fans and gear heads, and just people in general 🙂
It’s a time lapse FROM load in right up to our show intro and first song.
The video was shot in at Waterfest, Leach Ampitheater, Oshkosh, WI on 7.9.15
Do yourself a favor and hit the HD button 😉
* Main dude setting up keys and drums, the star of the vid – Robbie Cope
* Around 40 seconds in, you see Mike get very involved in his new rig, still working out some of the cool details that it can do!
* 1:05 – Jason comes out to help Robbie with tuning the new heads etc.
* 1:18 – Notice the guy (rigger I believe) climbing up the rope ladder onto the truss (on the left) to aim lighting at us 😛
(Couldn’t pay me enough to ever do that!)
* 1:28 – As they continue to set the lighting for the show we start first song for sound check.
* 1:36 – Second song for sound check!
* 1:42 – Third song for sound check 🙂
* 1:50 – Fade into DOORS JUST OPENED Cam! So, what you’re seeing is our drums on the right, covered. Randy’s drums
(Drummer for “Toad The Wet Sprocket“) on the left riser, where the keys were before (they are now on the floor in back
of the riser).
As people start to poor in, the local band “Sushi Roll” takes the stage with all the hits and nothing BUT the hits!
* 2:03 – “Tonic” takes the stage as people keep rolling in.
* 2:10 – Fade to stage change over between “Toad The Wet Sprocket” and the “Smash Mouth” stage. The crowd is READY to rock!
* 2:37 – Robbie starts the show after getting his cue from Blake Williams (Monitor Engineer) and Patrick Bojanic (FOH Engineer/TM etc.).
And, back to real time speed. If you’ve seen any of our shows in the last year and a half, you know this intro (created By Patrick Bojanic)
These mice aren’t doing it justice, this intro is BANGIN’!!!!
Only to be experienced correctly live and in person!
Then – 4:05 – “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”
What a GREAT show last night in O’Fallon, MO. By far the BEST crowd in the whole tour…so far 🙂
It was the 4th of July and they were there to celebrate Independence Day in all it’s glory.
I got this great footage from my #GoPro on my Bogner Shiva Amp last night and had to share it!
Little insider fun facts:
At about 2:15 I disappear…I actually got up on the drum and keyboard riser to hang with Jason and Michael.
Then, at 3:08, I got off our stage and went to hang with the Sign Language Interpreter in her area…she was
more than a little surprised 😛
At 4:18…I look at my tech Tyler and let him know I need guitar picks for the fans, to which he responds by giving me
a bag of them at 5:18 while taking my guitar from me.
There ya have it!
I encourage you to watch it in Hi res and listen with headphones to Patrick Bojanic’s great sound engineering!
So, last night we had a show in Pueblo, CO. Small town with a lot of hungry fans for good music.
It was a nice evening and I was trying to decide where to put the GoPro for the night…as you can see,
it ended up by bridge of my Swamp Ash Les Paul.
I also put a cam/mic up by the FOH sound booth in order to capture the great sounds Patrick Bojanic
was mixing for us.
At about 15 seconds in, I tried to pose for a little photo bombing…not sure if I made it into the picture
because I had to start playing 😛
Would love to see the pic if it’s out there!
Solo is at 1:37.
OK…enjoy….I gotta go get to sound check in Arvada, CO.
Have a great day.
First off, make sure you watch this in hi res for full effect and keep the volume a bit lower since
you’re listening to STAGE volume…pretty loud 🙂
So here are a few funny things about this video –
You’ll see about 30 seconds in that I’m looking back at my rig. What I’m looking at is my RJM Effects Gizmo unit to see if it’s getting MIDI and changing my sounds.
I see the unit isn’t getting my MIDI Program change commands so I call my awesome guitar tech Tyler Dragness to come over. As he comes over, you can hear him sing “More baby” with me and crackin’ me up!
I tell him what’s going on and he goes to check it about a minute into the vid.
At about 1:22 I’m cheering up our Sound Engineer and Tour Manager Patrick Bojanic by chanting “Go Paddie, Go Paddie” into
my mic (you can’t really hear it, but HE can) 🙂
Around 1:35, I check that what Tyler did worked, and it did…apparently he had just put the MIDI cable into the output rather
than the input, causing a little mixup (as he tells me at 2:30).
At 1:59 I royally screw up and make a stupid face 😛
And that’s about it folks 🙂
Hope you enjoyed the insight into the sound check and hearing “Can’t Get Enough of You baby” in a more…special way.
Hey everybody 🙂
Man, it is NOT easy to edit all the content that I have on the bus.
But since I’ve got a few hours in a hotel room, here ya go…some cool footage from my GoPro of the song
“Getaway Car” form our our summer tour 2015 featuring “Tonic“, “Toad The West Sprocket” and “Smash Mouth” 🙂
Enjoy…and give me some ideas of cool spots for the Go Pro 🙂
You can always follow me for cool stuff on Twitter, Insta, FB, Tumblr, Pinterest and even Email.
Oh, I’m also doing a lot of broadcasting with #Periscope these days, so follow me (@SeanHmusic) and check it out hit me up and ask me questions or just come say hi 🙂
Here we are, spring is in the air (allergies) and the summer is nearly upon us!!!
Although we haven’t been given the OK to post ALL the dates yet, there are a bunch of them
already up on the mapand the engines are revving!
For those of you who don’t know yet, we will be out with our boys Tonic & Toad The Wet Sprocket…as you can see
on the flyer on top 🙂 Gonna be killer!!!!
Well, it’s been a bit since I posted anything on my website, my bad…but let’s fix that now!
As many of you know (since you were there), we had a great summer tour with Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler & Uncle Kracker.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s the link…and I expect to see you next year haha 🙂
We’ve been keeping busy on the road every week since we got off the tour and we’re looking forward to a busy fall as well.
You can find us performing in Hawaii as well as Disney World’s Food and Wine Festival this October.
I hope to see you there!
There are a BUNCH of new pics on the “Fans Page“(go tag yourself) and as usual, you can find me on Insta & Twitter (@SeanHMusic) if you wanna reach out.