Special thanks to Ayala Or-El for making it happen.
AND a special thanks to those photographers letting me use their art!
It is a proud moment for me as an Israeli!
I hope those of you who can read hebrew enjoy the article.
I hope those of you who can’t read hebrew, read some of the other articles around 🙂 Haha
Have a great weekend e’rybody 🙂
Had a great show tonight in Miami with Enrique Iglesias.
The video above shows the live performance. We actually start playing “Duele El Corazon” at 3:11 if you wanna jump to it.
You can always follow me on Snapchat (@SeanHmusic) for extra backstage content.
Don’t forget to turn on the HD, the stage looked amazing!
Morning everyone 🙂
As I prepare to take off to Miami to perform with Enrique Iglesias at this years Univision Award show – Premios Juventus ,
I wanted to share with you this cool article where I got to represent some Los Angeles love.
Cool feature in this months’ “Cigars & Leisure” magazine, which is half about me, half about Los Angeles…through my eyes 🙂
Hope you enjoy it….and I hope I sleep the entire flight haha.
For cool content from rehearsals and show on July 13th and 14th, follow “My Story” on Snapchat.
My handle (as usual) is @SeanHMusic, or you can just scan this:
Photos in the article are by Ash Starkweather, Mark Doyle & Meredith Gillhespy
Good morning 🙂
Today I wanted to post an interview that I did for ThatsMyGig.com recently.
I have to say, this is by far the most in depth interview I’ve done to date.
They really went deep into the key to success in the music business and it was my pleasure
to answer those questions as best as I could.
We talk about typical auditions in LA, what MD’s are looking for, the writing scene, Do’s and Don’t in the music biz etc.
It’s a very informative piece and they definitely did their research before interviewing me.
Hope you enjoy 🙂
Have a great week.
Pic by @TheStoryAList
Here’s an interview I did the other day with Harriet Kaplan from SoCalMusicToday.com.
We talked about Israel and my early influences with music and family.
We also talked about the song writing process and the SoBar in Jerusalem 🙂
That picture by the way, was taken by my wife back in the day for Eastman Guitars 🙂
My friend Orlin Nikolov hit me up after seeing all the tabloid press in Bulgaria and asked if he could interview me.
I was happy to oblige.
Here is the actual interview – The only interview I did for Bulgarian press.
Here’s the loose translation of the interview in English 🙂
“I looked for Sean, because I read piles of rubbish sites, anonymous materials on how “Creole from the group of Enrique” was attacked “atrocities in the middle of Sofia”, “Enrique involved in ugly action” – we all know the style of tabloids and this will not surprise anyone. The worst lie was, however, another – that he will remember this incident with Bulgaria. And as recently I know Sean personally, I -decided to check what exactly the truth was. Yellow news are not interesting, so this conversation involves mainly music:
– Hello, Sean! I’m glad that we’re talking again! How are you doing?
What’s up Orlin? 🙂
It was so nice to finally meet you in person the other day.
I’m doing good man, happy to be home and can’t wait for our next show.
– Tell us about your work with Enrique –
What can I say? I had the privilege of joining Enrique and his camp in August of last year and it’s been an incredible experience ever since. Great band, great crew, great boss. What more could I ask for?
I get to travel the world and perform Enrique’s hits in front of thousands of screaming fans. It’s a great feeling.
– We’ve noticed that you didn’t move a lot on that stage that last concert in Sofia
Yeah my knee was a little banged up from an incident we had the night before.
I hope you still enjoyed everyone’s performances.
– Tell us about this weird accident that happened in the center of the town
Eh, not much to say, it could have happened anywhere.
It was just a freak accident.
While a few of us were walking to dinner in downtown Sofia, we came across a couple of punks who were looking for a fight. They started beating our bass player out of nowhere.
While the other guitarist and I rushed to help him we had a quick little altercation. Nothing major at all. Everyone escaped unharmed except for my knees, haha. They just got scraped when I fell on the floor. Like I said, nothing major. These things unfortunately happen all over the world and I’m very thankful no one got hurt. I’m also thankful to the good Samaritans (locals and foreigners) who came to help us out and made sure we all got back to the hotel safely.
– And did this accident affect you – some yellow newspapers said it will be the thing that you’ll remember Sofia by
Not at all…maybe it will go in the vault of my tour stories!
I have some wonderful friends in L.A. that are from Bulgaria.
I’ve also made some nice friends in Bulgaria (like yourself).
What I DO remember is a GREAT show with awesome fans! Also, a guy in the crowd proposed to his girlfriend (now fiancé) on the stage that night.
– We love your other band, Smash Mouth – do you have some new material? When can we expect a new album, we are waiting for new songs since 2012
You know, Enrique’s been keeping me very busy on the road.
I haven’t done a show with Smash Mouth in a few months now. But to the best of my knowledge from talking to the guys, they are working on some new material.
We also have a live album that is coming out, but it’s through Sony…so, I’m not sure what their plans are for releasing it. It’s really cool actually. It sounds amazing. Our drummer Jason Sutter produced it and it came out awesome!
– And if Smash Mouth goes on a European Tour, would you consider performing again in Sofia
I’d love to come to Sofia again, with Smash Mouth, Enrique Iglesias, or just for fun with my wife.
I hope it will be sooner rather than later.
See you soon on a stage near you 🙂
Hi Everyone 🙂
It has been brought to my attention that there are some tabloid articles about Enrique’s band’s involvement in an incident in Bulgaria that have been completely taken out of context and manipulated.
Here’s what actually happened:
A few of us were walking in a totally safe part of town in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Our bass player got attacked in front of us out of NOWHERE by 2 guys.
Me and the other guitarist yelled at them and kind of rushed them a bit to get the attention off of our bass player.
They left him alone and came after us.
Once we were all free, we ran for it and tried to get into the busier area, with a lot of people.
They ran after us, but eventually gave up. We went back quickly with some other locals to see if our female singer was OK, but she was already back at the hotel, thankfully.
I just wanted to go on record and say that although it was an unfortunate event, I personally think Bulgaria is awesome.
The people are so friendly and warm.
And from my experience, other than some weird altercation we had the night before the show, I didn’t encounter any racism or violence in Bulgaria, ever.
In fact, I saw a lot of people that were ashamed this had happened to us in THEIR country.
They all felt horrible and assumed that we got a bad taste of their wonderful country.
I didn’t get a bad taste.
As I’ve said before, these things happen sometimes. They are senseless acts of violence and they unfortunately occur worldwide.
They do not reflect my thoughts about Bulgaria in any way.
I’m glad that we were all more or less unharmed and I hope you all believe me when I say we had a GREAT time in Bulgaria with all of Enrique’s fans!
The concert was awesome! It was a sold out show and the fans were amazing!
I look forward to returning there soon.
Thank you for all the kind wishes.
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.