Seán McComish is a pop artist and songwriter from Fethard-On-Sea, Co. Wexford. Growing up surrounded by music and a musical family, it was not long before he inevitably picked up a guitar. Upon hearing the album ‘Music and Me’ by Michael Jackson, he knew from an early age what he wanted to do with his life…
Play Music. Write Songs.
2015 marked the beginning of Seán as a solo artist, by leaping into the deep end, with his first two shows being performed in the prestigious venues of Whelans and The Ruby Sessions. Followed by the release of his debut E.P, ‘The First Step’ in August 2015 to much critical acclaim, which earned him the opportunity to perform with major acts such as Calum Scott, Gavin James, and The Academic, and to also feature on popular websites such as JOE.ie and HER.ie. 2016 ended with his involvement in a charity single in aid of Pieta House, alongside prominent national artists such as Ryan O’Shaughnessy. The soul-stirring single attained Number One on the iTunes chart, with a live RTE One performance to follow.
2017 saw Seán prioritise writing new material and developing his live show. To further expand his live sound, he united with drummer extraordinaire, Darren Bradley, to devise a more energetic live experience. After acquiring an endorsement from world-renowned vocal care specialists, Vocalzone, they then commenced a string of shows in wondrous Austria, followed by extensive touring across Ireland. From performing 2 sets across 2 stages at Ireland’s largest festival Electric Picnic, supporting ‘Dancing with the Stars’ winner Jake Carter, opening for Irish rock legends Aslan, to supporting Irelands hottest group Wild Youth at Wexford Spiegeltent, 2019 was hectic. Ending the eventful year with a bang, with the release of Beat 102-103 and RTÉ 2FM favourite ‘Only One’.
2020. Need I say more? With the unforeseen worldwide shutdown and closure of studios, Seán concentrated on building a studio at home. Countless hours and days were utilized grafting and toiling over a glaring laptop screen, studying the captivating craft of professional mixing. Seán always had an innate desire for music production, but his newfound adoration for mixing flourished as the motionless year of extended lockdowns carried on. Proving his capabilities in 2021’s ‘Stay Away From Me’.
Seán returns with the release of chilled summer sing-a-long, ‘May’. Although originally written in 2019, he feels the summer of 2022 is the right time to release a feel-good song such as this. Following up from the aftermath of the everyday doom and gloom that Covid life brought upon us. This summer looks hopeful and joyous, and Seán is trying to portray that relaxed summer feeling in ’May’.
“It would feel counter-productive if I released this song during any other month” laughs Sean McComish, as he explains that although the song has been ready for release for quite some time, now is the only time that feels right to him. He also reminisces about how an early draft of ‘May’ was performed live on ‘Liveline with Joe Duffy’ on RTÉ Radio 1, not long after it was written.
With soothing vocal under-layers, bouncing Caribbean congas, and an unexpectedly rip-roaring guitar solo, ‘May’ is a natural summer hit that brings you straight to the blue skies of a blistering beach.