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Sean Hully is a multi-instrumentalist with a diverse experience of performing. He has three music degrees with specialities in composition, jazz, and classical saxophone.
Highlights include performing on cruise ships, with tribute bands, and in pit orchestras for musical theatre.
Sean uses a loop pedal when playing solo so he can include his woodwind instruments. The electric nylon string guitar is the bedrock of his sound because he finds that it blends well with folk, pop, classical, and jazz traditions.
Sean Hully was called to music at a young age, and has journeyed through the realms of choral music, rock and roll, folk, classical, R&B, Latin and jazz. He is seeks to fuse all of his skills into one form, and now incorporates guitar and woodwinds into a solo show with the help of looping technology.
Sean’s undergraduate music degree was at Queen’s University in Kingston, where he studied classical saxophone and later received a special Licentiate of Music Diploma. He moved to Toronto for jazz at Humber College, and after finishing, he was immediately hired by Carnival Cruise Lines as a Show Band Musician in the tenor saxophone chair.
After a year at sea, Sean returned to Toronto where he recorded his one official album to date, Interaction. He joined a tribute band to Billy Joel, and with them, did short tours across the U.S. and Canada as their saxophonist. He also freelanced as a saxophonist in various Toronto bands and musical theatre pit orchestras.
In 2007, Sean received a Master’s Degree in composition. His thesis was essentially his second album that was scored and recorded, but never released. This “album” was the seed of the transition to his current musical approach.
In 2009, Sean returned to his native Peterborough and opened Bird House Music to give music lessons on guitar and woodwind instruments. During that time, he founded the Sean Hully Jazz Group, which was a rehearsal band. The SHJD rehearsed each week, played a show at The Garnet once a month, and recorded a short EP.
In 2015, Sean began working with a Boomerang 3 phrase sampler to develop a solo act that could fuse his skills into one entity. His repertoire has organically become unique. He is now adding original material to his “one-man-band” concept.