Interview with “Digital Tour Bus”

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Hey everybody 🙂

First time I met the “Digital Tour Bus” guys, was on the road with Smash Mouth in 2013 during the “Under The Sun” Tour.
They shot a “Bus Invaders” episode about our bus...during which Steve made sure to point out my drawer
of vitamins and protein powders haha 🙂

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.

Time to go work out.
Have a great day.

Sean

Big Blend Magazine Article

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So stoked to see the followup article to our radio show together.
The ladies at “Big Blend Radio“, Lisa and Nancy, wrote this piece on me.
Go check it out right here.

Photos taken by Jessica Katharsys (Left) & Lior Keter (Top Right).

Enjoy 🙂

Sean

Big Blend Radio Interview

Big Blend Radio

Just had a great chat with Lisa and Nancy on their radio show Big Blend Radio.
We chatted about Israel, South Africa, Touring with #EnriqueIglesias and #SmashMouth, influences in music etc.


You can listen to the show right here

For anyone listening who is interested in my songs that they played, here are the links:

Followed – Glenna Bree
Right This Time – Shane Simon

Also, the music foundations I work with who support young musicians in NJ and Israel 🙂
* The Project Matters
* The SoBar Jerusalem

Enjoy!

Sean

Interview with Mark Papadatos of DigitalJournal.com

 

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Hi everyone 🙂

I just got done with a show in Russia and saw that my interview with Mark Papadatos got published.
He had some cool questions about working with different artists, including Enrique Iglesias and Anna Nalick.
We also chatted about daily motivation, charities I work with and what I might like to say to the fans etc.
Anyway, cool quick interview with some nice questions.

HERE YA GO

Oh, also…if you’re into any of the people/charities I mentioned there…here are some hyperlinks for ya 🙂

* Pic by Alan Cortes

* Charities mentioned “SoBar Jerusalem” & “The Project Matters
  FYI, The SoBar is currently (as I’m writing this) running a fundraiser for a youth center.
  Please go check it out if you feel so inclined. It would mean a lot to them, and to me as well.

Michael “Nomad” Ripoll  (Musical Director & Guitarist for “Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds“) who wrote #TheCareerGuitarist
  Really cool e-Book series with guide lines for future musicians who want to get in the game.

That’s it 🙂
Enjoy the read

Sean

Nice article on MI2N

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Just a quick link to a cool article about me on MI2N

Enjoy 😉

Sean

Joining the “Moody Leather” and Wikipedia families

 

 

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Hi all 🙂
Just wanted to shout out to another new product that I endorse.
I am now a proud owner of “Moody Leather” guitar straps.
Super comfortable, amazing quality.
You can see me use them live with Enrique Iglesias and Smash Mouth all over the world.

Also, I have a new Wikipedia page put up by the awesome Amy Fitzgerald.
Check it out and see if ya learn anything new about me 😉

Looking forward to meeting you all face to face and talking about gear…and other things haha 😉
Got some new EI and SM pics coming along any day now.
Happy to hand them out upon request

Hit me up any time
Instagram, Twitter, Email, Facebook…all the links are on here (top of the page).
Keep in touch :-)

Sean

Photo credit to Alejandro Martinez Photography

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Sound check with Enrique Iglesias, in Abu Dhabi 2015

What’s up everyone 🙂

We recently performed with Enrique Iglesias in Abu Dhabi for the F1 Racing Concert Series.
It was an incredible experience (30K+ People) made even more so when I saw pics of my favorite band
from childhood, Bon Jovi, who had played there a few weeks before us, on the same stage.
Amazing experience!

As usual, I always try to give you guys a cool view of my life on the road, so, here is a clip I recorded of the song
“Takin’ Back My Love” from our sound check.
What you will hear is MAINLY Drums (Van Romaine) and Percussion (Gilmar Gomes).
The bigger BAND sound you are hearing, and any guitars, vocals, keys are all coming from the PA…far away from where I am 😛
Anyway, I think it’s a cool vibe of us on stage.

I hope you enjoy , make sure to turn on the HD 😉
Feel free to reach out as usual and let me know what YOU would like to see (Don’t ask me for Enrique footage, I can’t do that).

You know how to reach me, and in case you don’t…..
Instagram, Twitter, Email, Facebook…all the links are on here (top of the page).
Keep in touch :-)

Sean

FYI, in this video I’m using a Gibson J200, DR Strings &  Ultimate Ears Pro

 

Playing with Mr. Enrique Iglesias

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Wow! It has DEFINITELY been a while since my last blog, so let me get you up to date 🙂

For the past few months I’ve had the pleasure of playing with the awesome “Enrique Iglesias”!
It came right on time, after a great summer tour with “Smash Mouth”.

I’ve also gotten married to my wonderful Fiancée. We had a nice ceremony in Vegas with a bunch of our friends
BETWEEN a few legs of the Enrique tour. It was great to see a lot of people and catch up..and also, get married 😉

In case you’re wondering, no, I haven’t LEFT “Smash Mouth”…that being said, they may move on since I can’t do some of the gigs
as some of you have noticed when you came to see me and I wasn’t there 😛
So…whoever takes over…I’ll make sure and come watch you play when I can haha.
I miss the guys a lot…and you guys (the fans) as well.

Anyway…I gotta hop on a plane to Ecuador right now.
Hit me up any time, you know how to reach me 🙂

Instagram, Twitter, Email, Facebook…all the links are on here (top of the page).
Keep in touch 🙂

Sean

Time lapse video – Smash Mouth Stage

What’s up everyone!

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 😉

Let me give you the scoop on what’s going on in this video 🙂
Song: “Had Enough” – Written by Daniel Brecher, Gregg Cash, Devin Lebsack & Myself

* 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”

Thanks to: Patrick Bojanic, Robbie Cope, Tyler Dragness, Blake Williams and everyone else who helped with this vid.
Also thanks to: Shabat Guitars,  Digitech,  LSL Instruments, Mesa BoogieBogner,  Eastman AcousticsDavid Allen Pickups,  Reunion BluesUltimate Ears  & DR Strings 

Well, that’s it for this one.
You know how to find me…social media 🙂 Links on the top of this page.

Share share share 🙂

Sean

Heritage and Freedom Fest in O’Fallon, MO

 

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!

Gear used:
Shabat Guitars,  Digitech,  LSL Instruments,  Eastman AcousticsDavid Allen PickupsJColoccia Horus Reunion BluesUltimate Ears  & DR Strings 

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