Sebastian

Sebastian

 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
BandR&BFunk

Imagine the blues-inflected R&B of Johnny “Guitar” Watson in an MTV Unplugged session and you’ll be prepared somewhat for the SEBASTIAN experience.

Biography


AND NOW! The new Hit Single Release “Luv Da Nite” Jan 2011
21Century FUNK has come UPON us.

SEBASTIAN R a w a n d R e a l
With the release of his first CD of all-original music, Raw Beginning, SEBASTIAN impressively showcases his well-honed talent as a songwriter, vocalist and master of the acoustic guitar. The Arkansas-born, New Orleans-based Blues, R&B and Funk artist, who enjoys a strong following in the city and throughout the region, is now taking his career to the next level,. Sebastian’s family roots in the city’s music go back to his great uncle, Big Bill Broonzy, a widely acclaimed bluesman who counted the legendary Mahalia Jackson among his friends in the business.

After more than two decades as a performer himself, SEBASTIAN is now poised to attract wider audiences to a mellow, funky sound that is both familiar and uniquely his own. Imagine the blues-inflected R&B of Johnny “Guitar” Watson in an MTV Unplugged session and you’ll be prepared – somewhat – for the SEBASTIAN experience. Like the debut single, “I Want You,” his soulful music features raw, stripped-down, laid-back grooves with slice-of-life lyrical themes. In sum, he keeps it real with feel-good music.

SEBASTIAN can transport listeners to the atmosphere of an intimate club or an impromptu performance on the streets of the “Big Easy,” where he found his creative home in 1986. He was drawn to New Orleans music because its culturally rooted style was an extension of his own sensibilities as an artist. Four years later, his struggle for recognition among so much homegrown talent, including mentors Leo Nocentelli and Warren Batiste, led to a move to Atlanta. He wrote and recorded music that received airplay on the Georgia State University radio station (WRAS-FM), which led to his performing throughout the area with a five-piece band.

When his own group broke up, SEBASTIAN joined the R&B band Billy Ball and the Upsetters as rhythm and lead guitarist, touring the South and the Midwest. After three years on the road, SEBASTIAN returned to the New Orleans music scene in 1997, determined to make his presence felt. He appeared on Chuck C’s 1999 recording of “Another Sleepless Night,” produced by Cyril Neville. His transition to the Reggae genre, another reflection of his interest in roots music, came when he joined the Irie Vibrations band and performed on their 2004 release, Red Hot Reggae.

But SEBASTIAN’s solo career was already in the making. While he played with local acts on Bourbon Street, as well as in clubs and churches, his passion and growing popularity as a street performer set the stage for the release of his CD, On the Streets of New Orleans, in 2006.

He continues to bring his powerful one-man shows to music venues and media outlets around the city and beyond – from the Ebony Square Cultural Center to popular local destinations for music lovers, such as the Apple Barrel, coffee houses and private parties. He has received other exposure through radio appearances, including Atlanta’s “Good Morning Blues”on WRFG, hosted by Bill Hudson and local alternative music beacon WWOZ (90.7 FM) where he performed live on D.J. Keith’s show and gained national and international exposure via the station’s webcast.

In music as in life, timing is everything. With the release of Raw Beginning, SEBASTIAN is now ready to serve up to the world ample portions of the talent that has simmered for years in the rich cultural gumbo of New Orleans. So get your bowl , spoon, hot sauce and dig in for a down-home tasty treat!

Lyrics

I WANT U

Written By: SEBASTIAN

Intro

(Hello everybody, get ready for Sebastian, this is his solo debut, I want u……..I want u)

Chorus:
I want u….I need your body. I want u….I need your body
I want u….For all my loving. I want u….For kissing and hugging

(oooh….oooh….oooh….oooh)

Mama I like the way, the way you walk
Mama I like the way, the way you talk
Your sexy ways, pretty babe.
Looking so, sweet and hot
You ride like ah! Audi fox
You ride like ah! Audi fox

(oooh….oooh….oooh….oooh) - Repeat

Babe, I need you….oooh
Babe, I need you….oooh
I need you when I’m sad and blue
Everyday ah! And during the night
Please and squeeze me so tight
Babe, I need you….oooh

