Hailing from Northumberland, Sean began playing Bass in his early teens on a small scale Kay catalogue Gibson SG copy handed down from his musically inept older brother! His father, Keith, founded Cramlington Folk Club, one of Englands longest running folk clubs, where a young Sean listened to and learned to appreciate many different styles of music.
He learned his trade with, among others, the vocal harmony group Legend (Barrie and Ingrid Temple) the Robert Whitehead Band, and various dreadful punk, rock, reggae and indie bands on the local scene.
After studying music and music technology, Sean went on to become MD for The Drifters and to play with bands as diverse as Cuig and Bucks Fizz! His understanding of the fretless bass with Irish music has been universally admired.
He has performed on various recordings; Cuig "Prospect"; Tom Leary "Off The Rocks"; Vin Garbutt "Word Of Mouth"; Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies "Doolally"; and Christi Andropolis "Wicker Road".
Sean's most recent projects include Los Twangeros (With singer songwriter Terry Fletcher) and as bassist with Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies, alongside his role in the Aaron Bayley Band.