Sean Mormelo

Sean Mormelo

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Riffy acoustic rock, lightly toasted with alternative country and soulful blues...

Biography

Sean Mormelo
trou·ba·dour tr b -d r

• A strolling minstrel.

• A singer, to sing, fr. a kind of singing, a melody, song

Sean Mormelo is a Troubadour in the classic sense of the word. After questioning his true direction, Sean has finally come to understand and embrace his musical destiny. Living and breathing music 24/7, his craving for adventure, travel and meeting new people, and the inability to focus on anything but music, has lead Sean to embark on his current path. The release of his 2nd solo CD, "Troubadour”, kicked off a new and exciting chapter in which Sean will be hitting the road full time to focus on playing Colleges, Festivals, Music Conferences, and clubs across the country.

Sean's live performances are where his talent stands out among the myriad of other solo singer songwriters. His guitar playing is accomplished and rich, and his expressive vocal range soars from a low growl to a piercing high tenor. With these versatile skills, Sean can sing and play anything from very intricate Dave Matthews style acoustic with complex bluesy vocal riffing on top, to SRV style Texas Blues, to expressive finger style, or subtle beautifully melodic voicings. You just have to see a show to experience the depth of his skills as a solo performer. Sean is also an accomplished Multi-instrumentalist equally adept on acoustic, electric, Bass guitar, keys, percussion, and harmonica. Known as a harmony God, Sean gracefully covers all areas of vocal arranging and singing including lead, harmony, and backup vocals. In addition to musicianship, Sean is also a skilled recording engineer and producer and he continues to produce and recorded a number of other Singer-Songwriters through the company he co-founded, Full Refusal Music Group.

Sean's first Solo CD “Real”, was released in 2002 to rave reviews and impressive sales. Events that coincided with the release of “Real” are in May 4 th 2002 the Sean Mormelo Band took the Stage at Sunfest in West Palm Beach, Florida to open for Edgar Winter. Other accomplishments include showcasing slots at the 2002 Nashville New Music Conference(2NMC) & the USA Songwriting Competition. Sean also participated in the groundbreaking first year of Tourbaby, a showcase sponsored by CDBABY.COM and Discmakers.

Born in New Jersey, raised in Florida, and currently residing in Alaska, Sean has performed in countless venues across North America winning legions of fans from Alaska to Mexico.He recently relocated from Alaska to Nashville,TN and will begin playing locally and touring regionally this summer, fall winter, and into next spring. Some exiting new changes to his solo live show are on the way as well as the addition of a live band.

Factoids about Sean: Loves his co-dependant cats, misses his friends and family, rarely watches TV but is curiously addicted to the Weather Channel, is a computer geek and gearhead, spends many hours a day online and has withdrawals if disconnected, is a budding web designer, graphic designer, video editor, and slave to digital media

Lyrics

I'll Stand

Written By: Sean Mormelo

I’ll Stand

© 2004 Sean Mormelo

She said my prospects were rosy
For an encounter with another man outside her door
Darling that man don’t know me, or care for you anymore
Cause I’ll take you how I can get you
And think about all the consequences later on cause
From the moment I saw you, baby my innocence was gone

Well it’s all been fairytales and make believe up till now
I’m caught up in your sails, I don’t wanna break free
I want to show you how

(chorus)
I’ll stand in your doorway, stand in your doorway
While the others, fade away
I’ll stand in your doorway, stand in your doorway
While the others fade away….

Her and her man don’t talk much now
He’s been outta town almost every night and everyday
She comes to me when he’s not around, but I
Can’t stand when she goes away…yea

Cause this twisted web you’ve woven swallowed me
Right from the start, from the start
I’ll play this game you’ve chosen, we’re not playin fair
But we’re playing by the heart

(chorus)

She don’t know how she’s ever gonna leave him
Just get away get away
But time will allow and I know that her and I
Will be together someday yea….

