Sean Carey
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Sean Carey

Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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The best kept secret in music

Press


Beautiful, vivid imagery - you have real poetic talent.


10/10 for imagery/poetics
10/10 for prosody
10/10 for how lyric fits music - great american song contest


“Sean Carey is a gifted singer/songwriter.”
-Michael Zager
Producer/Composer/Arranger
Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Performing Arts - Michael Zager


An interesting, original, and striking piece!! The tone puts one in the mind of a pre-Raphaelite painting.


9/10 for Originality
9/10 for Imagery/Poetics - Great American Song Contest


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

Photos

Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Sean Carey began performing at the age of 10, when he played "Dixie" in his 5th grade talent show, following a pair of breakdancers. The crowd went wild...for the breakdancers. Sean promptly put his guitar down and joined a breakin' crew. Despite the fact that his favorite song was the guitar-laden "Rock Box" by Run D.M.C., Sean didn’t see the point in continuing with the guitar, as rap would be his favorite music for all time. When this soon changed, he picked the guitar up again and it was like he never put it down. He could still tear through the old southern favorites like mullets were back in style. Once in high school, he put together a hardcore band and was even straight edge for 8 days. Though not in a row. Upon realizing the world was not nearly as much fun without alcohol, Sean left the band and struck out on his own. He attended college in Chapel Hill, just in time to catch the tail end of a burgeoning music scene. He played with a few bands while there and listened to even more. As a lark, he tried out as the singer for a friend's band. Amazingly enough, he could actually sing. He spent the next few days kicking himself for the years of wasted genius. Then he sang. And sang some more. After graduating from college, he came back up to the northeast and fronted the band, Missing Digit, playing at many of New Jersey's dive bars and strip clubs. Creative differences soon put an end to Missing Digit, though Sean continued to frequent the strip clubs.

Here's where it gets good. After the Digit's demise, Sean decided to concentrate on his solo career. So he did. Within weeks, director Robert Mulligan asked him to record a song for his off-Broadway production of Den of Thieves. Sean began building his celebrity by playing the New York City circuit, at such venues as The Bitter End, The Living Room, The Cutting Room, Don Hill's, CB’s 313 Gallery, Coda, and Kenny's Castaways, and across the country, from California to the New York islands, from the redwood forest to the...sorry...sharing bills with such acts such as Steve Poltz, Tyler Hilton, One Handed Molly, Beaver Nelson, Scrappy Jud Newcomb, Ana Egge, Joshua Radin, and Patty Hurst Shifter. He has also been featured in a number of festivals and organized several very successful benefit shows. After recording a string of demos, Sean is finally in the process of putting together his debut CD, aptly titled "20 minute showers". A demo of one of these songs, Eclipse, won Best Melody, Best Lyrics, Best Chill-Out Track, and Best Potential Soundtrack Song on Garageband.com. Ooh, and he won a T.V. in a raffle at the tender age of nine. That was pretty cool.

Sean's songs range from the sweet and sappy to the hysterical and sardonic, but always brilliant (his own words). His shows consist of a mix of these songs and a smattering of covers that were not meant for a solo acoustic performer whatsoever. Sean Carey truly is an emotional roller coaster, better than CATS, better than E.T. And better looking than the latter. He will remain a force to be reckoned with for weeks to come.