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Seth Sharp

Hartford, Connecticut, United States | INDIE

Hartford, Connecticut, United States | INDIE
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"Sharp! U.S. Performer Hits a High Note in Namibia"

Windhoek — U.S. PERFORMER Seth Sharp has been rocking Namibians with his classic African-American soul and R&B.

Sharp and his accomplished accompanist, Jon Elisson, have been in Namibia as guests of the American Cultural Centre... - The Namibian


Discography

"A Song For You" - Seth Sharp and the Black Clock
"Live Confections" - Seth Sharp and the Black Clock
"Every Sunday" - Tommi White featuring Seth Sharp
"Happiness is Taking Over" - D-Reflection feat. Seth Sharp
"Johnny" - Seth Sharp (Laugardagslögin 2008)
"I Won't Be Home Tonight" - Seth Sharp (Laugardagslögin 2008)
"Family" - Seth Sharp (Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins)
"Homemade Candy" - Nammidagur

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Seth Sharp was born in Hartford, Connecticut (USA) to the critically-acclaimed actress/teacher/director, Frances McAlpine-Sharp and her husband, Seth Sharp, from whom Seth takes his name. Seth started performing at the age of 3 and began singing in clubs, talent shows, political events and social gatherings around the age of 10. Seth was surrounded by music growing up in Hartford. His mother often took him to live jazz concerts in Hartford's Bushnell park and several of Seth's relatives played and composed classical music and rock. Seth's cousin, the guitar legend, Tony Macalpine, lived with Seth's family for a period of time, while Tony studied music at Hartt School of Music, where Seth eventually took singing lessons in classical music. When Frances (Seth's mother) heard Seth sing, "And I Am Telling You" she urged him to sing for her friends - thus Seth's singing career began.

In his early years, Seth performed on local television, mostly in acting parts. He was also commissioned by, "The Hartford Courant" to write an opinion piece about his experiences growing up in Hartford and then a reflection upon the life and works of Nelson Mandela. Seth's writing (poetry and essays) won him several awards, including the City of Hartford Poetry recitation contest, where Seth recited his original poem, "Hidden", about people who live under the radar of society. Seth also received an award from the NAACP for his musical achievements.

At the age of 13, Seth became the youngest DJ in the state of Connecticut with a regularly-scheduled program, on Hartford's WQTQ, 89.9 FM. During this time, Seth was also selected to be a musician for the National Episcopalian Church, where he traveled on behalf of the church to conferences and recorded music and wrote a song which was included in the National Church's Young People's songbook. Throughout high school, Seth continued to perform and make music in various venues and was featured in a couple of independent films.

Seth met one of his inspirations, the civil rights icon, Rosa Parks, when she came to Seth's high school in Hartford, for a performance by the drama club, of which Seth was a lead performer. The icing on the cake for Seth was when he discovered that his family and Rosa Parks were headed to the same family reunion in Connecticut. As it turned out, Rosa Parks was Seth's cousin by marriage.

Seth went to Yale University and joined a jazz a cappella singing group, which toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Seth also started a theater company at Yale, where he directed many plays and worked with a local elementary school to mentor the young students in performing. Many of Seth's plays received rave reviews in the University Newspapers. In his senior year of Yale, Seth joined the world-renowned, Yale Whiffenpoofs, an a cappella singing group which yale graduate, Cole Porter, was a member of in the early 1900s. Seth traveled extensively with the group and sang "The Christmas Song" for President Clinton and his family at a White House Christmas party and also sang for Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India. With the group, Seth performed at the BBC Jazz club in London and in many prestigious venues throughout the world.

Seth moved to New York City, upon graduation from Yale, and continued his career as an actor/singer and also started directing professionally. Seth performed at various clubs throughout New York City and did regional theater throughout the United States. His performance as Daniel Beauxhomme, the love interest in the musical, "Once on this Island", earned him a Robby Award for best ensemble cast and the show was nominated for an LA-Ovation award against such shows as Ragtime. Seth also co-starred in "Avenue X" at the San Diego Playhouse and made television appearances in San Diego to promote the show. While in New York, Seth appeared in various films and TV shows and starred in an independent film which won an award at the Columbus Film Festival.

Seth began vocal-coaching in New York and was the vocal coach for the lead singers of the multi-platinum album pop band, "Scissor Sisters" until Seth moved to Reykjavik, Iceland. While in New York, Seth directed several productions for the "Urban Youth Theater", which is housed at the famous, Henry Street Settlement, in Lower-Manhattan. Seth's directorial debut, "Hello, Out There" was highly praised in the New York Times. Seth also taught musical theater at Henry Street and worked as a teaching artist in New York City public schools. As a vocal coach and singing teacher, Seth has developed a very successful track record for helping his students to reach their goals. Both in Reykjavik and in New York City, Seth’s current and former students have achieved their goals ranging from: personal achievement to international success. Among his former students is the winner of Iceland's X-Factor.

Seth's first years in Iceland, entailed extensive travel between Iceland and the United States