Sean Weston is an experienced and multi-talented singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Originally hailing from west Texas, Sean was surrounded by music from the moment he was born. He comes from a family of many talented musicians and singers and was exposed to all different genres of popular music throughout his childhood—from classic rock 'n' roll, to big band and jazz, to folk and singer/songwriters of the late 60s and early 70s.
Sean remembers growing up listening to his father and uncle both playing drums professionally, as well as both his mother and father singing in choirs and playing piano in different bands. As a result, Sean was a natural-born musician, picking up drums almost instinctually, as well as having a natural ear for singing and tones on the piano. He realized early in his childhood that he could mentally dissect a song by each instrument’s individual part and could examine and appreciate the music for its subtle nuances and varying production techniques used by producers in different recordings.
In addition to being immersed in the music favorites of his family members, Sean's first individual musical influences were from mid-to-late 70s AM Pop Radio, including disco, funk, R&B and pop/rock hits of the late 70s. The early 80s saw Sean’s influences and tastes lean more toward guitar-based AOR Rock radio and New Wave bands that began to crossover onto the pop charts. These new influences led Sean to first pick up the guitar at the age of 12. In his early teen years his deep love and fascination for guitar-based music continued to grow as he pushed himself to become a better guitar player and eventually an engaging live performer and singer. Even though he was the only one in his family who had learned and gravitated toward the guitar, it was clear early on that guitar would become Sean's main instrument for writing and performing.
Sean began performing in his mid-teens with a few different cover bands, which continued during his high school years. Being in these bands enabled Sean to develop his live performing chops, while getting a taste of local favor as a working band playing in all the popular hometown bars and clubs.
With a yearning for establishing a successful original band, Sean was drawn to settle in Los Angeles in the early 90s with a friend and songwriting partner from earlier years in Texas. Throughout the 90s and 2000s, Sean was a key member in several different projects in Los Angeles, both as a live performer and a studio session musician. Over the past 15 years, Sean has also enjoyed many forays as a producer for other artists in varied genres.
Most recently, Sean has chosen to pursue a solo project, featuring fully self-written and produced songs recorded in his own project studio, Soul Sonic Control Media™. In 2014, Sean has plans to release more singles from this project and recruit world-class musicians to join him in crafting and presenting an exciting live show to showcase this original material.
Ever the passionate music lover, songwriter and producer, Sean’s desire to create and perform have never waned and he continues to pursue excellence in craft, while now embracing the wonders of new technology that the modern music industry offers. He hopes to open new doors with his latest material, share his passion and connect with fans and music lovers worldwide.