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: $250 - $1000 subject to distance.
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Sean sings easy-listening songs drawn from pop, rock, and jazz. He supplies his own compact sound system for small rooms. He also owns a Bose P.A. system for larger rooms or outdoor venues.
Sean uses a nylon string classical guitar, a curved soprano saxophone, a flute, and harmonica to enhance some songs via a looping machine.. 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.
Sean Hully is multi-instrumentalist with a diverse background of performance, recording, and education. He has performed with Carnival Cruise Lines and numerous tribute bands across North America, and has led his own bands, like The Sean Hully Jazz Group. He has played saxophone with jazz and dixieland bands, community musical theatre orchestras, and cover bands that played Latin, R&B, and various sub-genres of rock.
A songwriter and composer, he has three degrees in music studies, including a Licentiate of Music in classical saxophone and a Masters Degree in composition. Sean's first album of original songs (Interaction) was released in 2002 and uses common rock instrumentation.
Since 2015, Sean has developed a unique style with the discreet use of a loop pedal to incorporate flute, saxophone, percussive effects, and guitar leads. The nylon string guitar has become the bedrock of his style because it blends nicely with the folk, pop, classical, and jazz traditions.
Additional Booking Notes
The important item is access to an electrical outlet. Sean needs an area of about 5 square feet that is free of foot traffic to perform. Must be safe from sun and wet weather conditions.
Past Booked Events
|March 21, 2020||Maplefest|
|March 14, 2020||Maplefest|
|March 06, 2020 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||First Friday Art Crawl|
|January 03, 2020 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Sean Hully Solo|
|July 16, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Sean Hully|
|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|
All Of Me (jazz) - standard
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
branle englese (medieval) - anonymous
Buddy Holly - Weezer
Colour My World - Chicago
Crazy Love - Poco
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Don’t Answer Me - The Alan Parsons Project
Drift Away - Dobie Gray
Duncan - Paul Simon
Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
Fields of Gold - Sting
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Hey Baby! - Bruce Chanel
Hurt So Good -John Cougar Melloncamp
Imagine - John Lennon
It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me - Billy Joel
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Kodachrome - Paul Simon
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Leaving On A Jet Plane - John Denver
Letter From An Occupant - The New Pornographers
Low Rider - War
Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
Mean Individual Stranded In A Limousine - Paul Simon
Message In A Bottle - The Police
Moon River - Mancini and Mercer
New York’s Not My Home - Jim Croce
Night Court - 80s tv theme
Packington’s Pound (medieval) - anonymous
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Slip Sliding Away - Paul Simon
Something So Right - Paul Simon
Sugar Sugar - The Archies
Summer Breeze - Seals and Croft
Summer Side Of Life - Gordon Lightfoot
Suspension (Buck Rogers Theme) - 70s movie theme
Swinging Shepherd Blues (jazz instrumental) - Moe Koffman
Take Five (jazz instrumental) - Dave Brubeck
Tequila (instrumental) - The Champs
The Girl From Ipanema (Latin jazz) - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce
Trees (old song modernized) - Oscar Rasbach/Joyce Kilmer
Walk Don’t Run (instrumental) - The Ventures
Watching The Wheels - John Lennon
Originals (if requested)
Go About Your Business
Influences & Inspiration
Paul Simon, The Beatles, Sting, The Police, Jim Croce, Billy Joel, classic R&B, jazz, classical.
Sturdy area 5' x 5' with electrical access. If outdoors, must be sheltered.
Supplied is a high-quality Bose sound system that distributes sound evenly throughout the room or outdoor area.