Music has always played a major part in my life, my earliest memories include playing with my cars in the front room with the Beach Boys greatest hits playing in the background ! I was about 5 at the time I guess… I also remember having a go on my Mum’s little red mono record player in the kitchen, she’d be peeling spuds or whatever and I’d be the DJ, spinning all the latest hits, Simon and Garfunkel, Tom Jones, Herman’s Hermits and such like !! Growing up in an Irish family it was essential to have a “party piece” which would be performed on all occasions, my first one was “I am Henry the 8th I am” but by the time I hit 9 I moved on to the Irish folk ballad “The ring your Mother wore”. This song has stuck with me ever since I’m afraid!! Another childhood memory is setting up the Tupperware in the living room and pretending to be the drummer in Slade whilst my brother Paul was Noddy Holder (he always got the best parts), both miming merrily along to the delicate tones of Slade Alive !!
I started a group with my friends at school when I was 14, I was to be the drummer but I didn’t have any drums ! Eventually I managed to persuade my Dad to buy a really old kit for £50 and so I was off !! At this point I still couldn’t play guitar but as time went on I started to become more interested in learning so with the help of an old guitar which I think my Mum had picked up at a jumble sale and a Beatles songbook I learned chords. We had a lodger living with us at the time who used to write poems and he asked if I could put some music to them which I did, recording them onto a cassette recorder (sadly I no longer have any of these tapes so if you’re reading this Deano get in touch!!). After this I moved on to writing my own songs and have continued doing so to this day !!
I was joined in the bedroom studio by my brother Paul who could already play guitar (his party piece had been “Sister Jane” for many years), together we formed a group with a friend of his on drums and proceeded to play a few gigs here and there, pubs, weddings, that kind of thing. From about 18 to 21 I went through the usual group thing, people would join and leave, the band would split, reform and then split again just as something interesting was about to happen !! Eventually it was just me and my brother who were left, we carried on and took out loans to buy recording gear which cost a fortune then !! We spent a lot of time recording and sending off tapes to record companies and not getting very far with them in those dark pre-internet days !! The closest we came to a “deal” was from CBS, who liked one song in particular and wanted a few more like it, we just didn’t have the resources/funds to record any more and so we had to wave goodbye to the possibility of our first contract.
After that life took us in different directions and I began to develop my own style, writing and recording songs about things going on in my life. In the years that followed, music became more a hobby than any serious attempt to forge a career. The strains of life seemed to take over and eventually I put the guitar down altogether.
2003 was to herald a new chapter in my life. I met my wife Sharon and Father Christmas brought me a new guitar, it seemed that songwriting was destined to be part of my life after all. As soon as I picked it up I was thinking up tunes and lyrics again and putting chords to the various hums I had had rattling around in my head for so long. Since then the music bug has taken hold again and I’ve been focusing on establishing myself within the music industry as a songwriter.
|POSTED BY: xavierpersad||POSTED ON: 03 Aug 2007 09:07 AM|
Sean Deegan’s solo debut album entitled “The Roads You Take” is a dreamy collection of easy listening/acoustic pop masterpieces! Upon first listen, Sean’s unique tone jumps out above the musical compositions and successfully pulls listeners into his lyrical melodies. The emotional ballad “Find Your Way” best demonstrates Sean’s uplifting lyrics, captivating vocals, and delightful harmonies. Moreover, the skilled production of “The Roads You Take” turns Sean’s clever songwriting into audio works of art! If you enjoy the sounds of the Bee Gees, The Beatles and SImon & Garfunkel, this album is made just for you!-Xavier P. and RadioIndy
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|POSTED BY: Sean Deegan||POSTED ON: 15 Jul 2007 05:34 AM|
MATCHBOX RECORDINGS LTDPo Box 1467OxfordOX3 3BHTel: 01865 741 802 DEBUT ALBUM FROM MELODIC SINGER SONGWRITER SEAN DEEGAN - OUT 30 JULY 2007.
Sean Deegan is a proper original singer songwriter with Irish roots. He takes his influences from classic artists and this shows in his work. With the help of his partner Sharon a lo-fi album of heartfelt, tear jerking and beautiful ballads has been born. These songs will touch you whatever genre of music you like. They are filled with real life issues and raw emotion that brings a lump to the listener’s throat at the same time as lifting them up. Sean combines traditional Irish tinged folk with modern acoustic pop/rock, lush strings and warm uplifting almost gospel backing vocals. His stunning debut album “ The Roads you take” featuring the single “ Find my way” is out on 30 July 2007 through Matchbox Recordings.
Music has always been a part of Sean Deegan's life, although born in the UK his parents originated from Ireland and so growing up in an Irish family automatically gave him qualifications in providing entertainment at family gatherings, as well as joining in with countless renditions of Irish Folk Music.