It Was Written...or was it? One might think in the 8th generation paternal grandson of famed writer and the state of Pennsylvania founder, William Penn and 7th generation maternal grandson of English Painter Joshua Reynolds would be singing baby Einstein lullabies in the crib while re-creating Munch courtesy of Crayola prepping for his life as the next great American artist!
Not Sean Austin. In true Generation X form, it took a Seattle based grunge band and their ode to teenage confusion and suicide in â€œJeremyâ€ where he found his calling. Since that defining moment, Austin has dedicated his life to cultivating his craft- writing, arranging, and recording some of the most heartfelt music with a modern-day twist on classic story-telling. Think Edgar Allen Poe in a flannel shirt on Quaaludes.
Like many burgeoning artists, Austin honed his skills performing at any local concert, showcase or house party that would allow his one-man band to play. So much so that heâ€™s become a staple in New York Cityâ€™s underground talent sector and is a favored guest in many of the downtown open mic venues including Kennyâ€™s, Acme Underground, Arleneâ€™s Grocery and the famed CBGBâ€™s. A self-trained musician who plays by ear and can list the bass, acoustic and electric guitars, piano and drums as instruments he can perform well, what we have today is a strong and talented musician, who gives you his raw element, nothing fake or manufactured.
Currently, Austin is recording his anticipated debut â€œ2nd Nature â€ with notable producer P.J. Bianco from Denise Richâ€™s 785 Music Group which has written music for some of the most respected artist of our time including Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blidge and Celine Dion. Most recently, Bianco is credited for discovering and developing top 40 sensation, The Jonas Brothers. The album will feature mid and up-tempo songs written and arranged by Austin leading with the first single â€œFall Upâ€, a modern-day retro-inspired club song which sounds as if it were written for Depeche Mode followed by â€œThrough The Windâ€ which is sure to be in heavy rotation on Top-40 stations worldwide.
In the age of single sensations, my-space phenomenonâ€™s and ring-tone singers, Sean Austin is geared up and ready to re-introduce true artistry and musicianship. Though heâ€™s also quick to point out the calls from Dublin, London & Stockholm looking to book him for shows, thatâ€™s heâ€™s over 750,000 profile views on myspace and the legions of teenage girls vying for a place in his heart to all the industry suits who inquire. When asked of his other musical influences Austin will run down many familiar and beloved names- The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Trent Reznor, Jimi Hendrix and Bryan Adams but it all comes back to Pearl Jam. Jeremy spoke to him that day!
Sean Austin-lead singer/ryth guitar
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kevin hunter-lead guitar
Sean Austin EP available on Itunes.com
"Fall Up" Produced and written by Sean Austin and PJ Bianco,scheduled to appear on Club LA by Rock Star Video Games
Sean Austin "Next Man Up"
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Up and Rising
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Sean Austin "Never Get So Far"
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Set's are approx 45 to 50 mins
1. Thru The Wind
2. Fall Up
3. Never Get So Far
5. Am I Alone
6. One Chance
7. In Vein