Sean Among Wolves guests on Mary K Burke Show

Sean Among Wolves on the Mary K Burke Show, Sunday from 6pm

 

Sean is the multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, singer behind Sean Among Wolves.

 

His love of music began when he was around 7 or 8 and he swapped a kid in school for a Guns and Roses album (Appetite for Destruction) but he never began playing until he sang for two friends who were learning to play guitar at the age of 17. He later bought a bass and went along to a local youth center to learn from a local legend Phil ‘Beefy’ Robertson. He started hard and taught him how to play Clash and Jam bass lines and with the two friends they formed a band called Downside. They organized a gig at a local pub and played a set of covers.

 

Sean became ill with tongue cancer in 2003 and when he recovered he and his friends, Joe Bruce and Dean Ross formed a Rock band called Stranded with Singer Greg Roberston and drummer Mikie Inglis. 

 

Stranded went on to write and record an album called Revolution Waits and played several high profile gigs. Sean played bass and wrote lyrics for the band. Namely, The Union Street New Year street party in Aberdeen supporting Simple Minds and Deacon Blue. They also played a show in London and supported Spear Of Destiny. The band disbanded due to family and work commitments of the members.

 

After a break from all music, Sean moved to Glasgow with his wife and first son and began attending Spirit Of Life Church. The church was in need of a worship leader to play on Sunday mornings, and reluctantly Sean dusted down his old acoustic from the loft, and learned a set of worship songs.

 

He quickly fell back in love with music and within two weeks of picking back up the guitar, during a trip to his day job on the oil rigs of Scandinavia, he wrote 2 songs and a few months later he had 6 songs and those songs are still coming thick and fast to this day.

 

After many attempts at starting bands to get his music out to a wider audience,  it became apparent that his day job (on the rigs) was a stumbling block and he realized a solo project was his best way forward. He began recording demos and posting them on soundcloud and then became proficient on the Garageband software on his ipad which allowed him to start multitracking and give him the full sound he desired.  He then decided that an act name would allow him to stand out and add to the mystery of a solo artist with a full band sound.  He went with Sean Among Wolves after the bible verse (Lambs among wolves). He uses the ipad to provide a backing track to him playing electric and acoustic guitars and signing live. Ideally Sean would love a band to join him live so he can ditch the ipad and perhaps his name from the title and become Among Wolves. But for now, he IS the band. He has since the recorded a demo Album ‘Words For Caesars’ which is available online for free.

 

Sean’s musical taste is wide and varied and that reflects in his music. Hugely in to the Britpop scene, and heavily influenced by electro, folk and gospel making for and interesting blend.

 

Lyrics are his favorite thing to do and he like to write about anything on his mind, whether it be spiritual, political or the natural world around him and the people of life.

 

Sean has also written a folk opera based on a song he wrote called ‘Why?’, he is writing for his old friends new heavy rock band project called Ghost Town Rebellion and has written and produced two tracks for a local rapper as well as continuing to play in church on Sunday mornings when him from the rigs.

Catch Up: Ferridy guest on the MKB Show

On the Mary K. Burke Show on Sunday 15 February her live studio guests were a great little band called Ferridy.

Jamie Montague, Luke McMahon and Allan Hopkinson formed the band in January of 2012.

From Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Ferridy was built on three way vocal harmonies trained with the use of barbershop tags, lyrical messages enforced by the worlds most thought provoking, moral and philosophical sources and a love for real, organic music.

What makes Ferridy different from other bands is they play in front of thousands of people every week as they take their music to the streets.

The band writes songs collectively as a song writing trio, with everyone having a part to play in the process.

Their music is full of foot stamping energy, atmospheric imagery and memorable moments that will make you smile when you remember them later.

Mary K Burke Show, Sunday 15 February 6.00-8.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Morgan Lee Band guest on MKB Show on Sunday 6pm

On the Mary K. Burke Show on Sunday 30 November from 6.00pm, the Morgan Lee Band are her special guests.

