Sean's unique approach to performing let's him sound like an acoustic duo! He sings easy-listening pop, rock, and jazz numbers, and can tastily add flute and saxophone in the right spots. His set up is very simple and compact with great sound quality. No background tracks are used, only a magic box called a phrase sampler that enables him to use his multi-instrumental talents. If needed, Sean can also play ambient classical guitar.
"Sean was able to tailor his performance to the crowd, was reliable, conscientious and professional."
-Dawn Elliot, Passenger Service, Supervisor, Polar Bear Express, Ontario Northland, Cochrane.
Price Range: $100 - $500
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Sean sings easy-listening songs drawn from pop, rock, and jazz. He has very compact system that sounds great and is suitable for large or small rooms. He uses a high quality headset microphone which doesn't let the voice drop out when he picks up a flute or saxophone. Plus, it gives a pleasing, no-clutter view of his performance.
Sean uses a nylon string classical guitar, a beautiful sounding curved soprano saxophone, a flute, and harmonica to enhance songs. The woodwinds give the music variety and interest. Your guests will be intrigued by their sound and seeing him physically manipulate the instruments. Occasionally, he will layer guitar tracks and create percussive sounds.
If there is any point when simple ambient music is needed during the event, Sean can play light instrumental classical guitar.
Like most musicians, Sean has been playing music most of his life. His journey has been quite eclectic, starting out as a boy chorister who concurrently played guitar, bass, and saxophone throughout high school. During his undergraduate program at Queens' University, he specialized on classical saxophone. He later enrolled in the Humber College Jazz Program and fell in love with jazz saxophone and improvisation.
Sean left Canada for one year to work for Carnival Cruise Lines as a saxophonist. Upon returning to Toronto, he recorded an original album and freelanced heavily, including playing saxophone with tribute bands to Billy Joel, Elton John, Bob Seger, and Tina Turner. He also could be found in pit orchestras for many musical theatre productions doubling on flutes and clarinets. He soon became the saxophonist in the fun 50s and 60s band Little Peter and the Elegants for six years.
He returned to school to receive a Masters of Arts in music composition at York University and then moved to his hometown to start his music studio Bird House Music and founded the Sean Hully Jazz Group.
In 2015, he became immersed in the goal of creating a solo act that could utilizes all of his skills in one place, so he dropped all of his bands to retrain himself and incorporate a phrase sampler which is the heart of his solo act.
Additional Booking Notes
The important item is access to an electrical outlet. Sean needs an area of about 5 square feet that is out of the way of any traffic to perform.
Past Booked Events
|June 23, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Lakefield Jazz Tour|
|June 08, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Sean at the Black Horse Pub, Peterborough|
|May 11, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Sean at The Black Horse Pub, Peterborough|
|April 06, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Sean at The Black Horse Pub, Peterborough|
|March 18, 2018 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Sean at The Black Horse Pub, Peterborough|
|March 11, 2018 • 10:00am - 2:00pm||Maplefest, Lakefield, ON|
|March 10, 2018 • 10:00am - 3:00pm||Maplefest, Lakefield, ON|
|November 02, 2017 • 6:45pm - 7:45pm||Sherbrooke Heights Retirement Residence|
|August 18, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Jackson Creek Retirement Residence|
Pop and Folk
New York’s Not My Home - Jim Croce
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Hey Baby - Bruce Chanel
Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Watching The Wheels - John Lennon
Colour My World - Chicago
American Tune - Paul Simon
Slip Sliding Away - Paul Simon
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
Leaving On A Jet Plane - John Denver
Letter From An Occupant - The New Pornographers
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Summer Side of Life - Gordon Lightfoot
Mean Individual Stranded In a Limousine - Paul Simon
Duncan - Paul Simon
Something So Right - Paul Simon
Sugar Sugar- The Archies
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me-Billy Joel
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Message In A Bottle -The Police
Drift Away -Dobie Gray
Imagine -John Lennon
Crazy Love - Poco
Kodachrome - Paul Simon
Suspension (Buck Rogers Theme)
Walk Don't Run - The Ventures (instrumental)
Buddy Holly - Weezer
Don't Answer Me - The Alan Parsons Project
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Tequila - The Champs (instrumental)
Summer Breeze - Seals and Croft
This Masquerade - Leon Russel
Take 5 - Dave Brubeck
The Girl From Ipanema - A.C. Jobim
All Of Me - standard
Moon River - Mancini and Mercer
Theme to "Night Court"
Trees - Oscar Rasbach/Joyce Kilmer
Swinging Shepherd Blues - Moe Koffman
Classical Guitar (instrumental)
Influences & Inspiration
Paul Simon, The Beatles, Sting, The Police, Jim Croce, Billy Joel, classic R&B, jazz, classical.
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