Born & raised in Ottawa as the youngest of 6 children (which meant many traumatic years of sitting in the corner at the supper table), and a purveyor of the lost 20th Century art of songwriting, Sean Peever is one of the best kept secrets on the Toronto scene. From folk-rock to soul to ska/reggae, his willingness to serve the song first & foremost results in a voice that can be lending a soulful urgency to one song while singing with grace and delicacy on another, combined with a fleet fingerpicking/energetic strumming guitar style. Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies shaking hands with Richard Thompson comes to mind.
A regularly featured performer as a solo artist and with The Sean Peever Caravan at a number of clubs in the Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto areas, Sean has played at the fabled Yellow Door in Montréal, as well as appearing at The Eaglewood Folk Festival, Stewart Park Festival in Perth ON & The Quinte Spirit Festival in Napanee, ON. He released his first album, “Love On The Transitway”, in 2003 and has also been featured in various issues of Ottawa Life magazine and the Ottawa Sun newspaper. He has performed many times on “Daytime” on Rogers Cable TV and the TV program “Breakfast @The New RO” in Ottawa. He has also guested and performed on CKCU Radio’s “Window Of Opportunity”, “Village Idioms”, & “The Charles Anthony Show”. His song “October Skies” is featured in the 2005 Studio3 Productions independent film “Upgraded”. In 2006-07, he contributed original music to the Glenvale Players' theatrical productions "Speaking Volumes" and "Common Criminal" - the latter play appearing at the London Fringe Festival. He also does a mean Homer & Grandpa Simpson, and considers this his greatest achievement.
In his songs, loving tribute is given to actresses from long ago, high school crushes, the autumn, and May/December relationships. Skater kids discover Hank Snow at the mall. The ignoble world of contract work is put in its place, schoolyard bullies get their comeuppance later in life, suburban soccer moms are lusted after, famous sidekicks get their revenge, people from a small town long to escape to the big city, World War I veterans tell of their experiences to eager young cub reporters, fear of being old & alone keeps a woman from leaving a bad relationship, people fall in love amid the concrete ugliness of transit systems, small children are terrorized by their fathers' repeated viewing of alien abduction documentaries, vegans and carnivores finally duke it out, and the world truly is a crowded bus where the rich sit down and the poor stand up
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