2004 was a big year for Sean, as he released the debut album “Long Time Coming”. This put Sean in line for his first recording contract, and showcased his fine guitar playing, which combines a great number of influences including Albert Collins, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Gary Moore and SRV to name a few. His vocal style is of a rich, sexy tone with a low end rumble drawing comparisons with Joe Cocker, Bryan Adams and Jonny Lang.
Britain’s leading blues magazine “Blues Matters!” has described the debut album as “A real gem”, concluding that Sean was:
“…. set for big stages with superb guitar work…. They’ll soon be bursting out of the Nottingham area now Sean has got his writing shoes on.”
2005 saw the band perform many live dates around the U.K. including main stage performances at, Burnley Festival, Maryport Festival the prestigious Great British R&B Festival in Colne in August with organisers quoting, “Sean is a new legend in the making. He has rich powerful vocals and searing guitar licks. Like so many, he has been working hard for years but these are Sean Webster’s years, and he is in his ascendancy.”
Sean’s second cd release entitled, “If Only” pushed the boundaries of the blues music, with Sean reaching out to a wider and (often) younger audience. “If Only” came to the attention of Tony Edser, editor of “Where’s Eric!” the official Eric Clapton magazine who decided to feature Sean as The “One to watch”. Having personally placed a copy of the cd in Eric’s hands, it was rumoured that Sean was inline for supporting Eric on that years tour. Unfortunately Sean was pipped at the post by the legendary Robert Cray!!!
An extract reads,
“This is an original collection of blues based songs, skilfully played, nicely produced and with some beautifully melodic guitar work. If Eric is stuck for a decent support act for his forth coming Euro tour, he need look no more.”
Since then Sean has played tours in the USA and Europe; Performed live sessions on the radio 2 Paul Jones show; Performed on national Fox TV in the USA; released 2 more albums ( one a double ) and also a cd single.
After a short time away in Australia, Sean is back with a brand new band and a brand new album. “See it Through” is his best work yet and displays that like a fine wine, Sean only gets better with age.
Sitting at the drum stool is Phil Wilson ( The Hoax, The Davey brothers, Scott Mckeon ) bringing a fresh and vibrant groove to Sean’s music.
For the first time in many years, Sean has included a second guitarist in his new line up, Ash Wilson ( Yes Phil’s older brother ) who is one of the greatest guitar players in Europe and compliments Sean perfectly.
Finally on bass is Greg Smith ( The Melt, Infamous Vampires ). After years of studying at the great Basstech in London, and subsequently teaching at a music college for many years, Greg brings a concrete foundation to this line up, making the whole rhythm section one of the best on the scene.
Sean describes this line up as being the best ever. ” Every time I get on stage with these guys, they all make me play better, I have a great time and I always leave the stage smiling ”
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