Sean Peever
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"Ottawa Life, February 2002"

“…one of Ottawa’s best-kept secrets…has been winning raves for his blend of classic songcraft with fleet fingerpicking and a passionate vocal style.” - magazine staff


"Ottawa Citizen, June 2003"

“…fluid fingerpicking style and darkly comical tone…the music serves as an effective platform for his quirky and personal tales.” - Wes Smiderle


"Ottawa Sun, May 2003"

“…Love On The Transitway, boasts 10 songs showcasing Peever’s flair for melody and strong vocals (reminiscent, at times, of Barenaked Lady Steve Page).” - Allan Wigney


"Ian Boyd, Compact Music, Ottawa"

“Certainly one of the finest independent releases I’ve heard this year.” - none


"Ottawa Life, August 2003"

“… (Love On The Transitway) is a delightful mix of rock and folk-style guitar sounds…vocals are solid and the guitar work crisp throughout.” - Jim Donnelly


"Rachel Hauraney, Artistic Committee, The Ottawa Folk Festival, co-host of Wake The Folk Up on CKCU-FM"

“…I have always thought that Sean Peever was a talented guitarist, but his debut disk proves that he is more than that. Wistful and lovelorn, Love on the Transitway reinvigorates the singer/songwriter tradition with shimmering hooks and gorgeously detailed lyrics. Adorned with soulful sounds and scampering rhythms, it's a genuinely immersive listen regardless of your influences. With any luck, this release will do more than just satisfy the old folkies; it'll advance the notion that Sean Peever is more than just another pretty picker.” - none


Discography

Sean released his debut album, Love On The Transitway, in 2003. It's available at the online CD store CD Baby, which also features all of the tracks of his album on the artist bio page :

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/peever

Sean's complete album tracks are also featured on the Roots Music Canada and New Music Canada websites :
http://www.rootsmusiccanada.com

http://www.newmusiccanada.com/

Clips of his music can also be accessed on the Multimedia page of his website : www.seanpeever.com

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Bio

Born & raised in Ottawa as the youngest of 6 children (which meant many traumatic years of sitting in the corner at the supper table), and a purveyor of the lost 20th Century art of songwriting, Sean Peever is one of the finest singer-songwriters on the Ottawa scene.
From power pop to folk to soul to ska/reggae, his willingness to serve the song first & foremost results in a voice that can be lending a soulful urgency to one song while singing with grace and delicacy on another, combined with a fleet fingerpicking/energetic strumming guitar style.

A regularly featured performer as a solo artist and with The Sean Peever Caravan at a number of clubs in the Ottawa area (such as The Manx, Zaphod Beeblebrox, D’Arcy McGee’s and Café Dekcuf), as well as appearing many times at The Quinte Spirit Festival in Napanee, ON and various venues in the Kingston and Toronto areas, Sean released his first album, “Love On The Transitway”, in April of 2003. He has also been featured in the February/March 2002 & August 2003 issues of Ottawa Life magazine, and The Ottawa Sun newspaper in May of 2003. He has performed many times on “Daytime” on Rogers Cable TV in Ottawa. One of his performances was featured on “Daytime” 's Best of 2002 retrospective. He has also performed on the Ottawa-area’s “Breakfast @The New RO” TV program, as well as guesting on CKCU Radio’s “Window Of Opportunity”, “Village Idioms”, & “The Charles Anthony Show”. His song “October Skies” is featured in the upcoming Studio3 Productions independent film “Upgraded”. He also does a mean Homer & Grandpa Simpson, and considers this his greatest achievement.

In his songs, favourite films, actresses from long ago, high school crushes. the autumn, May/December relationships, & Curtis Mayfield are given loving tribute, the ignoble world of contract work is put in its place, schoolyard bullies get their comeuppance later in life, suburban soccer moms are lusted after, Joni Mitchell album covers remind one of a lost love, famous sidekicks get their revenge, people from a small town long to escape to the big city, World War I veterans tell of their experiences to eager young cub reporters, fear of being old & alone keeps a woman from leaving a bad relationship, a man witnesses a murder and never tells anyone, people fall in love amid the concrete ugliness of transit systems, small children are terrorized by their fathers' repeated viewing of alien abduction documentaries, and the world truly is a crowded bus where the rich sit down and the poor stand up.

Sean's major influences are Van Morrison, Richard Thompson, Graham Parker, Elvis Costello, Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, 60s Ska/Reggae, 60s Soul and The Kinks.