The Morgan Lee Band are based around Glasgow featuring Anne Morgan on fiddle, viola and backing vocals; Hugh Lee on lead vocals, mandolin, octave mandolin, fiddle, harmonica and whistles; Emma Joyce on lead vocals and accoustic guitar; Tony Llewely on acoustic and resonator guitars and backing vocals and finally Steve Mason on bass.

The band are particularly interested in the alternative edge of ‘folk’ music to include material from Bob Dylan and self penned songs. The Morgan Lee Band are termed ‘celtic electica’.

Mary K. Burke Show, Sunday 30 November, 6.00-8.00pm and Catch Up anytime

Alan Crossan on Mary K. Burke Show on the Clutha Trust

One year on from the Clutha Vaults helicopter crash, the pub’s owner, Alan Crossan will be presenting a fundraising concert to launch The Clutha Trust and Alan will be the guest on the Mary K. Burke Show tonight, Sunday 23 November 6.00-8.00pm on Celtic Music Radio 95FM.

The Trust will be an organisation that will reach out to disadvantaged youngsters and unite them with music and the arts.

The fundraising concert is being held in the famous Barrowlands in Glasgow on Friday 28 November, the ticket proceeds of which will go towards fundraising for the trust.

Mary K. Burke Show, Sunday 23 November 6.00-8.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Album of the Week: Don Kesson ‘Drinking with the Angels’

Album of the Week: Don Kesson ‘Drinking with the Angels’

Nov 15, 2014

The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week for week commencing Saturday 15 November 2014 is from Don Kesson with his ‘Drinking with the Angels’.

Mary K. Burke talks to Don about his music and this new album which had its photo-shoot in the former Clutha Vaults before the disaster there on 29 November 2013.

Mary says: “I love every song on it. There is one song I can’t stop singing and that is ‘Stones on this Broken Road.’ Don’s voice is so laid back and the original songs on this album are amazing.”don kesson clutha

Don Kesson is a Glasgow based folk/country singer, who has recently completed ‘Drinking with the Angels’ – his first solo album of original songs since splitting with his previous covers band, ‘The Plank Spankers’.

Over the years, Don has built up a following of dedicated fans with his laid back style of performing and eclectic range of songs. He has played all over the country at various venues and festivals and is a well know figure around the Glasgow’s music scene.

Due to constant requests from members of his audience, he has decided to record this CD of new material.

Album of the Week, Saturday 15 November 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 17 November at 7.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.

Clutha Trust special on MKB Show, Sunday 6pm

Clutha Trust special on MKB Show, Sunday 6pm

Nov 7, 2014

On the Mary K. Burke Show on Sunday night at 6.00pm with her mix of Americana, Country and Irish music, Mary’s guest willclutha trust be Khris Beattie aka The Mighty Sparrahawk who will be talking about the Clutha Trust Launch Night on Friday 28 November.

To launch the Clutha Trust there will be a very special night taking place at the world famous Glasgow Barrowlands on Friday 28 November with tickets at just £10 from http://bit.ly/1njcxNOThe concert will have two stages the main stage and “The Clutha Stage” which will be downstairs and will feature Clutha Vaults musician’s.  This stage will close in time for the final main stage act. Clutha Trust merchandise will be on sale and there will be a raffle on the night.

Khris Beattie says: “Some very special guests will be revealed soon but so far we can confirm live performances from Bombskare Sandi Thom, The Girobabies Rose Room Mickey 9s The Mighty Sparrahawk Carlton Jugband, Denny and Paul, Horse, Carly Conner, Andy Craig, Chris Pookah, Dixie Beaver, Swing Guitars and Craig Dandelion.”

 

dave arcariAlso on Mary’s Sunday night show will be Dave Arcari who will also be in talking about his music.

Mary K. Burke Show, Sunday 9 November, 6.00-8.00pm and Catch Up anytime.


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