'Listening to Michael Sean Harris sing is simply cathartic...Harris' musical influences are as eclectic as they are empowering' -Roland Henry [The Jamaica Observer: Sunday, March 11, 2007]
The smooth and rich voice of Michael Sean Harris has melted hearts, enlivened spirits and warmed souls in performances throughout Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean. Michael hails from the island of Jamaica, the birthplace of the musical genius found in Bob Marley and of reggae and dancehall music. When you listen to Michael’s music, you can feel yourself on a captivating international ride of both discovery and subliminal familiarity. He seamlessly merges traditional folk, classical, popular and contemporary music of many regions of the world and infuses a savory spice that is uniquely his own.
The Caribbean’s music world first nurtured Michael’s talent. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Harris acquired a Bachelor of Music Degree, in Music Synthesis and Contemporary Writing, with voice as his main instrument. “Holiday on Ice – In Concert” then tapped Michael to be its lead vocalist in 2000 and Michael dazzled its audiences throughout Europe for three years. Since then, Michael has continued delivering outstanding stage performances in innumerable and diverse venues, ranging from large international music festivals, theatrical stages, intimate music settings, local, national and regional concerts and more. In some of these settings, he adds his vibrant playing of the viola to intone with his vocals and his band.
Michael is indeed the consummate artist. He once headed the Vocal Department at The School of Music of The Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts (the only regional tertiary institution of it's kind in the Caribbean). At the same time he is a regular judge on the televised national choral competition “All Together Sing,” performance consultant on “Digicel Rising Stars – Jamaica's premier talent competition a la “American Idol,” arranger, composer, teacher, actor, writer, creative director and musician. Michael has what it takes and understands the need, to be versatile and current in the modern music business landscape.
'Boundaries such as genre, style and even language were not just ignored, but dismissed with disdain...It was a marvel to see and listen to the gestalt ... something, this time a sound, a vibe, an experience, which is greater than the sum of its individual parts...'- Darren Khan [Jamaica Observer: Sunday, January 14, 2007]