(oooh….oooh….oooh….oooh) - Repeat

Chorus:
I want u….I need your body. I want u….I need your body
I want u….For all my loving. I want u….For kissing and hugging
I want u….I need your body. I want u….I need your body
I want u….For all my loving. I want u….For kissing and hugging


AIN'T THINKING RIGHT

Written By: Sebastian

Intro

Chilling in the morning! (Ain't thinking right).
Killing in the evening! (Ain’t thinking right).
Scheming in the midnight! (Ain’t thinking right).
Wheeling n dealing all night. (Ain’t thinking right).
They ain’t thinking right. (Ain’t thinking right).
They ain’t thinking right. (Ain’t thinking right).
They ain’t thinking right. (Ain’t thinking right).
They ain’t thinking right. (Ain’t thinking right).

Chorus……………………………….Instrumental……………………………………………..

Bridge………………………………..Instrumental……………………………………………..

Now the gov. wear an iron glove! (Ain’t thinking right).
As far as the eye can see. (Ain’t thinking right).
Education is a crime. (Ain’t thinking right).
Knowledge is a conviction. (Ain’t thinking right).
They ain’t thinking right. (Ain’t thinking right).
They ain’t thinking right. (Ain’t thinking right).
They ain’t thinking right. (Ain’t thinking right).
They ain’t thinking right. (Ain’t thinking right).

Chorus……………………………….Instrumental……………………………………………….

Bridge………………………………..Instrumental...……………………………………………..

Guitar solo…………………………...Instrumental ……………………………………………….

COULD IT BE HATE

Written By: Sebastian

Intro:
…………………………Be Kool…………………………Not Fooled……………………..

We are living in desperation.
Separation from I n I blessings.
Hello! Mother Africa, we are calling.
Let us know our history to seek n search.
(Be Kool………………)
Let us not fall into destruction…. …..Hide I from raging lost
Take I from the lush of pollution….. ..Reason for nations to weep as sheep.

Chorus:
(Is it)… the salt! (Is it)… the sugar! (Is it)… the spice…….(Could it be hate).
(Is it)… the rice! (Is it)… the bait! Haters! Hate…………...(Could it be hate).

……………………………………………….Instrumental………………………………………

………………………………Be Kool…………………….Not Fooled………………………….

Proverty sweet our land to nothingness,.
Powers push I down into its pits.
Hello! Mother Africa, we are calling.
Speak to the children of our land.
(Be Kool………………)
Warning I say…………Warning I say…………………
Wash away our troubles………. Cast away our burdens.

Chorus:
(Is it)… the salt! (Is it)… the sugar! (Is it)… the spice…….(Could it be hate).
(Is it)… the rice! (Is it)… the bait! Haters! Hate………….. (Could it be hate).
(Is it)… the salt! (Is it)… the sugar! (Is it)… the spice……..(Could it be hate).
(Is it)… the rice! (Is it)… the bait! Haters! Hate……………(Could it be hate).

……………………………………………….Instrumental………………………………………

…………………………………………………..End…………………………………………….

Discography

ON THE STREETS OF NEW ORLEANS - 2006
RAW BEGINNING - 2009
LUV DA NITE - 2011 Single Release

RAW BEGINNING - 2009
Available online @ CD Baby.com, Digstation.com, Amazon.com & iTunes.
http://www.digstation.com/Sebastian2
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sebastiantunes

Request Sebastian music on Web Radio@ http://www.jango.com/music/Sebastian

New Single Release " Luv Da Nite" - Jan 2011
Available online @ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sebastian1

www.facebook.com/sebastian4u2

Set List

Sets usually consist of approximately 1 - 2 hour performance. Sets of 2 - 3 hours may include orginals, some standards and cover material.

All Original songs

SET LIST

1. Ain’t Thinking Right
2. Get Up & Dance
3. Let’s Pop
4. Could It Be Hate
5. The Way U Do It
6. My Purple Love
7. Problematic Situation
8. I Want U
9. Luv Da. Nite