Well it’s all been fairytales and make believe up till now
I’m caught up in your sails, I don’t wanna break free
I want to show you how

(chorus-out)

Troubadour

Written By: Sean Mormelo

Troubadour

© 2004 Sean Mormelo

I cracked a cold one of that Sierra Nevada Ale
My life had just begun, and babe I ain’t about to fail
I had just broken free from the bondage that enraptured me so long
I was determined to get what I wanted I was strumming my own song

There were so many roads I followed, so many years on my own
Mystified by the tragedy, the road is my home

(chorus)
I am the troubadour traveling forevermore
I am the troubadour got to find that road
That leads me to your door…Na na na

See me and the warm sun, we don’t exactly see eye to eye
Up on a high mountain on a cool summer night I could melt into the sky
See I met this crazy little baby in an alpine bar
we made love in the back of my van she said make me believe
that you love me tonight honey and I’ll make you believe that you can

That was back when the wind blew true, back in the heart of my youth
Once again now I’m breakin free, embracing the truth….yea that

(chorus)
I am the troubadour traveling forevermore
I am the troubadour got to find that road
That leads me to your door…Na na na

I guess I’ll be searching for something I may never find
Which ever way I go I leave no regrets behind…yea.

(chorus-out)

Is Anybody Drivin You Wild?

Written By: Sean Mormelo

Is Anybody Drivin You Wild?

© 2004 Sean Mormelo

Yesterday we were lovers waitin on the good life
Now today we’re only friends, didn’t see the storm rise
I turned out to be a passing phase to you,
Oh but you meant more to me, you wrote a tragedy
and I played the fool

Seems like I could find another to get me through the hard times
Help take my mind off of you, forget about your lies
But any others’ just a substitute for you
Oh I handed you my heart, but you took my soul too

(Chorus)
Does anybody drive you crazy?
Does anybody drive you wild, Oh
Is anybody lovin you all night long?
Oh I’m asking you my child, Is anybody drivin you wild?

Now I spend my nights without waitin here all alone
And the madness eating through me, tearing out the telephone
Reliving memories of holding you so long
Oh the softness of you voice darling where did I go wrong?

(Chorus)
Does anybody drive you crazy?
Does anybody drive you wild, Oh
Is anybody lovin you all night long?
Oh I’m asking you my child, Is anybody drivin you wild?

Down came the thunder and the lightning from the sky
Then a brilliant streak of stardust filled my eyes
In an instant I was lost in time, oh when we used to be lovers
When you still were mine.

(Chorus-Out)

Discography

"Real"- 2002 10 song full length EP
"Troubadour" - 2004 12 song full length EP
Live CD Release MP3's - Available on website
Live CD release DVD - Spring 2006

Radio airplay:
Regular Rotation www.wholewheatradio.org
Various Internet Radio Stations
KNBA, Anchorage AK

