Seth Horan
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Seth Horan

Reno, Nevada, United States

Reno, Nevada, United States
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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"He plays solo bass guitar like Victor Wooten, sings songs like Ani DiFranco and John Mayer, and performs with the intensity of Martin Sexton. He's a freak of nature, and he's phenomenal." - OC Beachcomber


"His now legendary solo sets feature remarkable rhythmic articulation through finessed fingerstyle funk, frenetic fretting, tapping, awesome string-muting coordination, and lightning-fast thumb popping and slapping technique.

At times Horan appears to be wrestling with his bass -- attacking, pulling and extracting wondrous lead harmonics from what is usually a background instrument -- while maintaining a grip on his audience through witty, self-effacing storytelling.

Horan accomplishes this conveyance without accompaniment, and has helped to both redefine and expand the frontiers of solo bass performance." - Reno Passport magazine


"...a distinct and impressive solo set that showcased Horan’s George Michael-esque pop vocal sensibilities and ...pedal-supported fretboard onslaughts (which stayed impressively clean despite the speaker-crowding layers)..."
-Matt Robinson, Northeast Performer, September 2008 - Northeast Performer Magazine


Discography

2009 - "Clang & Chime"

2008 - "Between Two Oceans" (DVD)

2007 - "Happenstance"

2004 - "Conduit"

2002 - "Notwithstanding"

2000 - "...this is the session."

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Seth Horan is a touring singer/songwriter. And there are thousands of those. He left RCA band Vertical Horizon in 1998, right on the brink of that bands multi-platinum success, and decided to play his songs alone on his bass rather than pick up the traditional six-string acoustic guitar hailed as the universal standard for songwriters. He did this to push the envelope of modern songwriting and performance; he did it to see how far he could go while still being accepted by the mainstream; he did it to explore a new sound in a market that becomes more homogenized every day. But most importantly, he did it because he has been a bass player since he was twelve years old, and he really, really, really sucks at guitar.

Originally hailing from Buffalo NY, he toured the United States non-strop from March of 2002 until May of 2005. After becoming sponsored by Warwick basses in 2006, he began touring internationally, building a sizable following and turning heads with his blend of fingerpicking, slapping, tapping, harmonics, and chording to accompany his voice. To say that Horan plays the bass like a guitar is a vast understatement. More to the point, he plays it like a dulcimer, a drum set, a harp, and a xylophone all at the same time.

This quote from the Ocean City Beachcomber sums it up: "He plays solo bass guitar like Victor Wooten, sings songs like John Mayer and Ani DiFranco, and performs with the intensity of Martin Sexton. Hes a freak of nature, and hes phenomenal."

For more information on Horan, his albums, and future tourdates, surf to http://sethhoran.com

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