Podcast:
Show Name Date Played Episode Name Song Played
Accident Hash Aug18 2005 Hash 53 Had Enough
Kilians Podkost Sep 08 2005 Kilians Podkost #019 Had Enough
Aardvarks' Nest Aardvarks Nest (Show 16) Aardvarks Nest (Show 16) Had Enough
Vida Tech! Aug25 2005 Vida Tech #53 Listen
Ordinary Average Guy Aug29 2005 Boy, do we have things to talk about/ Episode 30 Tonight
Ordinary Average Guy Aug29 2005 Boy, do we have things to talk about/ Episode 30 Had Enough
Ordinary Average Guy Aug29 2005 Boy, do we have things to talk about/ Episode 30 Listen
Ordinary Average Guy Sep20 2005 Episode 34 Troubadour
Ordinary Average Guy Oct3 2005 Episode 36 Is Anybody Driving You Wild
Ordinary Average Guy Sep26 2005 Episode 35 Ill Stand
Ordinary Average Guy Sep6 2005 Who's responsible here/Episode 31 The Ride
Ordinary Average Guy Nov20 2005 Episode 43 Long Way From Home
Ordinary Average Guy Oct22 2005 Episode 39 Say It Again
Accident Hash Aug31 2005 Hash 58 Getting Older - Live Acoustic - Troubadour CD Release Party
LoveHouse Radio Sep2 2005 LoveHouse Radio Listen
LoveHouse Radio Sep20 2005 LoveHouse Radio Episode 13 Had Enough
LoveHouse Radio Sep9 2005 LoveHouse Radio Episode 11 Change Your Head
LoveHouse Radio Sep13 2005 LoveHouseRadio Episode 12 Ill Stand
Lista de Exitos Oct2 2005 Sean Mormelo Troubadour
Lista de Exitos Oct2 2005 Sean Mormelo The Ride
Lista de Exitos Oct2 2005 Sean Mormelo Long Way From Home
Lista de Exitos Oct2 2005 Sean Mormelo Say It Again
Mrs Bs Patriot World Podcast Oct15 2005 Show #29 Pats vs. Atlanta Had Enough
Accident Hash Oct4 2005 Hash #69 Tonight - Live Acoustic - Troubadour CD Release Party
Codigo Livre Oct10 2005 Codigo Livre 45 Say It Again
MyPod Oct18 2005 Episode 4 Tonight
Pod Weather Oct13 2005 Weathering The Sound #1 Tonight
Tech Podcast Oct12 2005 #007 Had Enough
Grand Rapids Podcasts Oct26 2005 Not Played Had Enough
IT Conversations Oct20 2005 PopTech 2005 Had Enough
DJAJ Oct29 2005 Me-less Mix #1 Had Enough
Alaska Podshow Oct31 2005 The Alaska Podshow #10 Had Enough
GaiaCast Nov06 2005 Episode One (Our second) Had Enough
South News Pipeline Nov25 2005 cast 9 Say It Again
Intralog podcast Nov11 2005 Intralog Podcast #18 Had Enough
ZeroDay Revolution Nov12 2005 Not Played Had Enough
Podsafe Music Daily Nov15 2005 PMD #2 11-15-2005 Say It Again
Podsafe Music Daily Nov15 2005 PMD #2 11-15-2005 Had Enough
Another Everyday life in Tokyo Nov26 2005 Another Everyday life in Tokyo Vol. 6 Is Anybody Driving You Wild
Daily Source Code 281 Not Played Had Enough
The Random Show Nov21 2005 TRS 3 Had Enough
kaflooey Dec7 2005 Kaflooey Show #004 Had Enough
What's Happening In Tokyo Nov25 2005 WHIT-11-25-2005 Had Enough
Ulrik Poulsen Dec2 2005 002: IKEA og så godnat! Had Enough
Ulrik Poulsen Dec6 2005 006: Ups, det blev sent... Say It Again
MyPod Nov22 2005 Episode 9 Getting Older - Live Acoustic - Troubadour CD Release Party
The Jo Ann and Stacy Show Nov22 2005 Jo Ann and Stacy Show Listener Feedback for Survivor Guatemala Episode 10 Listen
The Late Night Cast Nov28 2005 The Late Night Cast Show #1 Had Enough
Lynn Parsons Dec16 2005 Show 019 Had Enough
Alaska Podshow Dec9 2005 The Alaska Podshow #27 Change Your Head
Podsafe Music Daily Dec14 2005 PMD #23 Wednesday 12-14-2005 Had Enough
HistoryPodcast Dec13 2005 Episode 1 Had Enough
The ANC Podcast Dec15 2005 Episode 14 Had Enough
Podsafe Music Daily Dec16 2005 PMD #25 Friday 12-16-2005 Had Enough

Set List

Setlist varies depending on type of gig. Originals only preferred. Set lengths 40-45 minutes.

Extensive repertoire of covers if needed (400-500) from Beatles, Eagles, James Taylor, Zep, Hendrix, Black Crows, STP, Train, John Mayer, etc. Covering all era's of Rock, Pop, and Folk Rock and even some country. Sean is incorporatings a looper and drum machine into some gigs for a fuller band sound, very unique.

For complete songlist, please e-mail laura@seanmormelo.com.